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.

Celebrating 20 Years of Providing Stone Care Products

Thanks To Our Customers…. We started StoneCareOnline back in 1999 from very humble beginnings back in the early days of the internet. We actually started with a different URL that was tied directly to the trademarked name of HMK Stone … Continue reading

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How to Protect your Marble from Stains and Etch Marks

You have a Busy Life…don’t Worry about Staining your Marble Life is too short to be worrying about staining your beautiful marble countertops. This is an area where a little prevention will pay HUGE dividends. Protect your stone with a … Continue reading

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Only P324 Stone Soap for Estate featuring Apple Store Floor Tile

Pietra Serena Sandstone – Apple Stores We recently shipped out a large order of our flagship product, the HMK P324 Stone Soap to a Tadao Ando designed estate featuring 43,000 square feet of Pietra Serena Sandstone. Pietra Serena Sandstone is … Continue reading

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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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