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Removing Oil Stain on Natural-Stone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | December 11, 2019

When you visit Rome and other historic cities where many ancient marble monuments and sculptures can be appreciated, their magnificent appearance has a lot to do with the restoration work performed by archaeologists. Some of the most stubborn stains on marble sculptures are caused by contact with objects containing iron. Curators are able to remove…

Kitchen Floor Tiles Ceramic or Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | November 6, 2019

When thinking about a new kitchen or a remodeling project, you have to start from the bottom up. The flooring color, design, and materials should be decided upon before thinking about the cabinets, countertops, wall colors, and appliances. The floor should set the tone for the rest of the project, and the surface material should…

Removing Dry Grout Between Stone Floor Tiles San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | October 4, 2019

Grouting is part of natural-stone tile installations. The only way to avoid it is by opting for joined panels instead of tiles, and this isn’t recommended for flooring applications. Contractors generally expect that some grouting material, whether it’s mortar or silicone-based, will get on the tiles, which is why many of them carefully work in…

Mistakes to Avoid on Stone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | October 2, 2019

“Foot selfies” are the latest Instagram and Pinterest trends, and they have a strong focus on flooring aesthetics. Interior designers are loving this digital photography trend, and they’ve noticed that natural-stone tiles are taking the lead, particularly marble, slate, limestone, and granite. You can never go wrong with natural-stone tiles for your living spaces. They’re…

Safe Way to Clean Grout on Natural-Stone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | September 25, 2019

Grout lines are an important aspect of just about all tile installations, whether they’re used for flooring, decorative backsplash details, shower walls, or surrounds. Even though grouting work doesn’t really help much in terms of tile stability, there’s a very good reason for making sure at least some space is left between tiles: protecting the…

Care for Limestone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | September 6, 2019

When famous designer Gloria Vanderbilt passed away in 2019, many real estate and architectural publications recalled some of the fabulous properties she lived in. One of the most spectacular listings Vanderbilt left behind is located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It’s a seven-story townhouse dating back to 1891, and one of its most…

Reasons to Seal Travertine Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | August 14, 2019

Travertine is a type of sedimentary rock usually found in geological sites where geothermal activity resulted in the concentration of calcium carbonate within groundwater pools. It’s common in hot spring areas where mineralization processes formed mounds and terraces. Ancient masonry workshops in the Roman Empire preferred to work with travertine when building parts of monumental…

Benefits of Granite Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | July 10, 2019

Granite is a popular choice of construction material among homeowners who want an aesthetic solution for their kitchen and bathroom countertops, but this natural stone is sometimes overlooked as a flooring material. Even if you opt for engineered stone or laminate material for your counters, you should strongly consider installing granite tiles on your floors….

Mop Natural Stone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | April 19, 2019

Proper maintenance of natural-stone flooring boils down to realizing that Mother Nature created and nurtured the beautiful surfaces of your home, and now it’s up to you to care for them. The finishing process stone tiles go through prior to installation isn’t natural. The polished limestone floors that adorn your foyer didn’t look like that…