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  1. marble needing acid washing for care Q. A tile merchant told me that you re-seal polished marble yearly and after 2 to 3 years you have to have it acid washed. Considering marble for bathtub surround walls and floor. Is travertine any less care? Live in hard water area. A. The frequen... Read More
  2. Marble / Granite Cleaning - Is it safe to use steam cleaner on marble shower walls / floors and granite countertops Q. Is it safe to use a steam cleaner on marble shower walls/floors and granite countertops? A. Under normal circumstances typical heavy duty steam cleaners are too high temp and are not recommended. Why? Because of thermal expansion and contra... Read More
  3. How to remove stain from cork backed trivet on marble Q. a cork backed trivet stained the marble. Can it be removed by one of your recommended products or methods? A. Yes, you will most likely need to use a poultice that you can make, or if convenience appeals to you, try Dr. Freds Stain ... Read More
  4. Installing large format marble tile on kitchen wall. Q. We are considering using a large format marble tile on a kitchen wall. The tile is 7 1/2" X 24" X 3/4". Is this size tile too heavy to use on a wall? Is special thinset needed? Currently the wall is lathe and plaster (100+ yr old home), should t... Read More
  5. Hot plate left brownish / black mark and white ring on marble top. Q. A plate from the microwave was placed on a polished brownish/black marble table top and left a whitish ring, its smooth to the touch...can it be repaired to remove the ring? A. It is possible to repair... the question is whether you can do... Read More
  6. How can I remove some spill spots on kitchen marble floor? Q. I see some spots on my newly installed kitchen marble floor. I think something was spilled but I am not sure what. What is the best steps I can take to remove these spots? A. If these spots are dull etch marks from someone spilling so... Read More
  7. How to seal marble countertops Q. I have been told by my contractor (retirement home) that I can use marble tile for the counter tops in my kitchen. And, that it is up to me to 'seal' the tile & grout. Can you give me any information as to what to do & what to use??? I've ... Read More
  8. What is the recommended maintenance program for marble flooring? Q. Greetings, On commercial sites, such as a restaurant or main entrance lobby of a concert hall. Initially it will be clean, but afterwards. What is the recommended maintenance program and how often? What product and steps are recommended. ... Read More
  9. How do I remove the toothpaste stain from my marble vanity? Q: I have a toothpaste stain on my marble vanity top in my bathroom. Do you suggest your product for removing this type of stain and can you give me any additional advice on applying a poultice to marble? A: To remove toothpaste stains from marb... Read More
  10. Why are my marble walls turning white in my shower and how do I clean them? Q: We purchased and had some beautiful light tan/beige marble installed on our master bathroom floor, 42" glass enclosed (2 sides) shower walls and tub enclosure. After five years, where we attempted to keep the shower walls clean, there is a tr... Read More
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