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How to Clean and Protect Limestone Floors
How to Clean and Protect Limestone Floors

Limestone floors are relatively easy to maintain but can become dull and dirty with time and use. Here are some tips to keep your floors looking their best....

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Taking the Mystery Out of Terrazzo
Taking the Mystery Out of Terrazzo

Understanding terrazzo, it's history, and care will help direct design and maintenance choices wherever it may be found, from historic to modern spaces....

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Is Natural Stone Hard as a Rock?
Is Natural Stone Hard as a Rock?

The old idiom "hard as a rock..." has contributed to the formation of imprecise opinions about natural stone, which loses beauty without maintenance....

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The Unexpected Stone Stain Remover
The Unexpected Stone Stain Remover

If you have a stubborn stain that is unresponsive to traditional stain removal methods, such as poulticing, just head down to your local beauty supply store....

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How to Remove Polyvinylether (PVE) Stain
How to Remove Polyvinylether (PVE) Stain

Refrigerator, freezer, and AC system repairs may result in PVE (an oil used in refrigerant systems) stains. Here are a few suggestions for DIY stain removal....

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White Residue on Stone
White Residue on Stone

If you have white residue on your stone, here are a few tips and tricks for identifying the cause and possibly removing it....

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Could these foods be etching your stone?
Could these foods be etching your stone?

If you've done any homework at all on how to properly care for your natural stone, one of the first things you probably learned was that certain types of stone (marble, limestone, onyx, among others) are susceptible to damage from...

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Why is my natural stone flaking?
Why is my natural stone flaking?

Flaking (also called spalling) in natural stone is generally an indicator of sub-florescence, a condition in which mineral salts are carried into the stone by moisture and accumulate beneath the stone’s surface. This article will inform you about this condition....

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Mysterious Odors? They Might Be Coming From Your Grout!
Mysterious Odors? They Might Be Coming From Your Grout!

If you have mysterious odors that you can't quite identify the source, it just might be coming from your grout lines. Professional cleaning followed by sealing will resolve this issue....

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So You've Got a Stain... or Do You?
So You've Got a Stain... or Do You?

Before you invest your valuable time and energy in a DIY attempt to remove discoloration from natural stone, here's some basic information help you determine whether the discoloration is a stain. ...

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