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Diamond Brushing Or Antiquing Granite Floors

Diamond Brushing Or Antiquing Granite Floors

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. A not that long ago we came across to old granite floor with regular wear and tear, ...
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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? Those are the que...
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After Market Terrazzo Diamond Refinishing

After Market Terrazzo Diamond Refinishing

Before getting to the point will be important to describe precisely what are market's finish requirements for terrazzo floors. Terrazzo gets installed by terrazzo specialists and trade. The process involves various types of preparation and substrate systems that are precisely calculated for timeless performance of terrazzo floors. Terrazzo companies invest tremendous amoun...
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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 joints are separating and adhesive is falling apart. You...
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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. 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 manag...
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Proper Company For Your Stone Surfaces

Proper Company For Your Stone Surfaces

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 foye...
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5+ Step Diamond Refinishing System For Marble Floors

5+ Step Diamond Refinishing System For Marble Floors

Got Marble?Does it look dull and worn? Marble is relatively softer stone than granite. The reason behind this is that Marble never went through such a harsh time, such as heat and volcanic eruptions as granite did, as you all know… "What Does Not Kill You Makes You Stronger" Overall, what granite rocks experienced throughout its existence is much more...
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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 its pinnacle and hard to imagine any future results overshadowing existing achievements. We look at the polished sto...
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Water Or Solvent Based Sealers For Natural Stone Countertops

Water Or Solvent Based Sealers For Natural Stone Countertops

Pinnacle Stone Restoration. Elena Ebanoidze February 24th, 2018 So you just got your beautiful new stone countertops put in, and they look great! Or, maybe you're just wanting to prevent your countertops from flaws. Either way, Pinnacle Stone Restoration recommends using a sealer on your stone, no matter the kind. It's also important to understand the unique aspects of every ki...
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8+Stone Refinishing System AKA Seamless Floors

8+Stone Refinishing System AKA Seamless Floors

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 dis...
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How We Do Chip Repairs On Granite Countertops

How We Do Chip Repairs On Granite Countertops

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 th...
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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 acce...
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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...
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Paying For Ferrari But Driving Kia

Paying For Ferrari But Driving Kia

Nothing against The Kia guys but need to make a point here. Another day I was installing small terrazzo floor sections in my shop for training and tools and equipment testing purposes. We only restore terrazzo and that was the first time I have experienced installing one. I have prepped the area accordingly and mixed just enough batch to install approx 40 SF area. Soon enough ...
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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...
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If we’ve gone that far…

If we’ve gone that far…

We never think about the floor surfaces we are walking on at our homes, work, schools, airports, malls, hospitals, etc. What journey it takes for each marble slab or tiny chip to end up under our shoe soles. How much energy got generated or waisted to dig deep into beautiful and gigantic marble rocks, invading and disturbing their peaceful lifestyle with heavy and loud machiner...
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Epoxy grouting system for polished concrete floors 

Epoxy grouting system for polished concrete floors 

Polishing concrete floors in the basement face a few challenges that are manageable with the right approach. In residential houses, a concrete substrate is not as high quality as concrete in commercial and industrial buildings due to their lack of porosity and a high degree of density. On the other hand, grinding floors in the basement expose air holes and many types of weaknes...
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Does marble cleaning really exist? 

Does marble cleaning really exist? 

We all know marble as the most beautiful stone type that could end at our house, office, building lobby, etc.But does marble get dirty?Of course, it does but so other wear and tear that will catch our attention and raise your concerns and questions.So is marble cleaning is the first and the most important solution? Will it sound surprising if I tell you that marble cleaning doe...
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Knowing and identifying  two kinds of stone restoration companies

Knowing and identifying  two kinds of stone restoration companies

It is generally challenging to find a stone restoration company since this trade is very unique and has little mystery behind it.The most of the time clients look for tile shop or granite fabricator hoping to get appropriate assistance for their stone surfaces but after the first minute of conversation, they discover that it takes dedicated stone restoration company and skilled...
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Travertine floor restoration

Travertine floor restoration

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 formed in hot springs and/or limestone caves. Travertine is not the same as Marble or Limestone which falls in the met...
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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 mate...
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Marble polishing test sample

Marble polishing test sample

As a company we encourage potential clients to let as perform free test polishing  sample for their marble floors prior to restoration process.This process sets the expectation level for the client and helps them to make right decision.The same process is equally important for us to identify existing material and establish appropriate polishing formula along with diamond grit ...
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Important suggestions for maintaining and restoring marble lobbies

Important suggestions for maintaining and restoring marble lobbies

Marble has been around for many centuries. People recognized its beauty since it rained the first time on marble rock and water droplets had enhanced unexplained color combinations and design.It had motivated humans to create tools and machinery. Its existence had generated people into artists and sculptures...Scientists and engineers. Marble had encouraged humanity to push the...
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Sleeping terrazzo beauty

Sleeping terrazzo beauty

Every terrazzo floor has thousand years of lifetime left in them regardless of how abused and vandalized you find it. 100 years of terrazzo has history and pride behind it and always fills great to be part of the history when we put our hands on it. Many times we see terrazzo floors buried under carpets and vinyl tiles for many years. It is like discovering sleeping beauty wit...
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Protecting working areas and surrounding for Terrazzo and Marble restoration

Protecting working areas and surrounding for Terrazzo and Marble restoration

It is crucially important to protect  working areas and surroundings while we doing terrazzo and marble restoration for floors, counter tops and walls. Using vinyl  protective tapes insures water and other lequed no penetration into non working areas. As well as using appropriate covering materials for floors such as paper and drop cloth. We make sure to take our time to pr...
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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 r...
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Right expectation

Right expectation

There is a lot of misbeliefs associated with terrazzo and concrete restoration. This blog is an attempt at banishing some terrazzo restoration myths. When a terrazzo restoration technician/salesperson arrives at your door, they are focused to sell and convince you on their services and technique, as well as on themselves. Unfortunately, many companies sell more than exists or c...
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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 con...
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Terrazzo repairs

Terrazzo repairs

The one of the important part of terrazzo restoration is repairs. Repairs of cracks, holes, gauges and other imperfections. It is very important to identify the color of existing terrazzo background and color of marble chips. It is a great idea to take the sample of existing terrazzo to local supplier in order to get matching marble chips and background color. Cement base terra...
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Terrazzo refinishing

Terrazzo refinishing

It is very important to identify diamond polished terrazzo from vaxed or sealed terrazzo surfaces. Resurfacing, vitrification and diamond polishing is the most effective method to maintain terrazzo surface appearing naturally high gloss polished for long perior of time without developing foot traffic and scratch patterns unlike terrazzo surfaces that were treated with low solid...
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