Author Archives: Torin Dixon

About Torin Dixon

StoneCareOnline Expert Blog is managed by Torin Dixon who is an expert in natural stone importing, distribution, fabrication, installation and maintenance of all natural stone surfaces regardless of finish or texture. We are here to assist you in your StoneCare needs.

More Praises for HMK P324 Stone Soap – Daily Maintenance Cleaner

Daily Stone Cleaner Concentrate We recently heard from a very happy customer who used our HMK P324 Stone Soap; I just wanted you to know that your product HMK324 has changed my life. The granite in my kitchen is Absolute … Continue reading

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When is a Topical Acrylic Sealer right for your Natural Stone?

We receive many requests for information about using a “High Gloss Sealer” on slate flooring. Most of the time we discourage this type of sealer mainly because it requires more maintenance, but also, it can often look unnatural. Following is … Continue reading

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What about ‘Fake Review’ websites?

Internet Searches can be Misleading! Please see the following video link to get my take on ‘Fake Review’ websites. There are many websites that look legitimate, and appear to ‘Review’ products or services, but when you get down to the … Continue reading

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Can Toothpaste Harm Marble Countertops

“I dropped Toothpaste on my Marble countertop. Can it be fixed”  – Theresa M. We receive many calls and emails each week with a similar question like Theresa’s above. My usual reply is “Maybe, but we need more information”. This … Continue reading

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Love Your Granite Countertops ~ Valentines Day Special Discount

V A L E N T I N E   S P E C I A L     Pamper your favorite Granite, Marble, and all Natural Stone Surfaces with Professional Grade Cleaners and Sealers from HMK Stone Care. Use … Continue reading

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So Many Stone Sealers…Which One’s Are Good?

There are so many different manufacturers of Stone Sealers, and so many different opinions, so how do you make a choice? When I entered the dimensional stone trade in the late 1970’s, there was only one company that I was … Continue reading

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I Saw it on the Internet…so it must be TRUE??

Cleaning Granite Counters About every two years I take the time to search the internet to see if the “Experts” have learned anything about Cleaning Granite Countertops. I am amazed that there remains very bad advice in the top Google … Continue reading

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Does Exterior Stone need to be Sealed?

This project is part of a $30 million project completed in 2002 in Western Montana. The architect specified HMK S39 Silane Impregnator, but the sealer was only used near each joint as a way to protect the stone from the … Continue reading

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Sealing Stone over Previous Sealers – Yes You Can

We often get questions something like this: “I need to re-seal my granite countertops, but I don’t know what sealer (if any) my installer used. Can you help?” The short answer is usually YES, with the following caveat; make sure … Continue reading

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Removing Rust Stains on Granite

We have received several emails from people having issues with Rust Stains on Granite countertops particularly around sink areas.   What is not commonly understood is that most natural stone surfaces have some amount of iron minerals in the composition … Continue reading

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