TIPS & ARTICLES

Staining vs Etching
Two very common discolorations that can happen to natural stone are staining and etching. They are two completely different things, and the restoration processes for each one are different.
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Refinishing Stone
When homeowners want their stone restoration technician to change the appearance of their stone in some way, the task may or may not be possible to accomplish, and in some circumstances, it may be inadvisable. This article provides some clarity on the scope of possibilities.
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Ingestible Countertop Material?
Most people are familiar with the idea that marble is used for floors, countertops, and the like. In this article, you'll discover that marble has many other uses, some of them ingestible!
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How to Remove Ring-Shaped Marks on Marble
People commonly ask, "What causes ring-shaped marks and white spots on marble?" "Is there a product I can use to get rid of this type of stain?" and "Is there a sealer I can apply to restore the shine and prevent this problem?" Let's unpack these concepts.
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How to Remove Shower Calcium Deposits
Do you have a white film or scaly buildup on your tile or stone shower? That's calcium deposits. Here are some DIY solutions you can try yourself to remove them before you reach out for professional services.
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Are Steam Cleaners Safe For Natural Stone?
There are many wrong ways to clean natural stone, which is why we recommend leaving heavy cleaning to an experienced stone restoration professional. Steam cleaning should be used with care and sparingly, or better yet, not at all.
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Can Skin Soap Damage Natural Stone?
With an abundance of skin cleaning products on the market, from bars and scrubs to foams and gels, knowing which ones to avoid using around your natural stone can be tricky. This article provides the details you need.
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Glossary of Natural Stone Finishes
Choosing the right natural stone finish for your intended use is essential. Our glossary of finishes will help you understand natural stone finishes and what finish is best for your purposes.
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Pros and Cons of Prefab Countertops
If you are considering going with prefabricated countertops rather than custom cut slab countertops in order to save money, it's important to understand that your investment decision involves more than just price. Here are the pros and cons of prefabricated countertops.
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