Category: Stone Maintenance

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 hours their beautiful bluestone turns yellow (see image above, lower area) due to the acid…

By Torin Dixon September 12, 2018 Off

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 little Soap and Water” is all you need to clean your precious Marble countertops….but this…

By Torin Dixon June 13, 2018 Off

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