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  1. What do I use to reattach glass mosaic tiles? Q. I have installed a stained glass wall and pond. The mosaic sits on a mortar base, redguard sealer, then more mortar to level the surface. The glass mosaic is put up with latacrete. All of this is put on to a 8 x 16 block wall. One side is peeling ... Read More
  2. I have a travertine dining room table. What should I do to seal it and how should I clean it? Q. I have a travertine dining room table. What should I do to seal it and how should I clean it?Regarding sealing Travertine, check first to see if you require sealing of your travertine by spilling some clean fresh water on it for 5 minutes. If it d... Read More
  3. I am thinking of installing travertine tiles in my bathroom shower and would like to know if there are any problems with this type of stone in a shower stall and how difficult it is to clean? Q. I am thinking of installing travertine tiles in my bathroom shower and would like to know if there are any problems with this type of stone in a shower stall and how difficult it is to clean?A. Travertine is essentially hard water deposits in larg... Read More
  4. 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
  5. How do you wax hone finished travertine floors? Q. How do you wax hone finish travertine floors? A. We do not recommend waxing travertine floors or any other stone floor for the following reasons: Waxes are topical coatings which are much softer than the stone and will mar and scuff easily. S... Read More
  6. 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. These salt... Read More
  7. Stone Myths Stone Myths By Frederick M. Hueston www.stoneforensics.com Over the past 20years I have heard many stories about the reasons stone will fail, turn color, fade or what ever. Many of these stories are funny and almost all of them are just plain fals... Read More