Marble and other calcium-based natural stones are sometimes sold as granite. Here’s how to avoid etch damage and stains associated with stone misidentification.
Sometimes these “cracks” in natural stone countertops are not cracks at all, but fissures, something that resembles a crack. Read more to learn the difference.
We are frequently asked, “How can I remove water rings on my polished marble?” This article explains what “water rings” are, and what you can do about them.
Many natural stone owners are aware that acids like vinegar, lemon, etc. can cause etching, but did you know high alkaline substances can also cause etching?
See Fred Hueston, Chief Technical Director of Stone & Tile PROS, demonstrating how to mix and apply a poultice for removing a stain from natural stone.
Should stone in wet conditions be sealed? In the following article, industry expert, Fred Hueston explains why stone in wet areas should not be sealed.
Darkness from moisture in a poultice application can wick out beyond the original stained area. This is not a stain, and the problem is easy to resolve.
There are a number of reasons why countertop cloudiness or haze can develop. Here are the details about possible causes and solutions for the problem.
Stone countertops, continually exposed to oily or dye-containing substances, are subject to staining. Read this article to learn about countertop protection.
Granite is durable, resistant to scratches, chips, and heat, and relatively easy to maintain. However, stones that are definitely not granite are being sold as if they were. Here are some ways you may be able to tell.