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When to Hire a Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Service

Tile and grout look absolutely stunning when they first go in but over time can develop dark stains as receptors for mold spores, mildew, and grime. If you Google ‘best way to clean tile and grout’ you are hit with thousands of web pages and videos offering unique and home made solutions. While these solutions […]

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Marble Etching Stain Repair Jacksonville

Marble Stain Repair Jacksonville Marble stain repair Jacksonville  is a conversation devoted almost exclusively to the treatment of acid etch marks. Sure, rust, wine, food coloring and other chemical reactions can discolor the stone, but the acid etch mark is the main culprit.  This article is a discussion of marble stain repair with a concentration […]

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Fabricmasters Guide to Marble Etching Repair

Several years ago, you finally had the kitchen of your dreams put into your home. You pored over all the details of what would go in like cabinets, backsplashes, sinks, and of course, countertops. Maybe you chose that Calacatta marble you’ve always wanted or perhaps you found a Carrara Marble that came out just perfect. […]

Grout Haze Removal

Grout haze removal after a newly installed tile floor is necessary now more than ever. The days of 12″ x 12″ floor tiles is gone and is not coming back any time soon. These days tiles are made to look like grouted wood floors. The tiles are installed in an offset to look like a […]

Marble Polishing With 20″ Pad Jacksonville FL

This is a video of us polishing a stone floor with a 20″ polishing pad. We usually use a 17″ pad. There are several advantages of the 20″ pads: The ground covered by the 20″ is far faster. Three passes with the 17″ pad driver = 51″ 3 passes with the 20 is 60″. When […]

Honing and Polishing a Chiseled Edge Travertine

Fabric and Tile Masters has restored several of these floors over the years. These installations have several unique characteristics: They are almost always coated with a topical sealer at the end of the instillation. This occurs for two reasons. 1- to attain a sheen of as glossy a finish as possible by the installer (the […]

Ponte Vedra Marble Polishing

Do you have marble floors, walls, or tables in need of professional marble polishing? At Fabric & Tile Masters, we specialize in removing scratches and etches from any marble surface to restore it to its original gloss and shine. Our customers are often amazed at the transformation they see when we restore old or worn […]

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10 Ways to Add Travertine Stone to Your Home Improvement Projects 

For thousands of years, people have loved the rustic look of travertine. Its long history has made it a classic. Varied texture and a wide range of finishing options have allowed it to evolve with time. If you want light earth tones and natural variation in your home’s stonework, travertine will add the character you’re […]

Case Study—Results of our Marble Polishing 5 Years Later

Marble Polishing That Lasts Recently Fabric & Tile Masters had a chance to re-examine a natural stone floor we refinished nearly five years ago. The tiles were travertine that had been installed in a South Ponte Vedra Condominium. Background on the original job: In our professional opinion, the tiles were originally installed in a substandard […]