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  1. 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
  2. How do I restore my polished marble? Q. How do I restore my polished marble? It has become very dull. A. Marble is a relatively soft stone. A accumulation of scratches over time can dull the polish. Etching, the whitish marks left after on a stone's surface after an acidic substan... Read More
  3. My new marble floor has a white powder on it. It cleans up with water, but keeps coming back. Is there anything I can use to clean it off permanently? This is a common condition, especially if the floor is new. When the marble is installed, it is set in a mortar base that is wet. As the moisture evaporates, it carries with it dissolved salts which are deposited on the surface of the stone. This con... Read More
  4. Can you recommend a good sealer for my granite? Q. Can you recommend a good sealer for my granite? A. Stone Care Central has excellent high quality sealers that are effective and easy to use.  You will first want to determine, do you want the color to remai... Read More
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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. 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
  10. 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
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