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What You Thought You Knew About Cleaning Tile and Stone Is Probably All Wrong

If you’re like many people, then you might believe some of these common misconceptions about how to keep your tile and stone clean:

MARBLELIFE: Better Than Clean

Many inferior products and surface care services can make your floors and counters look clean. And some can do a decent job cleaning them. But MARBLELIFE® can make tile and stone better than clean. Here are a few reasons why.

MARBLELIFE Can Repair and Restore Your Granite

Are you a discriminating homeowner who wants all your home repairs done the right way?

Pool Party Prep

Everyone loves a pool party! And now that summer is in high gear, we thought this would be the perfect time to give you a few tips to make your next one the best yet.

MARBLELIFE: A Storied History of Stone Care

MARBLELIFE® owes its current success thanks to more than 30 years of expansion and innovation. Motivated top to bottom, we restore and maintain the largest projects and the broadest building portfolios.

Makeover Your Home with an EnduraCrete Overlay

Attention homeowners and renovators who want a fast, easy and affordable upgrade for your home or investment!

“Wax Off” Forever with MARBLELIFE TileLok

Does your lobby floor look drab and yellow? Waxing has traditionally been used to boost shine or hide the wear on a floor with the illusion that it is protecting the floor from scratches and scuffs.

Get Your Outdoor Patio in Shape for Father’s Day

It’s that time of year again: Time to give a special shoutout to all the Dads out there. While we think every day should be Father’s Day, we’d like to take a minute to celebrate all Dads,

Using Stone to Create a Warm, Contemporary Living Space

Stone is the perfect organic element to work into the warm, contemporary design styles that are so popular right now. And the most impactful way to use stone is to go big with it.

Classic, Timeless Terrazzo

There’s a reason a classic stays a classic. Homeowners and renovators who appreciate history already know the artistry of terrazzo.

MARBLELIFE Stone and Tile Care Products: Safe, Science-backed, Superior Cleaning

There’s no shortage of stone and tile care products in the cleaning aisle of your local supermarket. But, unfortunately, some of them may be ineffective or even damaging to surfaces.

MARBLELIFE Thanks Front-line Building Maintenance Workers

Custodians, janitors and other building maintenance personnel always play an important role in providing clean and safe environments for everyone.

MARBLELIFE — A Building Manager’s Best Friend

If you’re a building owner or manager, we invite you to learn about the many advantages of partnering with MARBLELIFE® for your commercial building hard surface maintenance and restoration needs. Here are just a few.

Another MARBLELIFE Success Story: Haeley’s Stone Floors in San Antonio

One of the best parts of our job is seeing the look on our customers’ faces when we complete a service. Time and time again, we hear the words, “Wow, we never knew our floors could look this great again!”

The Garage — Reimagined by MARBLELIFE

Did you know that some people actually have an extra, usable room in their house that they’ve completely forgotten about? It’s usually dirty, cluttered and utterly uninviting.

Indoor-Outdoor Spaces

The return of spring beckons us outside once again, but the weather can still be hit or miss in many parts of the country. That makes indoor-outdoor spaces, like the enclosed porch above, perfect for this time of year.

Healthcare Facility Maintenance During COVID-19

Infections are a risk to anyone who receives treatment in, works in or visits healthcare settings. Medical offices, clinics and hospitals are exposed to germs, bacteria and viruses daily.

Out With the Mold, In With Marblelife

Mold isn’t a plant or an animal; it’s a microscopic organism that lives in colonies. Since it doesn’t create food through photosynthesis like a plant, it doesn’t need light to survive.

A Modern Marble Bath

This gorgeous bath showcases a pleasing mix of modern and traditional elements. We love how classic marble envelops the entire space from floor to ceiling, creating a strong design foundation for everything to follow.

Trust MARBLELIFE to Protect Your Travertine Investment

Travertine is a naturally porous form of limestone. And while it possesses a timeless beauty, travertine can also crack and open new voids with normal wear and tear.

Commercial Building Maintenance During COVID

With the unfortunate resurgence of COVID cases, disinfection and maintenance of public spaces is more important than ever. If you’re a business owner or cleaning crew operator, you need to ensure that your cleaning and disinfecting protocols are in top shape.

Special Considerations for Disinfecting White Floors

What you need to clean, and how you need to clean to reduce your risk for transmitting COVID-19, can all be a little confusing, but we’re going to try to clarify an issue for anyone with a white-colored floor that can lead to major headaches — and also help you disinfect more thoroughly in the process.

Fall in Love With Your Tile Again

You once loved your tile. Your heart used to flutter when you saw it and you reveled in its sparkling clean glory. But over time, your feelings faded. Little by little, your once-gleaming tile lost its luster.

