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  1. 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
  2. I understand that some stones that are more porous than others and one application of sealer/impregnator may not be enough. But how will I know? Q. I understand that some stones that are more porous than others and one application of sealer/impregnator may not be enough. But how will I know?A. On granites, at least two applications are recommended, with at least two hours in between applicati... Read More
  3. Can you recommend a good sealer for my granite? Q. Can you recommend a good sealer for my granite?A. Stonecarecentral.com has excellent high quality sealers that are effective and easy to use in their Stonecare PRO Signature line. You will first want to determine, do you ... Read More
  4. 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
  5. Can travertine be polished after it has been sealed? We recently had travertine cross cut torren placed in our kitchen foyer and hallway the floor was sealed by the installer. However we would prefer to have more of a shine to the floor then we presently have. Can we, now that the floor is sealed, have... Read More
  6. Can you please provide some definition of Sealer for Stone? Q. Can you please provide some definition of Sealer for Stone?A. Excellent question! For starters, when referring to stone, the word sealer is wrong. Well, technically it is not, but the reason why I said that it is wrong is because sealers for ston... Read More
  7. Efflorescence - Removal and Prevention   Efflorescence - Removal and Prevention   By Frederick M. Hueston www.stoneforensics.com The crystallization of soluble salts in Historic masonry causes severe deterioration of the substrate. This crystallization is called subflorescence.... Read More
  8. What to do about holes in travertine tile Q. We had travertine tile installed 1 1/2 years ago and I had a hole open up and it is gradually getting bigger and now a 2nd hole has opened up too. Don't know what has caused it? Need to know how to fix it? We had it sealed when it was done... How ... Read More
  9. New tile and mosaic glass tile around bathtub enclosure. Should this new installation be sealed? Q. i recently installed new tile and mosaic glass tile around my bathtub encloser. should this new installation be sealed. A. Typically glass does not need to be sealed since it is not porous. However if you used cementious grout you may want to... Read More
  10. Dark stain on granite shower seat Q: There are dark areas on my new granite seat in the travertine shower stall. I've been trying to dry out the areas with a fan and a hair dryer over a week, but they haven't returned to the normal color. How long should I wait for the granite to dry... Read More
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