How do I clean my travertine and granite counters?
Q: We are preparing our house for sale and have installed beautiful granite counters in the kitchen, and what our installer tells us is Travertine in the bathroom on a ready-made cabinet. The granite was professionally sealed and is a wonderful addit... Read More
stone bathroom tile
Q. I cleaned soap scum off a stone tile shower with vinegar and it made white marks and streaks all over the shower walls. I can remove the sealer with cleaner but the white marks are still there. How do I fix it? A. If your shower is marble or li... Read More
Stone Myths By Frederick M. Hueston www.stoneforensics.com Over the past 20years I have heard many stories about the reasons stone will fail, turn color, fade or what ever. Many of these stories are funny and almost all of them are just plain fals... Read More
Can I remove etching from my natural stone?
Q. Can I remove etching from my stone? A. Maybe. If it is polished marble or travertine or onyx, then there’s hope. If it is hone-finished marble or travertine, or hone-finished slate (like a chalk-board), or mixed "granite" then you’d be... Read More
How do I care for my newly installed floors?
Q. How do I care for my newly installed floors? A. The best thing to have done to a brand-new polished stone floor is a detailing job by a properly trained janitor, or a professional stone refinisher. Detailing means deep-cleaning every square in... Read More
How do I protect and maintain my calcutta gold stone?
Q. How do I protect and maintain my calcutta gold stone? A. I am going to recommend that you read our Stone and Tile Care Guide. It is a comprehensive guide that you will want to read and keep on hand. It covers everything from routine cleaning to... Read More