Stone, Tile & Grout Care

Natural Stone Sealer & Enhancing Stone Sealer

Natural stone surfaces, including marble and granite floors, need to be sealed to protect the surface from stains caused by spills or tracked in contaminants. Most sealers for stone tile are penetrating sealers that soak into the porous natural stone surface to protect it from staining. Freshly applied, still wet, sealant will always look glossy on…

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Winter Fun Outside Big Mess Inside

Winter Fun Outside Big Mess Inside

Winter snow is so much fun outside! It’s when it comes into your neat & clean home that it’s a big mess! Better get the mop ready…again! A bit of spray cleaner and a clean mop pad will remove melted snow and rock salt residue from most floors including finished hardwood, luxury vinyl plank or…

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Four Cleaning Tips for Keeping Your Bathroom Spotless

Four Cleaning Tips for Keeping Your Bathroom Spotless Refresh Grout — One of the simplest ways to refresh or recolor your dingy, tired grout is to use Grout-Aide Markers. The DIY grout recoloring kits from Grout-Aide include everything you need to transform stained grout from dirty to like-new, including the grout colorant and a brush…

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How to Choose Flooring Gloss Level

What Gloss Level Should I Use On My Floor? There are three main classifications of gloss when it comes to flooring, High-gloss, Semi-gloss and Matte. When selecting a gloss level for wood, laminate or vinyl flooring consider these factors… High-gloss provides a bright finish that reflects the most light which will highlight scuffs, scratches and other marks.  Heavy…

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Cleaning Stains on Natural Stone Tile

Natural Stone occasionally needs more than routine cleaning maintenance.  The location of the stone surface- such as a shower, kitchen or high traffic area- and the type of surface- for example Travertine, Porcelain or Granite- are factors that contribute to the frequency with stone is likely to need extra attention to maintain it’s natural beauty. …

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Start to Think @ Spring Cleaning

Spring is around the corner which makes it time to think about SPRING CLEANING! Yes, I said it!… Spring cleaning.  May not be your favorite part of spring yet it needs to be done and what a great feeling when it is!  You know there will be no more slush or ice melter tracking inside because the…

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Stone, Tile & Grout Care Q & A

We frequently get emails from customers with common and unique floorcare questions. We answer these questions directly to the customer who asks and we post many of them on Facebook and (more briefly) on Twitter.  If you find the following stone, tile & grout care tips helpful, “Like Us” on Facebook or “Follow Us” on…

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Fall for the Best Time to Get Back to Floorcare Basics

Autumn the perfect time to get back to floorcare routines that keep your floors looking GREAT.  It may even be time for your floor to get an extra bit of TLC to really shine before the winter holidays set in. There are many types of floors that require different routines however they all have one thing in…

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Summer is Here…Time to Clean the Vacation Home!

Whether you’re headed to your vacation home at the beach, lakeside or in the mountains, your first trip is likely to have your car loaded up with some or all of the following… kids, pets, boogie boards, beach chairs, fishing poles, tackle box, coolers, bed sheets, towels, toilet paper and the list goes on and…

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PNC Bank -Great Results with Dr. Schutz SlipNoMor

Dr. Schutz SlipNoMor Satin Finish was recently applied to an existing Nurazzo floor in the foyer of PNC’s Meadville, PA Bank Branch to evaluate the product’s ability to improve slip resistance on this existing foyer floor to meet ADA Requirements. With the SlipNoMor Finish, this floor is now ADA Compliant for Slip Resistance and has…

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How to Remove Efflorescence from Tile, Stone, Masonry, Grout

Efflorescence, according to www.britannica.com, is a spontaneous loss of water by a hydrated salt, which occurs when the aqueous vapor pressure of the hydrate is greater than the partial pressure of the water vapour in the air… These salts effloresce (i.e., lose all or part of their water of hydration) and their surfaces assume a…

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Where To Find Manufacturer Recommended Floor Care Products

Residential Flooring Manufacturers devote many dollars to developing floor care and maintenance products specific to the floor(s) they produce. These products are carefully formulated, for each type of flooring the manufacturer produces to leave the floor residue-free, maintain the integrity of the floor’s surface finish without compromising slip resistance or shine and it needs to…

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Think Green for Floor Cleaning Products – Part II

The trend is obvious when you view the manufacturer links in Part I to this blog. Manufacturers are “greening” their manufacturing processes and their business cultures. Each touts the strides they have made towards environmental stewardship using words like “reducing VOCs, sustainable resources, recycling, improving indoor air quality.” These are all great steps towards a…

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Think Green for Floor Cleaning Products – Part I

What is a green floor cleaning product? Is it about a manufacturer’s efforts to conserve natural resources and recycle? Does it mean that the floor cleaner will help you to conserve water or energy? What will be its effect on indoor air quality? Is it safe when it comes in contact with your skin? The…

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Change Grout Color on a Tile Floor… So Many Reasons Why

There are many reasons why individuals want to change the Grout Color on their Tile Floor. Maybe one of these situations has happened to you… “Help! I just installed a New Tile Floor in my Kitchen and the Grout Color did not turn out as I thought it would. Am I stuck with it?” “My…

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