Granite edges do not match countertops
[Fabrication Company] installed Kashmir Gold granite kitchen countertops in our home and the surface tops are yellowed and the bullnose edges are without yellow. We complained immediately during installation and they promised that their polish w... Read More
Verde Fuoco Installation
Q. I have just had a large granite countertop installation done, including two large pieces of verde fuoco, which are riddled with fissures as well as several cracks, some but not all of which appear to have started out as fissures. I want to replace... Read More
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 m... Read More
Stain in granite
Q. I have a stain around a hand soap dispenser on my granite countertop. It is a dark grey in color. Approximately 1" wide. It appears when hole was cut in granite to make room for a hand soap dispenser, it was not properly sealed. The stain is eithe... Read More
When will I know if it is time to re-seal my granite?
Q. When will I know if it is time to re-seal my granite?A. To find out if your stone is still adequately sealed, spill some water on it and wait for approximately half an hour, then wipe it dry. If the surface of the stone did not darken it means th... Read More
How do I know if my stone should be sealed?
Q. Please tell me how do I know if my stone should be sealed?A. There is a good rule of thumb to find out if your stone should be sealed. Spill some water on it and wait for approximately half an hour, then wipe it dry. If the surface of th... Read More
Is granite sensitive to acids?
Unlike marble, granite is not a calcite based stone and is not generally vulnerable to acids. However, some stones, even though they are marketed as granite, may in fact have calcium in their makeup. Furthermore, there is one acid that will severely ... Read More
How do I treat an oily stain on my granite or marble?
Q. How do I treat an oily stain on my granite or marble?A. For oily stains our favorite is acetone, which is available at any hardware or paint store. (Forget your nail polish remover. Some of them contain other chemicals, and some other ones contain... Read More
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