Category Archives: Tip of The Week

HMK R155 is “Magic Juice”

Harry P. from Tarzana, CA called the other day to tell us how marvelous the HMK R155 Intensive Cleaner worked on his marble shower that had a significant buildup of Hard Water deposits. He says the R155 “Works like Magic Juice” … Continue reading

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UPS Shipping Rates Increase in 2016

During Record Low Oil Prices, UPS Raises Rates for 2016! Each December, we cringe to see what the rate increase will be for the following year. This year (effective Dec. 28, 2015) the average rate increase is 4.9% We have … Continue reading

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WIKIHOW IS WRONG About Granite Cleaners!

I hate to burst anyones bubble…but WikiHow is wrong about Homemade Granite Cleaners! http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-Granite-Countertops In the article it states “Be sure you use cleaners that are pH balanced and include no acid or acidic type chemicals.”  However, the following sentence … Continue reading

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“Can I dilute HMK R55 for Daily Use”?

We are asked this question all the time, and the simple answer is You CAN, but you should’t. Here is Why: HMK StoneCare Products have been deigned by German Chemists who have studied Natural Stone geology and chemistry for more than 40 … Continue reading

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The Most Important Thing for New Granite Countertops – PROTECTION!

Protect Your Investment – Use Professional Grade Impregnating Sealers By Torin Dixon Ok, you just had beautiful granite or marble countertops installed, or you just bought a house with stone countertops. Make the best decision before you start using your … Continue reading

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Refinishing Old Marble Surfaces

How to Bring Old Marble Surfaces Back to Life By Torin Dixon Victoria called this week to ask about restoring an old marble table top she purchased at a rummage sale. The size was perfect for her kitchen island top. … Continue reading

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Cleaning and Polishing Marble Surfaces with Baking Soda?

By Torin Dixon info@stonecareonline.com    We hear often from people suggesting various home remedies for cleaning and polishing marble countertops and floors. Some of the latest trends online is to “Polish Marble with Chalk” or Polish Marble with Baking Soda”. … Continue reading

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How to Clean and Seal Textured Quartzite Tiles

Kevin from AZ called to ask how to Clean and Protect Textured Quartzite Tiles By Torin Dixon Quartzite is a beautiful and durable Natural Stone suitable for both Interior and Exterior applications. Because of the natural texture, Quartzite is a … Continue reading

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White Film in Slate Shower Leaching out of Grout Joints

Here is a classic example how unprotected stone, and lack of regular maintenance can create a very unsightly film on Slate and other Natural Stone surfaces, particularly in Wet Areas. Moisture, can and does, penetrate all Unprotected Natural Stone. When … Continue reading

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Light Colored “Stains” on Black Granite – The Saga Continues

“Sandy” from SC called today to ask for advice about light rings where shot glasses were set on her black granite. First of all, black ‘granite’ is not a true Geological Granite, they are Basalt. For more information click HERE. … Continue reading

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