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  1. What is the proper grout for exterior limestone walkway? Q. What is the proper grout for an exterior limestone walkway? Is there a dry grout that can be swept between the stone? Where would I look for stonedust? A. The proper grout will depend on how the stone is set. Will it be set in mortar or placed o... Read More
  2. 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
  3. My housecleaning service may have used an acid-based bathroom cleaner on my marble vanity top and caused damage. Can this be fixed? Q. My housecleaning service may have used an acid-based bathroom cleaner on my marble vanity top and caused damage. Can this be fixed?A. If the damaged area is small and not too severe, you can try to fix it yourself with a quality Marble Polishing P... Read More
  4. We are installing 12 X 12 travertine in a bathroom. Can you recommend sealer and cleaning products? Q. We are installing 12 X 12 travertine in a bathroom. Can you recommend sealer and cleaning products?A. Travertine is a great choice for your bathroom. I would like you to download and read our Stone Care Guide. It will answer all of your quest... Read More
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. limestone tile cleaner Q. What is the best cleaner to use on limestone floors? The floors in my bathroom are starting to look very dirty, with grayish marks and spots all over.A. It sounds like your floors have been etched -- probably by using an acid based cleaner. M... Read More
  8. How to remove white spots on marble Q. I recently washed the mirrors about the marble or granite tiles with vinegar. Now there are spots on the tiles. Is there a way to remove these? It feels a little rough on the top of the spots as if the coating came off a bit. What can I do? A. The... Read More
  9. How to remove quartz burn mark (Cambria) Q. Is there a way to repair a quartz (cambria product) burn mark?A. The problem with a burn mark in the Cambria (or any other engineered stone or Sold Surface) is the burn mark is in the resin in the material. That is what burned. Depending upon... Read More
  10. 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
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