Tips & Articles

Tips & Articles / Excel Stone and Tile Care / San Diego

We make it a point to educate our customers on the proper care of natural stone, tile and grout, and hardwood floors and surfaces.

As a courtesy to our customers, we offer tips and articles that address your problems or concerns and answer questions you might have about day-to-day maintenance for your floors and surfaces. Please visit often, because we periodically post new information that you will find very valuable.

Cultured Marble vs Real Marble

Cultured marble and real marble sound the same but they are two completely different things. Each one is created differently. The only real similarity is that they both have...
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Natural Stone – Fissures vs Cracks

Natural stone, granite, marble, quartzite, etc., is made by, well, nature. Man has nothing to do with it. But it can have natural, unique occurrences in it called fissures. Here...
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Staining vs Etching

Two very common discolorations that can happen to natural stone are staining and etching. They are two completely different things, and the restoration processes for each one are different....
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What gives granite its shine?

The mineral mica is found in granite. It is one of the things that gives granite a shimmery shine. Here are a few things you should know about mica. ...
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