• 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...

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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...

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  • Are Natural Stone Floors Slippery?

    This article clears away misconceptions about the slipperiness of natural stone and provides suggestions regarding both new and existing installations....

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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.

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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Refinishing Stone

When homeowners want their stone restoration technician to change the appearance of their stone in some way, the task may or may not be possible to accomplish, and in some...
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Ingestible Countertop Material?

Most people are familiar with the idea that marble is used for floors, countertops, and the like. In this article, you'll discover that marble has many other uses, some of...
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