Tips and Articles

Tips & Articles / Gourmet Stone Care / San Diego

The proper care of natural stone, tile and grout, and hardwood floors, countertops, walls, and other applications is important to minimize damage and extend the life of your surfaces.

These tips and articles address many common concerns about day-to-day maintenance, as well as not-so-common problems with natural stone, tile and grout, and hardwood floors and surfaces. The content here is added to regularly, so please visit often, because you might find some very valuable new information.

Hollow tiles or cracking tiles and grout? Read this before ripping it all out.

When you walk across your tile and grout floor, does it sound more like cheap laminate? Or when you drop a spoon, does it sound like it’s landing on an empty container? Is your grout cracking? If so, some of your tiles may be in the process of separating from the underlayment. Before you rip it all out, read these simple and inexpensive possible solutions. ...Read More

Why Use a pH Neutral Cleaner for Granite Countertops

Perhaps you have been told that your granite countertops can be cleaned with glass cleaner or a solution of dish soap and water. According to Maurizio Bertoli, the “Godfather” of natural stone, using a pH Neutral cleaner is the only way to properly clean your granite countertops. ...Read More