Shelter to Sanctuary: Pretty in Pink

Pink is all grown up in this modern and spacious master bath featuring a sculptural, freestanding tub. And there’s nothing prim and prissy about it at all.

Stone and Tile Care Resolutions

It’s a new year — time to turn over a new leaf when it comes to caring for your tile and stone surfaces. Here are 10 resolutions you should make to help keep your floors and counters looking their very best in 2021.

Are Your Floors MARBLELIFE Clean?

Not every “clean” is created equal. Going through the motions of cleaning does not always result in a “clean” appearance and may even make it worse if using an inappropriate cleaner.

Attention Realtors and Renovators: MARBLELIFE Can Help Turn Your Property from Sad to SOLD

Due to a perfect combination of low mortgage rates, an increase of remote workers and the flight of many city dwellers searching for more open spaces —home sales surged by a record-setting 24.7% in July according to the National Association of Realtors.

Shelter to Sanctuary: Clean and Organize From the Ground Up

Happy New Year! A new year brings a fresh start. And we thought this would be a great time to offer a few tips to get your home organized from the ground up in 2021.

Is It a Miracle … or MARBLELIFE?

Do you look at your dull or damaged marble floor or stained grout and think “It would take a miracle to fix this mess?” With MARBLELIFE®, no divine intervention is necessary to make your floors sparkle this upcoming year.

Last Minute Gift They Will Love: ColorSEAL

Running out of time to get a gift by Christmas? Schedule a MARBLELIFE ColorSEAL service and give your loved one the gift of time. We even have a PRINTABLE CERTIFICATE you can wrap and put under the tree!

Happy Holidays from MARBLELIFE

Many things have changed since we wished you a happy holiday a year ago. Our thoughts are with all families who are suffering through the pandemic, especially those who’ve lost loved ones.

If Tile Could Talk

Hey! Hey you up there! Look down here. It’s me — your tile. I know you think you can walk all over me, and you usually do, but a little consideration once in a while would be nice.

Schedule Your MARBLELIFE Holiday Spruce-Up

The holidays are closing in fast. You’ve got so much to do with all the gift shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking, decorating, and card writing.

Shelter to Sanctuary: Merry and Bright

MARBLELIFE® has tips to help you deck your halls in style — and without breaking the bank! Remember that this time of year, it’s really all about the light. And adding shimmer and sparkle is the easiest way to give your home a fun and festive atmosphere.

Happy Thanksgiving From MARBLELIFE

For as tumultuous as 2020 has been, we have a lot to be thankful for this year — and our thoughts are with every family that has been adversely impacted by the pandemic, especially those who’ve lost loved ones.

Free Building Health Assessment

As a business or commercial property owner, we know that you want to do all you can to promote a safe and healthy environment for those who frequent your establishment.

Get Your Home Guest Ready with MARBLELIFE!

The holidays are almost here! And that means your guests aren’t far behind. Welcome them with spotless, sparkling tile and stone.

Caring for “Wood” Surfaces

These days, “wood” floors often refer to a variety of flooring materials, including solid wood, engineered wood and laminates. There are even “wood look” porcelain planks that can fool a trained eye.

Banish the Ghosts of Tile and Stone Repairs

Halloween can be a terrifying time, but don’t let your stone and tile surfaces scare you. MARBLELIFE® to the rescue!

Can You Pass This Tile and Stone Care Quiz?

If your tile or stone looks dull and dingy, cleaning isn’t always as straightforward as you might hope. In fact, you may be hurting your surfaces instead of helping them.

Is Your Favorite Restaurant Really Clean?

Cleanliness is top of mind for many of us these days, and that’s especially true when visiting a restaurant. Feeling safe enough to enjoy your meal without worry is a critical part of the dining experience.

A Fabulous First Impression for Fall

Your front entrance, walkway and patio are your guests’ first impression of your home. Now that the holidays are approaching, you’re probably planning out your seasonal decorations.

Shelter to Sanctuary: Schooling from Home

Many students across the country are doing some form of remote learning. It’s important to create a home environment that’s conducive to both concentration and creativity.”

Grungy to Great Garage

Did you know that you might already have an extra room in your house that you could repurpose into a music room, hangout or creative project space?

Is It Dirty — or Damaged?

At some point, we all walk into a store or hotel, take one look at discolored grout and immediately write it off as “dirty.”

Why Properly Sealed Surfaces Are Safer

There are plenty of reasons to properly seal grout, concrete and stone surfaces, especially if you want to avoid stains and long-term damage.

