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Natural Stone Refinishing Options
Natural Stone Refinishing Options

Did you know natural stone can be refinished to a brand new or even completely different finish? Natural stone is versatile. Here are some ways to give your existing stone a whole new look....

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How To Remove Mud Stains On Exterior Stone
How To Remove Mud Stains On Exterior Stone

One question we're often asked is how to remove mud stains from exterior travertine or other natural stone. Here are some tips for getting mud stains out. ...

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Cleaning That Sooty Fireplace
Cleaning That Sooty Fireplace

As we begin to move out of the cold season, you may be looking at your fireplace with a bit of dismay. How do you clean off that stubborn sooty residue?...

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I'm sorry, I think you mythunderstood me
I'm sorry, I think you mythunderstood me

It’s kind of funny what people who should know better will say about common stone failures or issues. Over the past several years, we have heard many stories about the reasons stone will fail, turn color, fade, and so on....

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Do's and don'ts for routine care of your kitchen countertops and vanity tops
Do's and don'ts for routine care of your kitchen countertops and vanity tops

Learn the dos and don'ts on caring for your marble, granite or other stone countertops, table tops and vanities from the stone restoration experts....

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Hollow tiles or cracking tiles and grout? Read this before ripping it all out.
Hollow tiles or cracking tiles and grout? Read this before ripping it all out.

When you walk across your tile and grout floor, does it sound more like cheap laminate? Or when you drop a spoon, does it sound like it’s landing on an empty container? Is your grout cracking? If so, some of...

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For The Love of Concrete
For The Love of Concrete

Although concrete floors make a great statement, they may not be a safe bet for all homes, which is why tiles that emulate the look of concrete are so popular....

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Five Tips for Preventing or Minimizing Damage to Your Natural Stone
Five Tips for Preventing or Minimizing Damage to Your Natural Stone

Some common causes of natural stone damage can be easily and inexpensively avoided. Putting the suggestions in this article to use will help ensure the lasting beauty of your natural stone surfaces....

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Often-Overlooked Cause of Stone Damage
Often-Overlooked Cause of Stone Damage

Many people use stone-safe cleaning products but still mysteriously end up with chemical stone damage anyhow. How does this happen? ...

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The Marble Kaleidoscope
The Marble Kaleidoscope

When we think of marble, a picture of an elegant, white stone comes to mind. Surprising to most, there are at least 2,000 colors of marble on the market....

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