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.

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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