Maintaining Multiuse Spaces

Right now, there’s a whole lot of sharing going on at home for many American families. With remote work and learning a regular occurrence, many rooms are serving more than one purpose as bedrooms become offices and kitchen tables become classroom desks

Supercharge Your Commercial Cleaning Services with MARBLELIFE

Now more than ever, consumers make decisions about which businesses to patronize based on sanitation practices.

Easy-Breezy Outdoor Cleanup

It is summertime, and while the living may be easy, cleaning and maintaining your outdoor spaces is not.

Search and Destroy: How to Hunt Down Coronavirus at Home

They may call it “sheltering” in place, but your home may actually be harboring dangerous pathogens that could lead to an infection.

How Long Does It Take to Kill a Virus?

In our go-go-go society, we often don’t take the time to clean and disinfect properly. To kill a virus, however, disinfectants need sufficient TIME to work.

COVID-19 Danger Zones Are All Around You — Protect Yourself

You’re being really careful, staying away from person-to-person contact and crowded spaces to avoid COVID-19. But you’re probably coming into contact with other people’s germs in ways you haven’t even considered.

Shelter to Sanctuary: The Great Outdoors

We’re all spending more time at home these days, and summer travel plans are now shaky at best. It’s likely that many families will be honing their staycation skills over the next couple of months, which means turning their homes and outdoor spaces into their own private getaways.

The MARBLELIFE Difference

MARBLELIFE® offers science-based hygienic services that use research-proven anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal technologies to improve the health of your home and business.

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting: What You Need to Know

Cleaning and disinfecting are both necessary, but fundamentally different, processes to promote a healthy environment. They are complimentary — but not interchangeable.

Shelter to Sanctuary: The Heart of the Home

In the second installment of our Shelter to Sanctuary series, we’re providing ideas to spiff up your kitchen now that it’s getting more use than ever before. This week, we’re offering easy, low-cost ideas to give the heart of your home a quick facelift and make it a place where everyone will want to congregate.

Family Friendly Floors During COVID-19 (No More 5-Second Rule)

We now know that the novel coronavirus can live for many days on non-porous surfaces. Based on what we know about viruses, the pores of your unsealed floor grout, cement driveways and sidewalks are prime territory for viruses and molds to hide and evade your best cleaning and disinfecting efforts.

Think Your Cracked Stone Countertop or Floor Is Ruined? Think Again!

Do you look around your kitchen and wonder: When did that crack appear in my countertop? Building movement, fallen objects, standing or sitting on the edge, and even everyday wear and tear can cause cracks in floors, counters and other stone surfaces.

Beauty and the Bath: Restore Your Floor

Are your houseguests noticing your less-than-lovely bathroom floor? Even the most polite of company is put off by dirty grout — even if they never say a word about it.

Clean Before You Disinfect for a Healthier Home

While we’re sheltering in place, there’s more time at home to do a thorough spring cleaning … except, now we want to disinfect for a safer and healthier home too.

We All Need a Sanctuary Right Now

Those of us who’ve always said, “I’d love to have more time to tackle decorating and home-improvement projects” are starting to think we should be careful what we wish for.

The Temptation of Travertine

Travertine has a classic style that can work in coastal, traditional and contemporary homes alike. But you should do your homework when considering an investment in travertine.


When it comes to understanding how to combating COVID-19, it helps to first understand that the virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA)...

Stone and Tile Tools of the Trade

“The right tool for the right job.” There’s a reason that saying withstands the test of time. When it comes to stone and tile surface care, using the proper tool is important for two purposes: maintenance and protection without creating damage.

Greetings from MARBLELIFE

For all of us, the primary concern is weathering COVID-19. Clearly, the first goal is to ensure the health and safety of one’s family, team members, neighbors & clients. You are one of those to us.

Vacation Home Stone and Tile Care

If you’re lucky enough to have a vacation home that you use for your own enjoyment or a second home that you rent out to make some extra cash, you know that with that privilege comes a lot of extra maintenance and the potential for damage from guests or renters.

Big Style for Smaller Spaces

Here’s a simple, yet elegant, backsplash idea that would be just perfect for any kitchen with a smaller footprint. A basic white subway tile, laid straight, feels modern and classic at the same time.

Color Your World With MARBLELIFE

When it comes to design, color can make all the difference. Color allows you to set a mood, show off your unique personality, and create a dramatic focal point in any room.

Seal of Approval

When you apply sealer to stone, tile, or grout, its surface is sealed with a product specifically designed to help protect it against staining and degradation. On kitchen counters and backsplashes, you want to prevent damage from things like red wine, cooking oils or acidic ingredients (lemon, vinegar, etc.)

Seeing Red

Seeing red isn’t always a bad thing, especially when it comes to interior design. The ultimate color power play, red has the capacity to transform any space because it draws instant attention to wherever it’s used, creating drama and a big visual impact.

