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  1. 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
  2. Are you aware of whether stripper would damage/weaken the grout between the tiles? Q. Are you aware of whether stripper would damage/weaken the grout between the tiles? A: Yes, it is possible for certain types of strippers to ruin grout over time if they are continually used. You can use them but just make sure that the floor... Read More
  3. What To Do About 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
  4. What To Do About Cracking, Peeling Marble Coating Q. The resin coating of our Knoll Saarinen marble top table has been cracking and peeling for the past year. We don't know what to do. Any advice? A. Some manufacturers use resins to create a topical polish, which look amazing... at firs... Read More
  5. Concerns About Tile Weight and Floor Collapse Q. How do I know if my 2nd floor bathroom floor is strong enough to handle the weight of tile? There is vinyl on the floor now, obviously tile will add a lot of weight and I don’t know how to check this out. A. Thank you for sharing your con... Read More
  6. Grout Color Seal Q. 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 tha... Read More
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. I have a granite top on our bar with several "ring stains." Can I use a marble polishing compound for polishing them out? Q. I have a granite top on our bar with several "ring stains." Can I use a marble polishing product for polishing them out? A. A marble polishing powder or compound can sometimes be used and shouldn't do any harm. However, you may need to use a g... Read More
  10. I’m totally confused and need help. I’m looking to redo my bathroom and getting different answers about sealing... Q. I'm totally confused and need help. I'm looking to redo my bathroom and getting different answers on the use of stone tiles for the bathroom and shower. I have been told everything from it is very easy to seal and should only to be done every... Read More
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