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  1. How to Remove Fruit Stain on Granite 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 lik... Read More
  2. Marble Stair safety Q. Church stairs in sanctuary are visually difficult for our aging population and we want to install something that will prevent fall hazards but be more asthetically pleasing than black grit tape. The sanctuary is designed with a total six step ele... Read More
  3. We have a beautiful set of stone steps leading to our front door. They are polished and very slippery when it rains. Is there any treatment we can apply to make them less slippery? I am afraid someone will fall and break their neck. There are several options for making the steps less slippery.  Option 1. The steps can be honed and the polish removed. The high-gloss shine will be gone, but the steps will be less slippery. This can be done by a qualified stone restoration... Read More
  4. Gray Limestone that continuously stains from wine, juice, etc. Q. We have been doing work in a hotel with over fifty rooms. They have gray [limestone] countertops for their in-room bars and the same stone for their large bathroom floors. They want a polished finish on the countertops and a matte (non-slip) finis... Read More
  5. How much does it cost to polish honed travertine? Q: What is the average cost per sqft for shining or polishing honed travertine in a large flat surface? A: Cost is going to vary on many factors. It will depend on how dull the floor is and how many steps will be needed to achieve the desired f... Read More
  6. 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 (, what a consumer should as... Read More