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Who Do You Want To Punch?

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.

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Tax Credits for Historic Restoration

Tuesday, 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 settings to take the steps to restore your old building…… Taxes and Grants!

Restoration of historical properties have been highlighted in many recent newsworthy attempts at historical preservation.  Here are a few local stories to refer to:

Wrigley Field Renovation Supported by Property Tax Incentive

Historic Michigan Ave Tax Incentive for Rehab

Landmarks Illinois provides a smart list for anyone looking for funding assistance for restoration. Review the following site:  Landmarks Illinois Preservation Tips.

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The Restoration, Recycling And Renewal Of Marble

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

THE RESTORATION, RECYCLING AND RENEWAL OF MARBLE – As A Way To Help Save the Planet
While Improving Your Curb Appeal, Selling Your Home Or Building

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.

green natural stone cleaningIntelligent 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.

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Limestone, Marble, Granite Restoration and Cleaning Education

Friday, February 24th, 2012

At Sungloss Marble Restoration, we are very high on educating our customers, and have been for over 22 years. The more our customers know about the stone restoration options we can offer them, the more informed they can be when choosing how to beautify and raise the curb appeal of their property, condo, or home.

Natural stone restoration services we bring to the table include color enhancement, honing, polishing (satin or high gloss), grout cleaning, sealing, lippage removal, stone and tile cleaning, and more. We serve any and all customers who have natural stone (or even concrete) and need to make it cleaner, brighter, or last longer. Our clients range from homeowners all over Chicagoland, to large high-rise office and residential buildings in the Loop, to State and Federal buildings, to developers and construction companies looking to enhance their new construction projects (or fix a prior contractor’s goof!).

Architects and designers have hired us in LEED certification projects because of our dedication to restoring and reusing stone, knowing it saves more water and resources to beautify existing stone installations than install new ones.

In the spirit of education, our sales and office reps go the extra mile to help customers understand how to achieve the most restoration for the value. We can assist with planning cost-savings maintenance plans, also. This blog exists to educate and inform our customers about everything we can do with their marble, slate, limestone, terrazzo, granite, bluestone, onyx, ceramic, porcelain, and concrete floors, bathrooms, kitchens, lobbies, foyers, walls, countertops, and anything else made of stone!

We are happy for our Sales rep and blogger John Leonard, who is leaving us soon, and grateful for the thoughts and experiences he’s shared over the years on these pages. John responds:
Thank you to all the customers and readers for engaging in our natural stone dialogue. There have been exciting Green developments in our industry recently that I want to bring focus to. The U.S. Green Building Council has more validity in our business than ever before. Stone restoration in a renovation project is a way to achieve LEED points. The stone sealers and restoration products we use have the least environmental impact in the ten years I’ve been in this line of work, and that’s very reassuring as well. But most of all, I think the beautification and value we bring to our customers is deeper than ever. It has been a great experience to support and to be associated with the Vision of Sungloss Marble Restoration Company, and it will be close to my heart in my future endeavors.

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Excitement over LEED and Marble Restoration

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…)

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Marble's Beauty: Lower Price Increases Use in Residences

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

(Featured in Chicago Tribune – By Chris Larson) (more…)

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