Category: Stone Maintenance

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 Disclaimer…the truth really comes out. Such is the case for Google keyword search ‘Best Granite…

By Torin Dixon March 27, 2017 Off

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 DISCOUNT CODE:    17VALHMK at checkout for 15% off. ($17.00 minimum purchase) offer good through…

By Torin Dixon February 3, 2017 Off

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 of the stone. Some types have more than others, and some colors have more than…

By Torin Dixon November 2, 2016 Off

Homemade Granite Cleaner – Here we go again!

Last July I published an article about “Homemade Granite Cleaners” WIKIHOW IS WRONG About Granite Cleaners! The issue is these (well intentioned) solutions can actually harm natural stone surfaces, especially polished marble, travertine, and onyx because of the higher alkaline content and use of isopropyl alcohol. Another very popular website offers a similar Homemade Granite…

By Torin Dixon December 4, 2015 Off

Understanding HMK’s new Product Numbering System

HMK Stone Care from Germany was the first Worldwide company to develop a complete system of Stone Care products. Since the 1970’s, Moeller HMK-StoneCare has developed Professional Grade products that are designed to work together as a complete Stone Care System. The first objective is to Clean – Stains, Coatings, Dirt, Buildup The second objective…

By Torin Dixon July 25, 2015 Off

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 says to “Combine mild dish detergent with rubbing alcohol.” As you may know, dish detergents…

By Torin Dixon July 3, 2015 Off