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How often should I have my marble floors professionally polished?That’s a difficult question, since it depends on the type of marble you have, how hard or soft it is, how much traffic the floor receives, and many other factors. On the average,

That’s a difficult question, since it depends on the type of marble you have, how hard or soft it is, how much traffic the floor receives, and many other factors. On the average, most marble floors in a home need to be polished about once every... Read More

How often do I need to reseal my marble shower wall?

This depends on several factors, including how often the shower is used and what type of sealer was originally applied. After identifying the product, refer to the manufacturer’s recommendations. If water is no longer beading on the shower... Read More

I have to rehone and polish a black granite lobby floor located in an office building. Most of the granite is in good condition and doesn’t really need any work. The only area that is worn and dull is a path leading from the entrance door to th

To answer your question simply, yes, it is possible, but requires a great deal of experience and is very time consuming. At the time of this writing there are only several companies that can blend black granite with a factory appearance. The... Read More

I am having trouble polishing a travertine floor. I can get a good polish except for the fact that I have a lot of dull spots on the floor. Why is this and is there a way I can make the shine even across the surface?

Travertine is a marble that has a lot of holes. These holes are filed at the factory with a colored Portland cement. When you polish the marble the fillers do not take a polish. This is why you get dull spots. The only way to eliminate the dull spots... Read More

My client has a terrible problem with hard water deposits in their ceramic tile shower. They were told that installing a water softener would solve this problem. What is your recommendation?

I definitely agree. A water softener will remove most of the minerals that cause hard-water deposits and they will probably use less soap and shampoo, avoiding soap build-up as well. A solution of vinegar and water will help remove the spotting, but... Read More

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