Have You Fallen Out of Love With Your Tile?

I’m desperate for your help. I once loved my tile floor with all my heart but lately have been secretly admiring other tile from afar — newer floors that are gleaming and bright with sparkling grout instead of the dull, stained, dingy tile I’m forced to live with.

Tile and Grout Care 101

Some tile may be relatively impervious in terms of water absorption, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be damaged, broken or sullied with unsightly mold or soap scum — remember that your grout is still highly vulnerable to dirt and staining.

5 Steps to a Great Garage

The new year brings with it a fresh start and the desire to get all the spaces in your home organized and looking great once and for all. If your garage is looking more grungy than great, however, then read on.

Blue Note: Meet Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year

Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute and world- renowned color forecaster, recently announced the Pantone 2020 color of the year.

Stone Care Resolutions You Need to Make and Keep in 2020

It’s that time of year when we all try to improve ourselves by making New Year’s resolutions. While we can’t help you lose weight or start a meditation practice, we do have some suggestions for keeping your tile and stone surfaces looking terrific in the year ahead:

Happy Holidays from MARBLELIFE®

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is already winding down and the holidays are once again upon us. It’s time to celebrate and reflect on all that we have to be thankful for. At MARBLELIFE®, we’re most thankful for having had the privilege of serving so many families and companies across the United States.

The 12 Floors of Christmas (And MARBLELIFE® Can Restore Them All)

The holidays are a time of restoration and reconnection with family and friends; remembering and celebrating what’s truly important.

Get Holiday-Ready with MARBLELIFE®

It happens all the time. You go out to dinner at a nice restaurant that you’ve been looking forward to trying.

Hearth, Home and the Holidays

Your floors and fireplace won’t get more use and attention any other time of year than during the holidays.

Your Top 5 Mold Questions Answered

Whether it’s in the bathroom, kitchen, basement or walls, mold is an unwelcome visitor and potential harbinger of hygiene and health issues; it’s a persistent problem that can frustrate even the most diligent cleaning efforts.

Give Your Bath Lasting Sparkle and Shine

Week after week, you use cleaners to beat back bathroom grime. But it seems that nothing can fully stop the dirt, mold, and soap scum from returning

Warm Contemporary Kitchen with Granite and Quartz

Three different surfaces — granite, quartz and tile — blend seamlessly in the warm monochrome of this contemporary kitchen.

Re-Accent your Grout for a Whole New Look

The color of your grout can have a tremendous impact on the appearance of your tile surfaces — and not just in terms of whether it looks clean or dirty. It can actually dramatically affect its design style too.

Better-than-Marble MARBLELIFE® Marblized™ Finishes

Since the ancient Greeks crowned the Acropolis with the Parthenon and carved the Venus de Milo, marble has reigned as the most coveted of building materials.

What Is White Dirt and How Do I Get Rid of It?

No matter how many times you wipe it away, it shows up again and again! Well, wonder no more. What you’re seeing isn’t actually dirt, but rather damage to your marble due to etching

Introducing MARBLELIFE Imagination

We’re excited to introduce MARBLELIFE IMAGINATION — our new concrete design and renovation service.

Keep Your Backsplash Beautiful

Acid and oil are a 1-2 punch to your backsplash. Oil is like glue that adheres dirt and grime to your surface.

Stone & Tile Style Spotlight: Hip & Groovy Marble

This isn’t your grandmother’s marble — not by a long shot.

Is Acid Damage Killing Your Floor?

Acid can be highly destructive to many types of natural stone.

Granite Counters a Top Pick According to Builders: How to Care for Yours

According to the National Association of Home Builders, granite and natural stone are the top picks among 57% of respondents to their 2019 What Buyers Really Want survey.

Maintaining Semiprecious and Exotic Stone Surfaces

Exotic and semiprecious stones are crown jewels in the world of home surfaces. Onyx, jasper, labradorite, agate, amethyst, lapis, carnelian and tiger eye are among the choices for these unique and highly prized materials used to beautify homes.

Caring for Your Modern Marble Masterpiece

Larger-format marble tile with a waterfall countertop deliver just the kind of bold, clean lines that takes a classic material in a contemporary direction.

Caring for Your Natural Stone Mosaic Floor

Mosaics have truly withstood the test of time. They’re a decorative art form originating in ancient Mesopotamia that dates back to the 3rd millennium B.C.

Marble: A Timeless Choice That’s Perfectly on Trend

With its indoor-outdoor breezy charm, this stunning master bath is a timeless coastal classic.

Proper Maintenance of Your Porcelain Plank Floor

Porcelain plank floors offer the beauty and character of hardwood with greater durability and ease of care.

