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Preventing Water Stains on Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | November 30, 2018

Located to the southwest of the Vatican, the Baths of Caracalla are home to some of the most impressive masonry work from Roman times. This ancient structure contains more than 220,000 cubic feet of marble ornamentation that required about 600 skilled masons to install over many years. When you visit the Terme di Caracalla these…

How to Get Rid of Soap Scum on Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | November 14, 2018

The potential of soap and other personal hygiene substances building up on natural-stone surfaces shouldn’t dissuade you from installing them in your bathrooms. Likewise, you shouldn’t despair when you notice soap scum stains on your stone countertops, shower walls, or tub surrounds. Just about any personal hygiene product has properties that could create a chemical…

Slate Damage to Avoid San Diego, CA
Posted by Stone Care Experts | October 26, 2018

Long before American homeowners fell in love with granite and marble, slate was a favorite construction material for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Historical structures covered in slate can be found in Pennsylvania, particularly in communities where German immigrants settled in the 17th century. Slate is known to be more durable than marble, thus explaining…

Remove Water Spots from Natural Stone
Posted by Stone Care Experts | October 5, 2018

Bathhouse ruins in places such as Caracalla, Bath, and Wiesbaden are certainly magnificent, but they would look even better these days had ancient builders been able to develop a sealant formula. Marble and travertine, the most commonly found materials in ancient bathhouses, happen to be very porous and absorbent, which means they’re susceptible to water…

Dos & Don'ts When Caring for Travertine
Posted by Stone Care Experts | August 24, 2018

Even though travertine has the historic distinction of having been used extensively by builders during the Roman Empire, this type of natural stone is not commonly found in American households, at least not when compared to marble or granite. Travertine is essentially a type of limestone the Romans heavily extracted from quarries located in the...

Natural Stone Maintain Luster
Posted by Stone Care Experts | June 20, 2018

The shiny and polished look of natural-stone surfaces is made possible by three factors: finishing, cleaning, and sealing. When natural-stone tiles and slabs are extracted from quarries, they go through a fabrication process intended to make them look as regal as possible. The finishing stage of natural-stone fabrication can result in various styles. The polished…

Care for Marble Counters
Posted by Stone Care Experts | May 25, 2018

Marble may be a timeless stone in terms of interior decoration and aesthetics, but this does not make it an eternal construction material. If this was the case, quite a few ruins from ancient Greece and Rome would still be around and in better shape. Even though marble is durable, the metamorphic nature of this…

Granite in an RV
Posted by Stone Care Experts | January 26, 2018

Introducing natural stone such as granite to motorhomes is a great alternative to the materials traditionally used in the manufacturing and remodeling of these vehicles. Most options in the market these days are synthetic materials such as polyester carpeting, ceramic, laminate, and vinyl tiles. However, some high-end RV makers such as Prevost were known to…

Difference Between Staining and Etching
Posted by Stone Care Experts | January 19, 2018

Etching and staining are two common forms of damage to natural stone that can occur at the same time if the stone is not properly sealed. Depending on the type of liquid spilled on your countertops, it may leave a visible stain, or it may cause a chemical reaction called etching. When your stone develops…

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