We all know that there are wild animals and the animals live in Zoo captivity. Visually they look alike but their lifestyle is different. Regardless how much we try to build the most advanced Zoo facilities and creating alternative conditions of the wild environment there still will be tremendous amount of challenges to keep them happy and fully functional ( I need to take some of it back...some animals better of been in Zoo captivity than in the wild due to us as humans constantly abusing th
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
The travertine floor had high lippage and it was removed by diamond. The holes were filled with special filling material. As the final stage we honed the floor and sealed with impregnating sealer.
What is Travertine?
Travertine is a natural stone such as Marble, Granite, Onyx, Limestone, Slate etc. The key difference between Travertine and other natural stones lies in the formation of the rock, the hardness of the stone and the appearance. Travertine is
Lippage refers to differences in elevation between edges of adjoining tile modules.
It could differ from high, medium and soft and certain subject such as coins, credit cards and thickness gauging leaves help to identify the existing lippage conditions of tile floors.
There are numerous reasons behind Lippage floors.
Poor tile installation, uneven substrade, faulty leveling materials and techniques and etc.
Ones lippage exist that automatically crate
Thassos marble is the one one of the most difficult marble to polish due to it's character and structure.
It took us quite sometime to find right sets of diamonds along with polishing paste and right amount of heat to get the superior result of restored Thassos. In this particular project that you see photo of we have grind the lippage (leveling tiles using diamond pads) and replace the grout with epoxy material. The process also included honing and polishing the tile
I am visiting St Louis this weekend with my son for hockey tournament. We are staying in one of the upscale hotels with beautiful lobby floors. One thing about guys like me who does marble and terrazzo restoration is that we always looking at the floors trying to identify the background of the marble or any natural stone that is installed in lobby floor.
We also look at the condition of the existing marble floor, etched marks, surface scratches, lippage and for other imperfections. It