Saltillo Tile Offers Rustic Elegance ...and a Grout Maintenance Challenge

Saltillo tile is a perennial favorite in Mediterranean homes. This warm, terra-cotta tile derives its name from the Mexican town where it was first produced.

The Luxury Garage Trend: Let Your Floor Set the Stage

According to the Washington Post, luxury garages are “zooming onto the domestic landscape” as a “new status symbol” in today’s homes.

Summer Stone Dreams

After a long and grueling winter, summer is nearly here again!

Reduce Maintenance Costs with TileLok

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, 20% of MARBLELIFE’s restoration business comes from inappropriate cleaner use. That means it is avoidable.

Stone surface finishes: satin, honed, and textured

Did you know there are several categories of surface finishes in the stone care world: honed, satin, gloss, leathered, flamed, cleft and textured. Some people may think stone finish simply refers to being polished or unpolished, but there’s a lot more nuance to surface finishing than you may realize.

Eliminating Stained Grout – Stain means damage not dirty!

The biggest obstacle to eliminating stained grout is the misconception that a stain is dirt, versus linking a stain to damage. Sure it is dirt that is sitting in the open grout pore that created this stained appearance, but it is the fact that the pore was open in the first place that allowed this travesty to occur.

Coating or Impregnator: what’s the difference?

Hello again, newsletter readers. This week we’re discussing a topic that – unless you are a stone enthusiast (like we are!) – you probably haven’t spent much time thinking about in your day-to-day experiences.

What You Don’t Know About Granite

Granite is one of the world’s most recognizable and widely used stones, desirable as a home improvement material for several reasons. Often synonymous with countertops, it can be used in your bathroom, kitchen, lobby, or bar as walls, flooring, countertops, and backsplashes.

Keeping your travertine clean

Travertine, a variety of limestone known for distinctive swirls and textures, is a popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms. All stone, whether you know it or not, is riddled with small, naturally-formed pores that are prone to collecting soap scum.

A dramatic germ of events

You probably agree that natural stone such as granite, limestone, or travertine can really enhance the aesthetic of both interior and exterior spaces, otherwise you wouldn’t have bothered to install it in the first place, right?

Tile Death Do Us Part

Ceramic tile is extremely versatile, and easily incorporated in a variety of environments across all sorts of decor. It works in bathrooms and on kitchen floors, backsplash walls and island countertops.

As Above, So Patio

As warmer seasons return and it’s only natural to want to spend some time outside enjoying the gorgeous weather. Have you cleaned up that stone, slate or brick paver patio in your own backyard? Are you guest ready?

Your stone is cracked? What now?

Chances are – if you’re anything like us – finding a crack in your floor, table, counter, or slab is the last thing you want to see or begin to deal with. If you’ve done the mental math and understand how much it cost you to have the natural stone installed in the first place, then seeing it damaged can be shocking.

Better Slate than Never

If you can remember back to your middle school science class, you may recall a bit about the material known as slate. Particularly, that it’s the result of a transformative chemical process of pre-existing rock.

Close to the Etch

You may not think it intuitively when looking at it, but marble and granite can be more delicate than you might think. In fact, in many ways, it’s more delicate than synthetic countertops and every now and again will require some attention in the form of a repair, seal or missing that a stain removal.

Cleaning Limestone Surfaces

Limestone surfaces are a popular choice for renovations and improvements providing the luxurious expensive look of marble but an a more affordable old-world price. Most limestone is usually white or off-white in color with unique and naturally occurring patterns throughout the stone.

Truth Will Grout: Common Tile and Grout Myths

When it comes to keeping tile floors looking great, the secret is in the grout. Yes, dirt can sit on the surface but generally cleaning amounts to just that…cleaning. Grout is a more involved story. When grout is kept clean, tile floors look beautiful and can last for years.

Texture Late Than Never

Welcome back to your favorite stone care newsletter! This week we’re going to be talking about natural stone surface finishes. Particularly, honed and textured finishes.

5 Natural Stone Shower Cleaning Tips – Do this and staying clean is EASY

When it comes to renovating your shower, few options are more popular than natural stone. For one, it can last a lifetime and for two, it instantly transforms any bathroom into an elegant yet completely unique space (not to mention it’s incredibly easy to clean!), and of course it immediately adds value to your home.

Trick-or-Treating Candy Stains

Halloween is here and you know what that means. Monsters, ghouls, and ghosts…and candy. Candy everywhere. Perhaps you’ve perfected your candy-eating process, but chances are the young ones in your life have not, which means your home is likely to adopt some stains. Whether those stains are on natural stone, wood, fibers, or leather, the professionals at MARBLELIFE have you covered.

