“How often do I have to seal a new granite kitchen counter top? How often does it have to be sealed? What about oil, or water spills? Will it stain from liquids? What other maintenance issues do we need to know about”? These are the … Continue reading 2 Easy Steps to Test the Durability of Your Stone.
Newly Installed Floors The best thing to have done to a brand-new polished stone floor is to have it detailed by a professional stone refinisher. The detailing will involve deep-cleaning the floor (virtually square inch by square inch), removing all possible grout residue or film … Continue reading Guidelines For Taking Care of Newly Installed and Newly Restored Natural Stone Floors
It can be very confusing when trying to figure out which product(s) to use for cleaning your natural stone bath and shower. The following three products should be in your supply at all times. It doesn’t matter if you have marble, granite, travertine, limestone, slate, … Continue reading Easy Guide to Natural Stone Bath and Shower Care
First of all there is a big difference between stains and etching. Stains are caused by any agent that has penetrated into the pores of the stone (oil, grease, make up, sauces, etc). A stain will always be darker than the stone. .Etching is caused … Continue reading I Used Your Marble Polishing Powder to Remove a Stain on My Marble Countertop and It Did Not Work!
This is a question we a get A LOT! Most of the time this can be corrected by removing any sealer or coating that has been applied to the stone. Black granite is not a porous stone and does NOT need to be sealed. Now, every stone … Continue reading My Black Granite is Dull. What Can I Do?
The Bare Truth about Sealers and Impregnators An article by Maurizio Bertoli The past 12 to15 years witnessed the birth and phenomenal surge of a type of product for which nobody had ever felt the need for since mankind started to use stone, which means since the … Continue reading The Bare Truth about Sealers and Impregnators
GENERAL The chemical make-up of rocks can be unpredictable. NEVER use home-brewed concoctions (such as water and dish soap, or water and vinegar) to clean your natural stone installations. NEVER use generic cleaning products (such as glass cleaner, etc.), unless their label specifies that are … Continue reading Natural Stone Care Do’s and Don’ts