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Monday, March 27th, 2017
What is a “punch list“? The people you may want to punch ?? Well, not really.
A Punch List is the listing of issues, things to get done in a construction process at a site – residential or commercial – BEFORE the contract is considered complete and BEFORE the final payments are made to the Construction Company.
How/Why does this affect marble, terrazzo, granite and limestone surfaces? Well, don’t punch me, but until those surfaces are acceptable to the customer or their agent, e.g. architect, designer, property manager…- sometimes meaning “perfect condition” …NO ONE will complete a sign off or payment to the Construction Company.
Sungloss Marble Company has engineered hundreds of “punch list” sign offs preventing hundreds of “punches and fights” on site and elsewhere of HOW the Stone Surfaces should/could look to the customer.
Please scroll back to our 1st page website: www.sungloss.com and read the various comments of our very satisfied customers and try to guess which ones were part of the ” punch list” process…!
I think I’ll “punch out” now and end this short blog.
Wednesday, 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 thoroughly, leaves a white crusty look in the grout lines.
Furthermore – the edges near walls and other tall areas, attract dust, pollution, and airborne particles to walls (like gravity in “Cosmos”), thus landing eventually on (or in) the wax residue left by incomplete stripping at the edges.
The vast majority of professional managers now polish naturally, environmentally friendly and green.
Wednesday, 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 snow melt, oil from the CTA, grease, dirt and pollution droppings that become embedded in your marble, terrazzo, and concrete, salt that can scratch your limestone and travertine floors. You may be experiencing this with the floors in your home. Although mats and carpet runners help, they are not the complete answer.
With more snow and cold coming in the next few weeks, you may want to think about getting that date for a pro to come and “spruce up your lobby floors” for the upcoming spring. The pros are busy, busy in the midst of spring time.
Want more information on “winter wear” of marble, granite, limestone , terrazzo, etc? Visit the Marble Institute of America website, our international stone association.
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
Yes, this is NOT a “spin” (we actually don’t spin marble tiles!) the restoration of marble and other natural
stone vs. the quarrying, cutting, transporting, fabricating, re-transporting, installing and waste disposal
of the same….there is NO doubt in any one’s mind that we save a “ton” of energy by restoring vs. re-installing.
Climate deniers who pretend that there is NO human input to the way the world is warming up and
radical climate changes taking place need a reality check. Check in here, please…
For, in fact, July, 2012 has been the hottest month ON RECORD SINCE THE U.S. BEGAN KEEPING
RECORDS IN 1895…And, its only going to get warmer…unless we do something.
Intelligent men and women of the 21st Century want to present their homes in the best, possible condition – with good, solid “curb appeal.” Curb Appeal really means all those things, views of the property and its appendages that catch the “eye” of the potential buyer of the home or building as they enter…not just from the street/curb!
Natural Stone – marble, granite, slate, limestone, onyx, terrazzo (i.e. marble chips set in limestone based cement and poured into sections) and even limestone based concrete is often one of the most significant eye appealing items of high end homes and buildings whether they be marble entries, lobbies
or verandas. The marble and/or granite, etc. must be clean, clear polished or honed correctly and sealed for some protection. Go to our national association site: www.marble-institute.com site to find out more.
Join in the environmental movement – be you Republican, Democrat, Independent or ‘drop-out’…Restore your natural stone – save it and the environment…NOW! And, sell your building or home for a better price!
And, you’ll be saving a ton of energy, $$$ and pollution.
Thursday, June 11th, 2009
Sungloss Marble Company has recently been involved in projects where businesses or municipalities have desired a LEED certification. With all the excitement and interest in LEED, I thought I’d touch generally on what that means. We’ll have more specifics on the individual projects in future posts. (more…)
Saturday, August 12th, 2006
(Featured in Chicago Tribune – By Chris Larson) (more…)