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  1. Changing the Color of Marble... Is This Possible? Q. Can I change the color of my pink marble top? I have a coffee table with a pink marble top about 30 years old. Love the table, but pink top is outdated. Would like to change the color of the marble. Can this be done? Is pink a naturally occurr... Read More
  2. How can I get grout color stains out of my tumbled marble tiles? Q. We tiled our backsplash with tumbled marble subway tiles. We DIDN'T seal the tiles first (DUMB MOVE). Then we grouted half the kitchen and found that not only did we hate the grout color but it colored our light tumbled marble stones a yellow... Read More
  3. We have Italian marble on the lobby floors in our commercial office buildings. Recently, we have noticed several problems: 1. Entire tiles are evenly discoloring yellow or grey and 2) Rust-like stains are appearing in an area near the door. What is c The yellowing and graying of certain Italian and Greek white marbles is a common problem that I see all over the world. There are several possible causes for this condition:  Maintenance technique: Take a close look at your maintenance program.... Read More
  4. What product can I use to enhance the color of my red brick fireplace? Q. I have a red brick fireplace. I would love to enhance the color. Is there a product available for this? A. Yes. A color enhancing sealer will bring out the color, making it look like it does if you wet it. Color enhancing sealer is ... Read More
  5. Hi, I need to do something about dingy looking grout in a commercial setting. I have heard that there are several manufacturers of colored grout seal. I would be interested to get any input on this product and if there are some that are better than o I personally recommend Grout Perfect (www.groutperfect.com) though there are many out there. It is a superior product, easy to use ,and has benefits that go beyond just looking pretty, such as constant acting mildewcides and more. Fred Hue... Read More
  6. Restoration of travertine Q. I Need the name of a professional stone restorer in the Denver Colorado areaIf you do need the services of a stone restoration professional anywhere, visit the Find a PRO section: http://www.stoneandtilepros.com/findapro. ... Read More
  7. I am building a new house and would like to use some type of stone for my kitchen countertops. Is marble or granite best? Both marble and granite can be used for a kitchen countertops but each has its advantages and disadvantages. On the plus side, marble is available in an unlimited number of colors. The down side is that it scratches very easily and is sensitive to ac... Read More
  8. How to remove coffee stains from new granite countertops I have new carpet and it got coffee stains. Please help me guide on how to remove coffee stains from my new carpet ? ... Read More
  9. Can cement tiles or ceramic tiles be installed on top of Corian or Avonite? Q. Can cement tiles or ceramic tiles be installed on top of Corian or Avonite? I am restoring a kitchen on a tight budget, and I prefer to cover the existing countertops vs rip out and replace. A. Yes, you can install them directly over the Cor... Read More
  10. 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 con... Read More
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