Natural Stone Educational Literature
(available as a Word or PDF)
Preservation of Residential Polished Stone Floors
“Finally something that
Why is your marble floor not holding up its beautiful factory finish? Are you
really satisfied with the recommendations given to you by the dealer who sold
the stone to you and the contractor who installed it in your home?
Don’t you feel that something’s missing? You bet!Your polished
marble or granite floor can be kept beautiful for years to come, if you know
what to do and what pitfalls to avoid!
Maintenance and Preservation of High-Traffic Polished Stone
How to Shop for a Granite Countertop
“The Lemon Juice
Why are certain people complaining about their “granite”
countertops, while others are extolling their virtues? Are you sure that all
the stones traded as granite are in fact granite? And if they are not, how
can you tell a good “granite” from a bad one? Should you really
rely on the stone education of the distributors and contractors? A natural
stone countertop cost thousands of $! Are you sure that you feel up to the
task of shopping intelligently in an industry that’s virtually totally
unregulated? Do you really want to take your chances?Or should you give up
stone altogether? No you should not, NOTHING is better than natural stone,
but you need the proper know-how!
No-nonsense Guidelines to Stain Removal
“Fancy professional kits are for
Are you sure that what’s before your very eyes is a stain, just because
it looks like it? Can you really tell stains from “stains” apart?
Should you buy some fancy (and expensive!) “Professional Stain Removal
Kit”, considering that no true professional ever uses them? No need to
listen to some behind the counter salesperson who’s there just to do
that: sell! Get all the information you need to know and the complete list of
the easy-to-find, inexpensive materials that the real pros use to remove any
type of stain out of natural stone!
How to Shop for a Bonafide Stone Restoration
Guidelines for Maintenance of Residential Stone
The Mysterious Case of the Water Stain Ring
“The Lord of the Ring”
Aren’t those water rings or stains on your polished marble or
travertine surface frustrating? They won’t come out, no matter what you
do to them! Or will they? They will, if you listen to the “Lord of the
Ring” (water ring, that is!), Maurizio Bertoli himself! But first, you
must understand what they actually are!