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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.

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
Zoo Animals And Zoo Stones

Zoo Animals And Zoo Stones

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

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

Travertine floor restoration

Travertine floor restoration

What is Travertine?

Travertine floor restoration

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 Removal as an opportunity for your stone floors

Lippage Removal as an opportunity for your stone floors

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 polishing

Thassos marble polishing

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

Wrong maintenance of natural stone floors

Wrong maintenance of natural stone floors

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