Tending to Tile

Tile and grout floors and surfaces are chosen for a multitude of reasons. But usually at the top of the list are their durability and ease of maintenance. However, when the mop and broom aren’t quite enough, (or are used inappropriately) people can resort to other cleaning methods that may cause unsightly or even permanent damage to the tile and grout.

In The Nick of Travertine

If you follow our newsletter closely, you should know by now that travertine, marble, and limestone are all very similar in physical and chemical composition. That means cleaning and care procedures are essentially the same for all three stones. There are other things which can affect your stone’s resistance to stains.

Natural Stone 101: The truth about your marble, granite, and travertine

Natural stone is a dynamic material exhibiting tremendous variation. From the palette of colors to the diversity of textures. We’ve talked a lot in these newsletters about how to care for and protect these elegant surfaces. However, we haven’t discussed what these surfaces actually are.

Leave No Stone Unturned

As a home or business-owner interested in upgrading your floors, you essentially have two options: natural and engineered. Natural flooring materials include hardwood, bamboo, and stone like travertine, granite, and marble.

The DO’s and DON’T’s of Travertine

Travertine is a type of limestone the Romans heavily extracted from quarries located in the Tivoli district of Rome. This stone is very porous and requires care and maintenance similar to that of marble.

Kiss and makeup

Marble is an attractive surface for many reasons. It’s durable, natural, and elegant in a number of business and household settings. From iconic colonnades to floor tiles, showers and vanities, marble is a stone that has been a building favorite for thousands of years.

Double, Double, Oil and Trouble

Especially to substances like oil, grease, and wax, which can seep through protective seals on stone or tiles and cause those dark and sticky stains.

I Dream of Travertine

Travertine is one of those stones that is a great building materials with functionality and character. Nature knew what she was doing with this beautiful material.

Why Quartz? Why not!

Engineered stone has only been around since the late 1960s, however, its popularity as a countertops material has skyrocketed in recent years, as its value and ease of maintenance benefits are more widely recognized amongst leading builders, interior decorators and successful home owners.

Below the Shine: A Guide to Proper Granite Polishing

Any professional granite installer will advise you your granite needs to be sealed to avoid staining. Unless you know your granite has been resonated (a process by which a polyester resin is vacuumed sucked through the granite at the quarry prior to shipping to enhance transportability without breakage but also serves to seal the stone) you need to seal to seal your granite regularly.

Crack to Square One: How to Deal with Damaged Stone

If you’re like us, then seeing a crack in your table, counter or slab is the last thing you want to deal with. Right up their with visiting the dentist. After all the time and money you spent selecting your surface and getting it installed, seeing it damaged is often a big shock (and pain too!).

The Rule of Scum

Travertine is an attractive variety of limestone known for its distinctive swirling and texture and it’s a popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms. If you have a travertine shower then you know the surface can be riddled with small, naturally-formed pores, which are prone to collecting soap scum.

Don’t Mold it Against Me

If you struggle with basement mold, you are not alone. It’s a common problem in many homes, particularly those with damp, dark basements—conditions which turn your basement into the promised land for mold and mildew.

The Soapstone Layer

If you’re drawn to the dark beauty of granite and the soft veining of marble, then you’ll love soapstone.

Slate Minds Think Alike

Slate is a metamorphic stone. If you can remember back to your middle school science class, that means it’s the result of a transformation of pre-existing rock under great pressure and temperature.

The Stain Event

One of the most desirable qualities about natural stone is its versatility. Used in sculptures, monuments, buildings, and yes, floors and kitchen countertops. Hard, colorful and beautiful, yet susceptible to staining.

You Had Me at Patio

Now that summer is in full swing, chances are you’ll want to spend some time outside. And what better way to do that than on the beautiful stone, slate or brick paver patio in your own backyard.

May the Quartz Be with You

Quartz countertops are a man-made alternative to natural stone countertops..When talking quartz counters names like “Zodiaq” and “Stilestone” come to mind.

The Day After Terrazzo

Back during the time of the Venetians and Romans, marble was already a popular material used for architecture, flooring, and sculpture. As a result, there was a surplus of marble chips and pieces available after the completion of a project or commission.

Dust in Time for Summer

There are plenty of things to look forward to as summer approaches. The Fourth of July, longer days, warm nights, and going to the beach. However, summer sun and wind may also bring with it dust, dirt, sand and pollen that can be tracked in and coat your stone surfaces.

I Should Have Stone Better

If you’ve ever had your teeth cleaned at the dentist’s office then you know the difference professional care makes. Not just because of the equipment and tools used but also because of the order of care.

It’s Sedimentary, my dear Watson

What do marble, limestone, and travertine have in common? For one, they’re all sedimentary stones—although something tells me you knew that already.

