Did you know that besides polishing or honing granite or most of the natural stone surfaces you can also antique finish them?
It also called brushed finish or leather finish. The idea behind is to create a textured surface on a face of stone that would mimic wrinkled and grooved leather sheet.
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.
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.
In downtown Chicago, every highrise building can compete for the best lobby Design and the most important for marble and terrazzo floors. The time always rolls around to your condominium or building management to begin considering restoration of lobby floors. For that reason, it is a major factor to study its exi
If you have a 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 a foyer, kitchen and master bathroom floors and shower surrounds.
There are various types of stones such as g
Does it look dull and worn?
Marble is relatively softer stone than granite. The reason behind this is that Mar
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 its pinnacle and hard to imagine any future results overshadowing existing achievements.
We look at the polished stone and we discover our mirror reflection.
Beautiful and enhanced color variations of the
The typical marble floor description list contains the following items.
- The tiles are installed relatively flat but still, each tile represents its own individual degree of levelness that is comparatively different from other neighbor tiles.
- 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.
- Due to distressed grout joints, the dirt deposits are constantly presented showing dark grout joi
Everyday activities that take place in your kitchen involve your granite countertops. The Granite is known for its durability but density at the same time and especially the edges. Around the sink cut out or along the perimeter the edges will take the most impacts from kitchen everyday objects such as glasses, plates, knives, etc. Soon enough you might discover small chip on the edge of granite as it is shown on the photo below.
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
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