I don’t like this shiny granite threshold.  What can be done?

New bathroom.  Classic white porcelain tiles on the wall and black tiles on the floor. But when the renovators installed the new shower threshold (or bottom plate),  something just didn’t feel right. The beautiful black granite was simply too shiny.  Compared with the matte grey/black floor tiles, it looked wrong.  What could be done? Even…

marble polishing pittsburgh

Marble maintenance tips for your home – products to avoid.

You spent a ton of money to get the perfect marble that you absolutely love. Problem is, many times the sales person or designer who “sold you” on the stone has given you little or no guidance on marble maintenance. You can easily “destroy” the marble with products you use everyday.  Some of those products…

Black marble vanity restoration: They said it couldn’t be done!

This marble vanity had become dull and etched from uses and acidic spills. The home owner was told that it was not possible to repair the top. We had all ready restored the marble floor. I asked them if they wanted the top done as well. They we’re excited with the news it could be…

But the guys at the tile store told me to use this grout!

We here this all to often, from homeowners and installers alike. “We asked the tile shop what grout to use with natural stone and they recommend sanded grout.” There seems to be endless confusion or just a general lack of concern about grout. Until there is a problem. The simple solution is just to always…

The most beautiful granite floor you will ever see! But it needed some help

This granite floor in Washington Pa is just breathtaking. But no matter how hard the homeowner and staff tried they just could not get it to look clean. After a deep cleaning from clean interiors, and a special process just for granite this floor turned out amazing. The floor has a polished granite, honed granite,…

Marble restoration for the fox chapel golf club

If you have ever been to the fox chapel golf clubhouse you know what a amazing facility it is. They pride themselves on keeping everything from the original construction of the club as possible. Since its founding, Fox Chapel Golf Club has been known for its tradition of excellence. The Georgian-style Clubhouse, was designed by…