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…

Emperador Dark Marble: New install, but restoration needed!

Emperador is a beautiful brown marble, that has much veining and variance in color and mineral composites. Home Depot stocks small tiles (I haven’t seen any there that has a deep color brilliance) and Lowe’s carries a premier Emperador floor tile (for $130 a tile!). This particular job was from tile bought from Lowe’s… very…