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  1. What is the proper grout for exterior limestone walkway? Q. What is the proper grout for an exterior limestone walkway? Is there a dry grout that can be swept between the stone? Where would I look for stonedust? A. The proper grout will depend on how the stone is set. Will it be set in mortar or placed o... Read More
  2. 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 or... Read More
  3. How do I care for my newly installed floors? The best thing to have done to a brand-new polished stone floor is a detailing job by a properly trained janitor, or a professional stone refinisher. Detailing means deep-cleaning the floor virtually square inch by square inch, removing all possible... Read More
  4. A cup of lemonade was left on my marble vanity and leaked. It completely etched the spot - sealer did nothing. Q. A cup of lemonade was left on my marble vanity and leaked. It completely etched the spot - the sealer did nothing to prevent this.A. Unfortunately, no sealer in the world would have done anything to prevent this from happening. Sealers are intende... Read More
  5. Can I remove etching from my natural stone? Q. Can I remove etching from my stone?A. Maybe. If it is polished marble or travertine or onyx, then there's hope. If it is hone-finished marble or travertine, or hone-finished slate (like a chalk-board), or mixed "granite" then you'd better hire a p... Read More
  6. My son spilled apple juice on my new limestone floor and now there are marks. Can this be fixed? Q. My son spilled apple juice on my new limestone floor and now there are marks. Can this be fixed?Limestone is extremely sensitive to acids and most likely the dull spots are where the acids in the apple juice have now etched the stone. Limesto... Read More
  7. is there any harm in not having my limestone floor restored right away? Q. is there any harm in not having my limestone floor restored right away?A. If you are considering restoration, the cost would be a lot less to fix a small area than waiting until the entire floor is in need of work.    ... Read More
  8. How should I seal my limestone floor? Q. How should I seal my limestone floor?A. Select a quality sealer for stone. Initially 3 applications or more may be required to seal the stone. Refer to our test to determine when enough sealer has been applied. If you determine that your floor nee... Read More
  9. How can one remove hard water deposits (probably from calcium) from granite? How can one remove hard water deposits (probably from calcium) from granite (specifically Emerald Pearl)?We suggest that you first try Stonecare PRO Signature Soap Film Remover which you can get from www.stonecarecentral.com. It's a favorite of... Read More
  10. Where can I find information about caring for my stone? Q. Where can I find information about caring for my stone?A. You can always count on www.stoneandtilepros.com to be a source for information on caring for your marble, travertine, granite, onyx, limestone and other natural stone. You may also want to... Read More
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