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Terrazzo Treasures

April 21st, 2014

If your home was built between 1920 and 1950 there is a good chance that you may have a terrazzo treasure underneath that carpet or tile in the foyer or basement. Terrazzo floors are intricate colored concrete, usually Limestone based, with broken marble or “other” chips integrated into the floor’s design.  Often multi-colored, these floors […]

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Waxing of Stone and Terrazzo Floors Can be Precarious

April 9th, 2014

Even though they may be professionals in the business, an estimated 1 out of 3 property managers don’t understand the difference between waxing and professional polishing. Wax gets into the grout lines and does not allow vapors to ventilate. Moisture can get trapped and produces oxidation or other damage, like staining, and if not stripped […]

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March 27th, 2014

Michael Pavilon is calling for suggestions, comments queries for a planned white paper on using and caring for marble, granite, limestone, slate, terrazzo and other stone flooring in lobbies. The following main areas have been brainstormed hitherto: 1. What are the best cleaners and processes for natural stone      and does it make a difference which stone, […]

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Winter Weather and Complete Stone Restoration

February 26th, 2014

It seems every condo or commercial lobby you walk into in the metro area of Chicago has taken a real beating this winter.  The constant foot traffic in and out of the buildings has only added to the dull and dirty look of these once- pristine looking lobby floors. Residents, employees and guests drag in […]

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Marmol, Granito, y Piedras Naturales en el Año 2014

February 6th, 2014

Este año en la convencion anual de marmol y granito, se presentaron miles de expertos en la industria de piedras naturales para demostrar nuevas ideas y productos en la industria de restauracion de marmol, granito, travertino, y pizzara. Estos productos, en los cuales caminamos, nos damos un baño, preparamos comida, reunen a todo el mundo, […]

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My Experience at the StonExpo 2014

February 6th, 2014

The annual Marble-Granite-Natural Stone Show coupled with Surfaces2014 presented new ideas, old ideas rethought and new products in the restoration and refinishing of marble, granite, slate, terrazzo, onyx, soapstone, Limestone and other surfaces we walk on , talk on, shower with, look at, eat on, and more… A HUGE gathering of professionals from around the […]

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Tax Credits for Historic Restoration

January 21st, 2014

ILLINOIS – Restoring your older Historic terrazzo, marble, granite, limestone, or natural stone surface may be uplifting to you, visually pleasing, and may offer some pride for maintaining and upkeep of the property. There are other incentives you may find beyond your own personal satisfaction that might inspire property owners in both commercial and residential […]

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January 8th, 2014

I would be remiss both as a professional restoration ” expert” and as Chairman of the Commercial / Historical Committee of the Restoration Review Group of the Marble Institute of America – if I didn’t at least mention the upcoming (Jan27-30) HUGE  stone, carpet and wood flooring Expo and Meeting Convention in Las Vegas.  It will ” […]

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Historical Properties, Buildings & Gardens In Evanston, IL

November 20th, 2013

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS – Historical properties, buildings and gardens - Some with Limestone, Granite, marble or Slate.. Evanston, Il is filled with history.  In fact, there are 61 locations and properties on the National Register of Historic Buildings! Evanston even has its own ” Historical Society” not far from the Shakespeare Gardens and Grosse Point Lighthouse. Marble, and, at times, Granite, […]

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Don’t Let Old Man Winter Blast Away The Finish On Your Marble, Limestone, Granite Or Travertine Floors, Walls, Facades, Etc.

November 18th, 2013

That time of year is quickly approaching. The first snow is always pretty until the snow, dirty oily residue and salt are dragged into your home and on to your beautiful marble, limestone, granite and travertine floors. Dirt, oil, water and salt can damage your floors during the winter months. One way to protect your […]

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