Expert Answers in Stone Restoration
How do I find a new Tile Installer to Fix or Complete my Tile Installation
ANSWER - It is very difficult to find a qualified tile installer to fix problems caused by another installer or to get them to complete an incomplete tile installation. The qualified installer doesn't want to…Read More
What is Causing my Kitchen Marble Countertop to Stain?
ANSWER - Marble isn't the safest material to use on a kitchen countertop because it is primarily comprised of calcium carbonate that is chemical sensitive and has a tendency to scratch. Having a honed surface…Read More
How do you remove stains in Limestone in an Exterior Application?
ANSWER - Limestone stone is a calcium carbonate sedimentary natural stone. It contains various minerals such as ferrous oxide that when subjected to excessive moisture can develop mineral stains. Sometimes this is just minor staining…Read More
Why are my 1x1 Marble Tiles not Shinny After Grouting?
ANSWER - Denatured alcohol is acidic and can act as a solvent to break down sealers or stains that could be on the stone. They use oxalic acid in polishing stone because it breaks down…Read More
How do you remove smudges from floor tiles?
ANSWER - First you need to determine what caused the smudges on the tile in order to determine how to remove them. If you have a polished porcelain tile there is a condition known as…Read More
How long will it take for Limestone to Dry from being wet, and will the dark spots go away?
ANSWER - There are 3 subcategories of limestone per ASTM C568. Their physical properties vary from being vary porous to very low absorbing. How fast the limestone will dry depends on how absorbing it is,…Read More
How to Remove Grout Haze from Polished Marble Tile?
ANSWER - Normally to remove a cementitious haze you use acid, but not just any acid as acid used wrong can cause etching problems. Never use muriatic acid like what is added to pools. Sulphamic…Read More
How do I remove the dark stains at the seams of our limestone fireplace?
ANSWER - If you have dark stains at the seams of the limestone fireplace, that suggests that the stone installer used a sealant or resin for those joints that bleed into the stone leaving a…Read More
How can I remove the Drip Lines on my Quartz Stone in my Shower?
ANSWER - Quartz Stone is a man-made material that is about 90% natural quartz suspended in a resin base. Natural stone and quartz stone can be affected by various chemicals. The chemicals whether very acidic…Read More