Category Archives for Natural Stone And Tile

The Excursion to The Panama Canal: Geology & Stone History

Although the Panama Canal zone is only 50 miles long separating the North American from the South American continents, it is filled to the brim with history, tragedy, trial and error, birds, flora and fauna of a tremendous biodiversity – and, the subject of this blog: the geology of that 50 miles that made it possible, not easy , […]

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Federal Historic Tax Credit – In Crisis

The current Trump Administration and “conservative Republicans” are very strangely choosing to add the elimination, or cutback, to an otherwise very successful tax credit – that has especially been good to the State of Illinois and particularly Chicago.  It has generated a +$4.5 billion over its life to the US Treasury alone – according to […]

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Humidity & Natural Stone

Humidity is a common term associated with warm seasons in Chicago.  As temperatures rise during the spring and summer often do, so do precipitation and humidity levels.  Unlike temperature, which fluctuates during the day and night, dew points tend to remain constant no matter what hour it is.  High humidity levels tend to occur from […]

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Home or Office Curb Appeal

According to a recent survey conducted by Professional Builder, 66.4% of buyers today consider the “curb appeal” of a building (or home) as a top selling point when purchasing.  This was followed by low maintenance costs (59.4%) and energy efficiency (32.9%).  45.5% of sellers have had the most success in selling by upgrading the exterior […]

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Sungloss President at Coldspring in MN

Our very own Mike Pavilon, president of Sungloss Marble, made a recent visit to the Coldspring headquarters in Minnesota to catch up on the latest trends in the stone industry.  More to come!    

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Beautify your Environment in Presidential Style – Commercial or Residential

When most people think of natural stone, such as Marble or Granite, they imagine their kitchen countertops, bathroom floor, or somewhere else in their house.  However, having stone surrounding your house can make a dramatic difference for your property and the neighborhood. That is being acknowledged in recent years, even by certain Presidents.  The Clinton […]

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Terrazzo Restoration at the 80+ year old St. Charles Hospital

An Art Deco Building., now the Aurora-St. Charles Senior Living Center, amazing reviews!  OUR BLOG TO YOU, our associates, friends, customers… Sungloss’ work restoring the Terrazzo flooring and baseboards – previously laden with LOTS of various residue over 80 years – was highlighted in the Open House Program 1/31/17, celebrating the wonderful, efficient and on-time completion of […]

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Art Expo in Chicago shows “Earth Smears” as fine art!!

Art has conscripted our geological beginnings  – with a sleek, multi-colored and attractive to say the least…. arrangement of ” earth colors” made from , what else – earth colors. It was, is unique among the hundreds of oils, pastels, prints and serigraphs at the Expo. I liked it. One of my favorites, but then […]

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Redgranite Quarry, WI

As long as I’ve been in the industry of restoring, renewing and refinishing Granite, Marble, Terrazzo, Limestone, Slate or other natural stone, it never ceases to amaze me where one will find a historical connection to natural stone.  A 2 1/2 hour drive from Jefferson Park in Chicago and we found the Redgranite Quarry in […]

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Marble counter etched

Excuse Me! Can You Please Use a Coaster?

You are invited to dinner at a neighbors house. Upon entering the residence, you are shown downstairs where the other guests have gathered. They all are sitting at a beautiful black marble bar area. You think to yourself that the simple elegance of the stone is incredible, and for a second imagine how it would […]

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