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  1. I have travertine floors installed in my house and I need to know what is the best way to go with polishing this type of floors? How old is the installation and is the finish polished or a hone finish? In all honesty, you could try the color enhancer (available at Stone Care Central), but you would probably be much happier in the long run if you had the floor polishe... Read More
  2. My housecleaning service may have used an acid-based bathroom cleaner on my marble vanity top and caused damage. Can this be fixed? Q. My housecleaning service may have used an acid-based bathroom cleaner on my marble vanity top and caused damage. Can this be fixed? A. If the damaged area is small and not too severe, you can try to fix it yourself with a quality marble polishing... Read More
  3. We have a polished travertine table where someone spilled salsa. We wiped it off right away but the finish has been dulled. What can we do to repair it? Q. We have a polished travertine table where someone spilled salsa. We wiped it off right away but the finish has been dulled. What can we do to repair it? A. What you are describing are not stains. They are acid etches. The stone has be... Read More
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Is there a low cost option to repair my marble table top or do I have to have the whole (huge) surface sanded and re polished? Q. Is there a low cost option to repair my etched marble table top or do I have to have the whole (huge) surface sanded and re polished? A. If the etch is very deep you may have to call in a restoration pro. However, before you do that, you s... Read More
  7. How should I perform routine maintenance for my granite countertops? Granite Countertops will give you a lifetime of easy to maintain elegance if you use the right products -- and don't use the wrong products -- and follow some simple guidelines. It is always best to use quality products designated safe for natural st... Read More
  8. How do I apply a poultice to remove a stain? Q. How do I apply a poultice to remove a stain?A. How to Make and Apply a Poultice: Before you attempt to remove a stain, it is extremely important to know what has caused it. If you don't know, you may want to consult a stone specialist. There are ... Read More
  9. I have tried to remove a stain but it still shows up. What should I do next? Q. I have tried to remove a stain but it still shows up. What should I do next? A. If a stain is still present, a chemical poultice may have to be applied. Avoid using chemicals of any kind until you know which chemical cleaner to use. Certain ... Read More
  10. How do I remove a rust stain from my marble floor? Q. How do I remove a rust stain on my marble floor? A. Rust is one of the most difficult stains to remove from marble, granite and other stone surfaces. Many of the rust removers available in stores can damage stone. We have found a great method for ... Read More
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