COLORSeal Your World

Grout can be a pain. A real frustration. No matter how hard you try it just won’t stay clean, come clean, or return to that original appearance. Dirty grout can really affect the aesthetic of a room or space.

TileLok’ed and Loaded

When you think of granite what are some words that come to mind? Stone? Makes sense. Durable? Still reasonable. Countertops? On a roll here. What about hygienic?

Don’t Count(ertop) Me Out

When you think of granite what are some words that come to mind? Stone? Makes sense. Durable? Still reasonable. Countertops? On a roll here. What about hygienic?

Don’t Mold It Against Me

Nobody likes mold. From finding it on the last slice of bread or in the corners of your stone tile shower. Its appearance is rarely met with anything other than disgust, but have you ever taken the time to learn about it? Most haven’t.

Good Things Scum To Those Who Wait

Soap scum. Sometimes it seems like you’re in a never-ending battle with the stuff. Because no matter how often you clean your tile shower soap scum will build up from time to time.

Tile We Meet Again

Natural stone like granite, marble, and travertine can really enhance the aesthetic of a space. There’s just something about having natural materials around that feels right. And the maintenance required for keeping those materials looking their best is the trade-off we make...

The Early Bird Gets The Germ

Natural stone like granite, marble, and travertine can really enhance the aesthetic of a space. There’s just something about having natural materials around that feels right. And the maintenance required for keeping those materials looking their best is the trade-off we make...

Marble Madness

It seems like every building you walk into nowadays has some sort of marble surface. Businesses may have marble floors, walls, or architectural elements. Homes may have marble décor and kitchen countertops...

Smells Like Travertine Spirit

If your home or business contains travertine surfaces then you share something in common with many ancient Romans, who extensively used travertine throughout the iconic Colosseum along with many other structures...

Lifestyles of the Rich and Stainless

While MARBLELIFE is known for its outstanding stone care services and products, we also know a few things about non-stone surfaces. Stainless steel is a popular material choice for kitchens and bathrooms due to its resistance to corrosion and rust. However, just like natural stone, stainless steel has its own vulnerabilities. If dirt, debris, or grime are allowed to settle into the surface or are improperly cleaned, that beautiful clean appearance may be short-lived.

Our Commercial Customers Are Marbleous!

If you’re sick and tired of your dirty shower area, Marblelife can help! You don’t have to re-tile or replace a thing. It’s all in the products you choose.

Our Appreciation Is Carved In Stone

At MARBLELIFE, we take great pride in our products and services, but we would be nothing without our amazing customers. So we’d like to take the time to give a heartfelt thanks to all our residential customers, old and new, for welcoming us into your homes.

Weapons Of Acid Destruction

Despite what you may think, all floors are susceptible to damage. This damage can come from chips or cracks, grime and debris, and, yes, even from the products you use to care for it. In fact, the biggest culprit of stone-and-tile floor wear and damage is the use of improper cleaners and maintenance products...

Proper Countertop Care? Your Wish Is Granite

Properly protected and cared for, granite will last generations…but its not indestructible.

The Great Groutsby

If you have tile floors or tile countertops, then you know grout appearance can either enhance the look of a room or do the exact opposite. It’s the difference between “beautiful” and “disgustingly embarrassing.” A source of pride or frustrating depending on one’s success (and understanding) regarding how to maintain these surfaces.

Little Mop of Horrors

It may be time to ditch the mop. You’ve had your good times, but sometimes you just grow apart. When that happens it’s time to move on to bigger and better things. And as time has progressed, we’ve learned that mopping isn’t the best way to clean your floors anyway.

Don't Take It For Granite

Granite is one of the world’s hardest and most beautiful countertop materials… when maintained and cared for properly. Acid resistant, it is an ideal kitchen counter top material, able to resist interactions with acidic foods and spills far better than its more sensitive cousin, marble, which is easily etched.

But I sealed my grout?

You will be surprised how many new homeowners are surprised to learn they do not have gray grout but a bright tan. You are not alone.


Check out the reflectivity and clarity on this floor. One may be hard pressed to believe that less than 8 hours ago, it was a traffic worn, etch covered cause of tears for a well-intended home owner.

Proper Care Of Your Marble, Travertine & Terrazzo Surfaces

Marble is a beautiful natural surface with lots of character.

The Most Often Overlooked Aspect of Bathroom Remodeling – YOUR FLOOR

One of the most often overlooked aspect of bathroom remodeling is the floor- other than matching wall and tile colors. What most people often do not realize is that they can change the color of their grout without the mess, dust and delay of cutting it out or replacing the floor.

