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.

So You’ve Got a Stain… or Do You?

Before you invest your valuable time and energy in a DIY attempt to remove discoloration from natural stone, here's some basic information help you determine whether the discoloration is a stain. ...Read More

Beautiful Terrazzo

The great thing about terrazzo is even if it’s been buried under carpet or other flooring for years, or looks yellowed and ugly due to buildup and aging of topical coatings, its fundamental beauty is still there and can be restored by an experienced professional. ...Read More

Stone Restoration Can Save You Money… But It Can’t be Cheap

One of the most costly decisions you can make is choosing a contractor based on price only. A contractor who has not had the proper training or who has little or no experience with your specific type of natural stone may offer the cheapest price, but the cost in the long run may end up being far greater. Here are some tips for selecting your stone restoration contractor. ...Read More

Why does white marble turn yellow ?

The problem of yellowed white marble is not uncommon. All over the United States I have encountered marble that has turned yellow, and even brown. Although flooding is a common cause there are several other reasons this color change will occur. ...Read More