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  1. 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 (www.laganatile.com), what a consumer should as... Read More
  2. 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
  3. How do I know if my stone should be sealed? Q. Please tell me how do I know if my stone should be sealed?A. There is a good rule of thumb to find out if your stone should be sealed. Spill some water on it and wait for approximately half an hour, then wipe it dry. If the surface of th... Read More
  4. How do I clean my shower grout? Many of the shower and grout cleaners on the market can remove not only the grime, but the top layer of the grout as well leaving bigger holes for hard water, soap scum and bacteria to hold onto, so you always want to be very selective with the ... Read More
  5. How can I find out if I need to seal my stone? Q. How can I find out if I need to seal my stone? A. To find out if your stone should be sealed, spill some water on it and wait for approximately half an hour, then wipe it dry. If the surface of the stone did not darken where the water was, it mea... Read More
  6. How can I prevent stains from occuring in my stone? Q. How can I prevent stains from occuring in my stone?A. If your stone is porous -- it can absorb liquids -- then you will want to make sure to have it sealed properly with an impregnating sealer. Sealers for stone are designed to fill the pores to ... Read More
  7. 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? A: 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... Read More
  8. I am confused about if and when to seal / reseal my granite countertop. Do I need to have an expert do the sealing and if not what product should I use? How often should granite be resealed? Q. I am confused about if and when to seal / reseal my granite countertop. Do I need to have an expert do the sealing and if not what product should I use? How often should granite be resealed?A. First off, understand that contrary to what you m... Read More
  9. Can you recommend a good sealer for my granite? Q. Can you recommend a good sealer for my granite? A. MB Stone Care has excellent high quality sealers that are effective and easy to use.  You will first want to determine, do you want the color to remain th... Read More
  10. How should I seal my limestone floor? Q. How should I seal my limestone floor? A. Select a quality sealer for stone, available at MB Stone Care. Initially, 3 applications or more may be required to seal the stone. To determine when enough sealer has been applied, allow it to c... Read More
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