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.

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

Color Sealing your grout… is it all it’s cracked up to be?

It seems as though you are hearing it everywhere these days: Color seal your grout! But is this merely the newest fad or is there genuine value in having this done? The answer is, it depends. The truth is, whenperformed by a quality contractor using a quality product there is a lot of value and in many circumstances the absolute best option without question. The problem is some are touting this service yet doing nothing more than ‘painting grout’ with what amounts to house paint. ...Read More