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Diamond Brushing Or Antiquing Granite Floors

Diamond Brushing Or Antiquing Granite Floors

Did you know that besides of polishing or honing granite or most of natural stone surfaces you can also antique finish them ?

It also called brushed finish or leather finish. The idea behind is to create textured surface on a face of stone that would mimic wrinkled and grooved leather sheet.

Having disgusting Marble Shower?

Having disgusting Marble Shower?

In this blog the word Marble will represent most of the natural stones such as marble itself, travertine, limestone, granite and others.

After a few years of daily usage of marble shower, its surface will build up layers of soap scum, calcium deposits, mold and grime.

How did I end up with this? What am I doing wrong? Having marble shower was mistake?

5 Problems And Solutions For Your Granite Countertops In Your Kitchen

5 Problems And Solutions For Your Granite Countertops In Your Kitchen

I will highlight 5 Basic problems and solutions for your granite counter tops in this blog to help you and guide you to right direction.

After a few years of having granite as your kitchen counter top system you might notice some changes that took place which caught your attention and trigger your concerns.

#1. Seam

Lobby Floors As Marble and Terrazzo And Their Maintenance

Lobby Floors As Marble and Terrazzo And Their Maintenance

A lobby interior and design always represent buildings in the best or the worst ways. It serves as a signature and the first impression for its guests, workers, and residents. lobby floors as marble and terrazzoIn downtown Chicago, every highrise building can compete for the best lobby

Proper Company For Your Stone Surfaces

Proper Company For Your Stone Surfaces

If you have natural stone at your home it means that you have responsibilities that yet to be discovered. Sometimes you choose to have natural stone and sometimes it was chosen for you. In both of the cases there are lots of discoveries and surprises before becoming comfortable with your stone. In homes natural stone could be anywhere from Kitchen and bathroom tops to foyer, kitchen and master bathroom floors and shower surrounds. There are various types of stone such as granite, marble, lim
5+ Step Diamond Refinishing System For Marble Floors.

5+ Step Diamond Refinishing System For Marble Floors.

Polished Or Honed Yours To Choose

Polished Or Honed Yours To Choose

Does the marble come polished by nature or us humans exposed such a magnificent quality of metamorphic rock? I would give a credit to ourselves when it comes to true and clear reflective surfaces on stone, metal and wood. Today's polishing technology had reached to its pinnacle and hard to imagine any future results overshadowing existing achievements. We look at polished stone and we discover our mirror reflection. Beautiful and enhanced color variations of the marble in mix of high
8+Stone Refinishing System AKA Seamless Floors

8+Stone Refinishing System AKA Seamless Floors

Typical marble floor description list contains following items. 1. The tiles are installed relatively flat but still each tile represents it's own individual degree of levelness that is comparatively different from other neighbor tiles. 2. The grout joint width varies from 1/16" to 1/4" and different types of grout can be used such as cement or epoxy based. 3. Due to distressed grout joints the dirt deposits are constantly presented showing dark grout joints in traffic areas. 4. After certai
Proper Seam Repairs On Granite Countertops

Proper Seam Repairs On Granite Countertops

Starting from the late 90's Granite became the most popular luxurious countertop system in residential homes. Slowly but surely it replaced laminate and Corian tops due to its great durability and visual qualities.

This movement triggered the whole stone industry's infrastructure creating multiple amounts of granite fabrication shops and local stone suppliers. It became so accessible that even small garage-based shops could have an easy reach to jumbo size granite slabs. Which of cours

Restoration of Marble Lobby Floor in Chicago’s Historical Mansion. 

Restoration of Marble Lobby Floor in Chicago’s Historical Mansion. 

This distinctive red brick structure was built as a 45,000 sq ft family home for shoe manufacturer Joseph E. Tilt in 1914. The mansion originally had 14 bedrooms, 17 fireplaces, a library, ballroom, billiards room, wine cellar, and gym. The Salvation Army purchased the property in 1920 to house cadets in training. For Joseph, this building meant to represent his status of being a millionaire shoe manufacturer in the entire Chicago land. I personally would place this building into a shortlist