Archive Monthly Archives: March 2015


Including the 408′ high State Capitol  (see sunset photo) remain symbols of a past era when Illinois could actually afford the luxury of these Natural Stone surfaces ?! Marble, Limestone and other relatively delicate but internally strong stones need care and protection periodically to remain ” tourist attractions” vs. ” eyesores”. Deep cleaning, penetrating sealers to protect […]

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Sketches on Etches

And More Pains With Those Stains! Calcium carbonate based natural stone like marble and limestone are going to get ‘etched’ and ‘stained’ – ALL OVER THE WORLD..!  Mild acids, severe acids and some of the more aggressive oils and mixtures with water and salt will eventually – perhaps very quickly sometimes – penetrate the Impregnating Sealers on the […]

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What Does Your Lobby Say About You?

Benjamin Franklin said, “Time is money”. In the February issue of Northern Illinois Real Estate Magazine, Clark Johnson, Director of Marketing for Finishing Contractors Association of America related that phrase to empty unit space in both commercial and residential spaces.  Empty unit space is a loss in potential income. The first impression visitors and potential […]

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