Category Archives: Deep Cleaning

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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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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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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Holiday Entertaining – And Wine Spills on Granite or Marble Counters

With the Holiday Season fast approaching, you may be concerned about how to protect your natural stone surfaces from the inevitable spills that occur during festive gatherings. Well, with just a a few professional stone care products, you can rest … Continue reading

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How to Remove Stone Sealers

One of the most frequent questions we receive is “How do I remove an existing stone sealer?” There are Two Answers to this question that first require a question to be answered: Do you know the Brand Name? Is it … 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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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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Preventing Rust on Bluestone Pavers

It’s no wonder why Bluestone is such such a popular paving material. When selected and installed correctly, it looks amazing. Unfortunately, one of the hidden problems with Bluestone is that there are ferrous minerals incorporated into the composition of the … Continue reading

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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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