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  1. Stain on Black Stone Floor Q: I left a DRY cotton cloth (it was attached to a floor mop like a swifter) on the tile floor overnight. I was planning to mop floor but never got around to it. However, when I removed the mop, the tile in that area was faded white. I have tried to ... Read More
  2. Carrara Marble Darkening Q: On a new polished Carrara countertop, we placed a sheet of glass over part of it the side with no glass covering, the marble is darkening. It does get wet and darkens but doesn’t seem to entirely lighten when dry. It also gets sun thro... Read More
  3. Stained Granite from Peaches Q: We have a stain on our granite top caused by a bag of peaches. The bag leaked and caused a stain in the granite. What do we use to make a mix to remove the stain? A: With all natural stone, including granite, acidic substances like fruit juic... Read More
  4. White Marble Floor Turning Yellow Q: We just recently had a white marble installed on our bathroom floor and just noticed the section that is getting no sun from our window (it is being blocked from our tub deck) is yellow. It does have a heating system installed under it. Do you hav... Read More
  5. Etch Removal From Juice Spill Q. We have a polished travertine kitchen floor. Cranberry juice was spilled on the floor; causing a dulling affect in small areas. We typically have our stone professionally cleaned every 3 years and it is not due for another year so I was wondering ... Read More
  6. natural stone care Q. Hello I have just built a new home. I have Crema Alara Marble in the kitchen and foyer floors, slate in my mudroom and travertine in my bathrooms. All have been professionally sealed. I do not use any chemical cleaners. Is water and a microfiber d... Read More
  7. 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
  8. Grout has stained lueders limestone Q. We had a new lueders limestone fireplace surround installed. There are darker stripes on each side of all grout lines. Installer said grout was not acrylic, but grout did have some colorant. Stone has dried now three weeks and stains still present... Read More
  9. 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. A. ... Read More
  10. 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
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