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  1. Why are my marble walls turning white in my shower and how do I clean them? Q: We purchased and had some beautiful light tan/beige marble installed on our master bathroom floor, 42" glass enclosed (2sides) shower walls and tub enclosure. After five years, where we attempted to keep the shower walls clean, there is a tre... Read More
  2. Why White Marble Turns Yellow: Causes and Cures Fred M. Hueston, PhD Sitting in my office one morning I received a call from a very upset home builder. He told me he was building a two million-dollar home on the west coast of Florida. They had installed nearly 3500 square feet of a white st... Read More
  3. What is the recommended maintenance program for marble flooring? Q. Greetings, On commercial sites, such as a restaurant or main entrance lobby of a concert hall. Initially it will be clean, but afterwards. What is the recommended maintenance program and how often? What product and steps are recommended. ... Read More
  4. We have Italian marble on the lobby floors in our commercial office buildings. Recently, we have noticed several problems: 1. Entire tiles are evenly discoloring yellow or grey and 2) Rust-like stains are appearing in an area near the door. What is c The yellowing and graying of certain Italian and Greek white marbles is a common problem that I see all over the world. There are several possible causes for this condition:  Maintenance technique: Take a close look at your maintenance progra... Read More
  5. What should I ask a prospective tile setter? Q. I am going to be hiring a tile setter. What kinds of questions should I ask them? By the way, I am in California. A. We asked our Installation Technical Director, Giovanni Lagana of Lagana Tile (www.laganatile.com), what a consumer should as... Read More
  6. Should I polish and seal my new marble flooring? Q: Just had a new marble flooring installed (approximately 2500 sq. ft). Contractor did not mention polishing or sealing--job is now over..just told me to use water to clean the floor. I have since tried to find some info----do you recommend polishin... Read More
  7. Can I use kadappa black, kotah or shahabad yellow stone as an interior flooring? Q: Are kadappa black, kotah and shahabad yellow stone good dense stones? can they be used in interior flooring? In India one of the top companies is indicted on doctoredstone.org so it is very difficult to trust any vendor. In such a s... Read More
  8. My travertine stone tile shower surround is too small for my new glass shower door. Q: I bought a glass shower door. The opening is approx. 1/8" to small. I am checking on having the glass door reduced by that amount. Or is there a way I can sand the travertine tile so the door will close.A: No, you do not want to sand the... Read More
  9. 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 sealand with cleaner but the white marks are still there. How do I fix it? A: If your shower is marble ... Read More
  10. White Marble turning Yellow Q: Hi. I have applied a poultice of DE and iron out to white marble to try to remove the iron. Where do you purchase a chelating agent that is to follow? A:  If the iron out works than a chealting agent would not be needed. Fo... Read More
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