Have you ever heard of Doctored Travertine?
Q: In India, I have heard that Travertine stone is doctored by adding a substrate to the base of another hard cheaper stone. How can I know whether it is so without breaking it? A: Many of the black granites from India are darkened with dyes, but to... Read More
Why does blackgranite fade?
Q. Why does blackgranite fade? A. The answer is, blackgranite should not fade. Blackgranite imported from Asia is sometimes doctored with dyes and oils to darken the surface. The fading is nothing more than the dyes and oils being removed. Y... Read More
Can enhancing sealing be removed?
Q. The installer of my granite countertop used a color enhancing and impregnating sealer. I wish he would have asked if I wanted the deepened color. Is there any way to return the granite to the original color and then reseal with non enhancin... Read More
Emerald Pearl and Black Galazy
Q. I have Emerald Pearl in my kitchen and Black galaxy in my bathroom. Both are dull not shiny. When you wipe them with a wet cloth they look GREAT as soon as they dry dull. I want them to look shiny like a sheet of glass How can I do this??? A. F... Read More
Q. I have a granite table with a laquer finish that has been removed. With the use of silica sand to smooth it and clorox and water to clean it, the grey, silver and black faded to a much lighter color. I heard to darken it, you can use a dye resin. ... Read More
Spot on kitchen deck
Q. There are strange spots from cooking oils on a family member's Absolute Black kitchen deck. White "ghosting" type of haziness. It had been sealed but I don't know the product. Spoke with all my fabricators, none have heard of this type o... Read More