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  1. Vinegar Discolored Natural Stone Floor Q: I put extremely microwaved hot vinegar and water on my natural stone and let it sit there, thinking it would clean it , but it discolored the stone badly. I imagine the only answer is to replace those tiles. What are your thoughts? &n... Read More
  2. Coquina Tile Nightmare  Q: I just bought a house with coquina tile that has not been cleaned in decades. We contracted a limestone expert (after interviewing 4 companies, 2 of which  were not familiar with coquina tile was) to clean them. They gro... Read More
  3. Stained Sandstone Q: Hi. I recently had a patio laid in natural sandstone and my builders used a cement coloring in the pointing. When wiping down with wet sponges, they have left stains on the sandstone. What do you recommend?  Is there anything we can do? Build... Read More
  4. Marble Table Flaking Q: I have a coffee marble table, and it has been stored in a garage for a year. The legs of the tables are peeling or flaking. How can I remove the flaking and add a sealant or protection that was once there? what products do you recommend? Than... Read More
  5. Stain on Black Stone Floor Q: I left a DRY cotton cloth (it was attached to a floor mop like a swifter) on the tile floor overnight. I was planning to mop floor but never got around to it. However, when I removed the mop, the tile in that area was faded white. I have tried to ... Read More
  6. White Marble Floor Turning Yellow Q: We just recently had a white marble installed on our bathroom floor and just noticed the section that is getting no sun from our window (it is being blocked from our tub deck) is yellow. It does have a heating system installed under it. Do you hav... Read More
  7. Oil Stain Removal Q: What ingredients do I use to make a poultice for oil stain removal off of a stone tile? What ingredients do I use to make a poultice for oil stain removal off of a stone tile? A: The good news is, your stone is not damaged, but sim... Read More
  8. Why Did My White Marble Turn Yellow Q: Why did my beautiful white marble suddenly begin to turn yellow? A: Unfortunately, this problem is not uncommon, according to Fred Hueston, Chief Technical Advisor for Stone and Tile PROS, who says there are a number of causes for yello... Read More
  9. Restoring Silestone and Quartz Kitchen Counters Q: We have a Silestone kitchen counter which has developed some "dulling" in a couple of areas. One was due to someone rubbing to hard with a slightly abrasive cloth and the others are due to the sun shining on the counter. Is there anything/anyone w... Read More
  10. natural stone care Q. Hello I have just built a new home. I have Crema Alara Marble in the kitchen and foyer floors, slate in my mudroom and travertine in my bathrooms. All have been professionally sealed. I do not use any chemical cleaners. Is water and a microfiber d... Read More
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