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.

Cleaning a Dull Slate Floor and applying a Color Enhancing Impregnator

We took a Dull and Drab Slate Floor and Gave it a Makeover!! We were asked to Clean and Enhance a Dull Slate Floor Cleaning Stone Floor with Intensive Cleaner We started by applying R155 Intensive Cleaner from HMK Stone Care … Continue reading

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Attention Stone Masons – DONT USE MURIATIC ACID ON BLUESTONE

Muriatic Acid will Ruin Bluestone Problem with Rust on Bluestone We receive calls each week from panicked homeowners shortly after installing their expensive Bluestone Pavers when their Stone Mason mistakenly uses Muriatic Acid to clean the grout residue, and within … Continue reading

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Deep Cleaning Severely Neglected Stone

Cleaning Sandstone by Torin Dixon Several Years Ago I wrote about this project in Missoula Montana, how the metal roof flashing was installed wrong, causing rain water to drain over the face of these beautiful Sandstone walls. See link HERE … Continue reading

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Remove Rust Stains on Bluestone Pavers

I have been writing about Rust Stains on Bluestone for some time because we regularly have clients who either have naturally occurring rust from the inherent mineral composition of the stone, or accelerated rust stains due to someone cleaning Bluestone … Continue reading

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How do you Care for Marble?

How do you Care for Marble? Just A little Soap & Water….   Soap and Water is not your friend when it comes to cleaning Marble Surfaces You may have seen this dandy floating around the internet, suggesting that “Just a … Continue reading

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What is Better…Granite or Quartz Countertops?

The Great Debate – Natural Stone or Quartz? Natural Stone including this beautiful Honey Onyx are very hard to mimic with Quartz or Porcelain surfaces, and yet many are afraid to use Natural Stone because of the myth that, “It’s … Continue reading

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Removing Oil Stains from Granite Countertops

Do You Have Oils Stains on your Granite? Actual Customer Issue Resolved Wendy writes: “Our granite countertops are almost 2 years old. Our kitchen counter has an extended area that we use for eating. This area has darkened around the … Continue reading

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Which is Better…Granite or Quartz Countertops?

I came across an interesting article comparing Quartz and Granite Countertops that I thought I would share. See LINK Whether you chose Quartz or Granite, you still need to clean them regularly to keep the polish sparkling. We suggest using … Continue reading

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We have All Natural Antimicrobial Cleaning Towels

New to our Cleaning Tools products…All Natural Antimicrobial Cleaning Cloths About Fresche®-Tex: Coconut Oil Based, Non-Toxic – The Fresche®-Tex active is derived from natural coconut oil. Applied to our microfiber towels, it is safe for people, pets, plants and the planet. Unlike … Continue reading

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Correcting Myths and Mistruths about Sealing Granite & Marble Countertops

 I had a few moments the other day to sit down with a cup of coffee and search the internet about “sealing granite countertops”, and I came across a website that had some good information, some confusing information, and some … Continue reading

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