Stonecare Central Blog

The best tips and information blog on the maintenance and care of all your marble, granite, travertine and natural stone. Written by top professionals in the stone care world.

How To Remove An Etch And Polish Your Marble At Home

by | Thursday, August 16, 2018 |

What can you do, as a homeowner, to keep your marble countertops in pristine condition? With Majestic Etch Remover, you can re-polish your marble with ease. And in most cases, without the use of special tools, you will be able to achieve a beautiful shine on your stone surfaces, keeping them looking like new. Majestic Marble Etch Remover is a special blend of polishing compounds formulated to remove light etching and water stains from polished marble, travertine and limestone. It is both easy...

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Do's And Don'ts Of Marble Care

by | Thursday, July 26, 2018 |

Why do restoration professionals get so many calls regarding spills of the wrong product or scratches inadvertently caused by some other repair or attempted repair? It happens all of the time. Really, all they can do is to say thank you because you are providing them with the business. How many maids or homeowners have been using vinegar to remove minerals from their black marble shower, only to have the polish dulled because of repeated exposure to mild etching over a period of time? I have...

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Marble Countertop Maintenance

by | Thursday, June 21, 2018 |

Marble Countertop Maintenance With marble, French Limestone, onyx, and other calcium based stones becoming very popular for countertops, vanities, and vertical surfaces, the need for a comprehensive maintenance program is imperative. Calcium based materials are very chemically sensitive. Of course because they are also much softer on the Mohs Hardness scale, they scratch more easily as well. Knife steel is about a 6.5 on the hardness scale and marble is between 3-4. Therefore by choosing one of...

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Modern Use Of Honed And Textured Stone

by | Tuesday, June 5, 2018 |

Honed and Textured Stone Honed There are basically 3 categories of stone surface finishes. We have covered these in some limited detail in previous articles. There is of course polished, which everyone should recognize by the highly reflective glossy appearance. That leaves the other two categories of honed and textured, both of which have many subgroups. Honed materials are becoming very popular here in the USA. They have always been the norm in Europe. In fact, those of you who have been to...

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