The do’s and don’t’s of maintaining travertine

Travertine has been a staple building material for more than a millennium due to its attractive appearance and softness. However, its porosity also makes it particularly vulnerable...

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Live a life of luxury by taking care of your stone

Protecting your stone is essential for a luxury property.

If you're going to buy a luxury property, you'll want to take care of it. Imagine spending all the money to buy yourself that stunning, sea-side home with a view onto a g...

Top 3 common summer fruit stains

The summer months are a time of sun, fun and revelry. These are the months made for barbecues, being with friends and, if you can, hitting the surf from time to time. Unfortunat...

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How to keep porcelain clean and in shape

When thinking about porcelain, what's most likely to come to mind is your grandmother's doll collection. But did you know that porcelain could be used around the house, t...

Keep the fire burning bright by protecting your stone

A fire'place is great to have in the winter, but you need to take care of it.

"The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful." Everyone remembers the first time they heard Dean Martin sing these words in his iconic, velvety barito...

How do oil stains get on natural stone?

You're not likely to be walking around like this in the house, so where do oil stains occur?

If your home uses various natural stone surfaces, you're probably aware of the different types of stains that stone is vulnerable to. Water and various acidic liquids can soak in t...

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Planning ahead for porosity

Porosity will affect how your stone reacts to liquids on its surface.

When it comes to surface protection for natural stone used in your home or business, chances are you'll hear the word "porous" tossed around quite often. Unless you&...

Make your terracotta last

China's first emperor knew the value of terracotta.

More than 2,000 years ago, when China's first emperor Ying Zheng knew he needed protection during his time in the afterlife, he ordered the creation of 7,000 life-size warrior...

Considering grout for natural stone tiles

A high-quality impregnating sealer like STAIN-PROOF Originalâ„¢ can be used on not only natural stone, but brick, pavers, tiles, engineering concrete and grout as well.

When focusing on surface cleaning and protection for natural stone, it's important for home and business owners to consider other factors besides the stone itself. For instance,...

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The hazards of using natural stone in garages

Garages are most often used for storage, and this in itself can leave flooring vulnerable to a number of hazards.

The timeless beauty and aesthetic quality of natural stone can transform any space, including a garage. While concrete is a popular option for garage floors, tiled stones can tu...

Selecting the right splashback

While there's no law that says a homeowner must invest in splashbacks, they are typically seen as a necessity in modern homes.

While nearly everyone can identify a floor, wall or countertop, even experienced homeowners may not be familiar with the concept of a splashback. What is a splashback? Splash...

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The hazards of using natural stone in bathrooms

Water stains come from almost every activity performed in the bathroom, from bathing and showering to washing hands.

The beauty and durability of natural stone makes it a popular choice of building material in homes and businesses, and this extends to the bathroom. Natural stone can be used for b...

The hazards of using natural stone in kitchens

There are many precautions property owners can take to protect the natural stone used in their kitchens.

Between its aesthetically pleasing qualities and hardiness, it's no surprise natural stone is a common building material used in kitchens. From flooring and walls to countertops an...

The hazards of using natural stone in backyards

Swimming pools and rainstorms leave natural stone used in backyards especially exposed to efflorescence and freeze-thaw damage.

Many home and business owners love to bring a rustic aesthetic inside their properties by incorporating natural stone, but this building material is just as visually pleasing and f...

What is a poultice: Potential solution for stubborn staining

Try to avoid the need for a poultice in the first place by improving surface protection with a high-quality impregnating sealer.

Persistent stains can be a nightmare to deal with, especially if they affect your natural stone. Surfaces like granite and marble countertops can be difficult to clean, and sometim...

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The hazards of using natural stone for driveways

Since most driveways are located in open spaces, they are also vulnerable to organic and biological stains.

From standard concrete pavers to intricate tiles, natural stone is a popular choice for driveways. Not only does stone provide natural hardiness, depending on the style chosen, it ...

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