The Most Often Overlooked Aspect of Bathroom Remodeling – YOUR FLOOR

One of the most often overlooked aspect of bathroom remodeling is the floor- other than matching wall and tile colors. What most people often do not realize is that they can change the color of their grout without the mess, dust and delay of cutting it out or replacing the floor.

To Seal My Stone Or Not To Seal, That Is The Question

When in doubt seal – it is less expensive than the cost of removing a stain (which is never guaranteed).

Heres A "How To" Guide To Keeping Your Tile & Grout Beautiful

Don’t just seal your grout – Colorseal your grout.

When To Use A Stone Care Professional

If you your surface feels rough, appears dull, stained, chipped or damaged it is unlikely that cleaning will make it any better.

Avoid These Mistakes When Cleaning Your Granite Counter-top

Congratulations! You made an excellent choice in countertop materials. If cleaned and treated properly your granite counter will maintain a like-new appearance for not just years but decades.

Granite Is Indestructible - WRONG!

Cracks, pits, scratches, and dullness do happen to granite and it’s not as hard to do as one might think. A slight scraping of a chair across a floor or an appliance on a countertop can cause damage.

What Kind of Surprise is Your Floor Offering Up this Easter?

Those little ones love the Easter Egg hunt about as much as they like putting those little hands in their mouths. What many may not consider, is that the Easter Egg Hunt holiday season sees us encouraging more contact with the floors.

Grout Gets No Respect!

When we look at our floor it is generally the Tile that we focus on, yet when we are looking at a dirty floor, it’s the grout that is generally the culprit.

Caring For Marble Floors Can Be Easy If You Do It Right!

It is often thought that marble flooring is pretty much maintenance free since it is all natural stone that has been quarried from mountain ranges.

Keeping Your Showers and Tub Surrounds Sparkling!

If you’re sick and tired of your dirty shower area, Marblelife can help! You don’t have to re-tile or replace a thing. It’s all in the products you choose.

Identifying Granite and Quartz

Granite is in high demand these days and for good reason. It’s beautiful, durable, and adds value to your home.

Tile & Grout - Basic Care

Clean, untarnished grout is key to keeping your man-made floors and counter tops looking new.

Coatings or Impregnators

How do you determine if you should use a coating or an impregnator for your floor? Both have advantages and disadvantages, so how do you know which one to use?

Sealing Your New Ceramic Tile

To determine if your ceramic tile needs to be sealed, you will need to determine how absorbent the tile is. Most ceramic tile is nonabsorbent and will not need to be sealed.

Should My Granite Countertop Be Sealed

Many argue that granite and other stones do not need to be sealed. This, however, really is not the case.

Solving A Problem With Your Granite Countertop

Granite is a natural stone which comes in many colors. Granite is mainly made of 30% quartz and 60% feldspar. Granite is resistant to most acids and rarely leaves stains or dull spots.

A Guide to Cleaning Your Old Tile Grout

If you have tile in your home, whether it is a floor, shower wall or in the kitchen; chances are the grout will eventually look dirty or stained.

Changing The Color Of Your Existing Grout

Grout is an important part of your tiled area whether it is a floor or wall.

Repairing a Scratched Granite Countertop

Granite is one of the hardest stones, second only to diamond, a factor that contributes to it being the superior choice for kitchen countertops and floors.

The Importance of Cleaning New Grout

Cleaning your new grout on a tile project is a critical part of keeping your tile looking good. Cleaning it in a timely manner is of most importance.

Understanding Granite Tile

Homeowners all over have made the choice to use a beautiful but practical natural stone for their interior and exterior projects. Granite is a prime choice because of its versatile look and durability.

A Guide For Cleaning Your Marble

Due to its elegance, durability and ageless beauty, stone is being specified and installed in increasing quantities these days.


Your first thought is “OH NO I AM GOING TO HAVE TO REPLACE IT?” Its chipped or cracked and looks terrible.

Get To Know Your Granite Surfaces

Granite is a beautiful stone as well as being one of the hardest of the natural stone surfaces. Unlike its plastic counterparts, or the composite counters granite offers superior heat resistance.

Health Benefits Of Removing Shower Mold And Mildew

Just like every other house in America, there is most likely mildew and mold in the showers. This is something that happens to a lot of people but it seems like very few people actually know what the health risks are of having mold and mildew in the showers.

How to care for your marble floors

Marble floors are breathtaking, and can add a lot of value to a persons home.

Kitchen Renovations - Marble and Granite Countertops

In today’s world, everyone wants their house to look as beautiful as what royals had in yester years. Many places in the house which had, till now, been ignored are getting the much needed attention they required.

The Key To A Good-Looking Stone

Stone surfaces can appear dull and dirty with time, despite your best cleaning efforts, and sometimes perhaps because of them. Stone floors lose their high polish over time.