Stone Care

Caring For Your Stone Installation

The natural stone your have purchased for your home or office is an investment that will give you many years of beautiful services. Stone is a natural product and simple care and maintenance will keep it looking beautiful. You will find a large selection of high-quality "stone-safe" cleaners and sealers for all stone types available on our Stone Care Products page. Here are some recommendations for routine care and cleaning.

Precautions
  • Use coasters under all glasses, particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices. Many common foods and drinks contain acids that will etch or dull some...

Why Should you use Granite Fountains rather than cast stone or other types?

If you live in the northern climates, or an area with a freeze/thaw cycle, there is one LARGE reason to use natural stone fountains....It's a lot EASIER on you over the years, not having to disassemble your fountain to store it indoors over the winter, or worry about covering it so water doesn't sit in the basin, or trying to fill/fix cracks that occur like you do with a concrete/cast stone or limestone fountain like this one.


Please note: in warmer locations, limestone fountains like that shown above CAN be used with no appreciable ill effects for a...

Have you ever thought about adding a natural stone vessel sink to your kitchen? If not, think about it. This type of sink can bring an increased level of elegance to your kitchen. You want your kitchen to look gorgeous, right? You want it to be the envy of your friends, right? Well, a stone vessel sink is the first step to having that kind of kitchen. A natural stone sink may sound rustic, but the way that we design them, they are simply exquisite. The smooth, natural feel of the stone speaks volumes, when it is installed in your kitchen. It tells the world that you are someone who takes pride in their home, someone who understands how...

If you are planning a bathroom remodel, there are many things you must consider. Bathrooms can add a great deal of value to your home. Bathrooms and kitchens are two of the primary rooms that potential homebuyers examine. Even if you are not planning on selling your home, a beautiful bathroom is still a good investment. It is something that you can enjoy for many years to come. As you plan your remodel, think outside of the traditional when it comes to the design. For instance, instead of installing a regular sink and vanity, install one of our stone vessel sinks. A stone vessel sink brings a certain amount of grace and elegance to a...

When it comes to landscaping, aesthetic appeal is essential. If the property surrounding your home does not look pleasing to the eye, your home will never look pleasing to the eye. It does not matter how gorgeous your home is – if the lawn is unattractive, that will be the only thing people notice. If you are ready to take your landscaping to another level, consider the installation of a stone fountain. A stone fountain is the perfect way to add elegance and style to your current landscaping theme without going overboard. Here at Carved Stone Creations, we specialize in creating custom stone fountains, as well as other stone products...

Stain Removal Guide The following video guide is from the Marble Institute of America. It discusses a guidelines for stone care and cleaning including stain removal for stone with poultice:

As it was mentioned in the video, tough stains may require a Liquid Poultice for removal. The PDF below is from The National Training Center for Stone and Masonry Trades and outlines how to apply poultice to stains. Click here to download the step-by-step stain removal guide (PDF). Poultice Plus - Stain Removing Absorbent Powder from Miracle Sealants is available through Carved Stone Creations in 1 LB and 5 LB containers.

February 06, 2009 in Stone Care .
Caring For Your Stone Installation

The natural stone your have purchased for your home or office is an investment that will give you many years of beautiful services. Stone is a natural product and simple care and maintenance will keep it looking beautiful. You will find a large selection of high-quality "stone-safe" cleaners and sealers for all stone types available on our Stone Care Products page. Here are some recommendations for routine care and cleaning.

Precautions
  • Use coasters under all glasses, particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices. Many common foods and drinks contain acids that will etch or dull some...