Category Archives for Natural Stone And Tile

Slate: Not Just for Blackboards

Historically, slate was introduced in America as a blackboard in the 1800s, and now it is a top choice for designers and architects alike for flooring, wall, or bathrooms. At Sungloss Marble, we have seen slate applied in many situations, and it is quite a durable stone. Slate does not get ground or polished due […]

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Natural Stone: Function or Aesthetic?

Prior to joining the Natural Stone Foundation Webinar, I knew stone in the consumer sense of the word: the earth is a big rock. Despite that, my eyes would always marvel at marble and stone statues at various city parks, glossy sheets of travertine floors in historical Chicago lobbies, and various stone found in Chicago’s […]

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So, You Want Your Natural Stone Cleaned.

There seems to be a smudge that just will not go away. Hot water, cold water, soapy water, nothing seems to be working. The reason why, is that the smudge isn’t something that is on top of the stone surface but the stone surface itself. Natural stone, especially the softer varieties such as marble or […]

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Disinfecting Marble, Granite and Other Stone Surfaces

Covid-19 has most of us disinfecting our homes from floor to ceiling.  There’s an old wives’ tale that says “vinegar is safe and can be used on all surfaces including Marble, Granite, Limestone ….”.  In very small, diluted amounts, yes, it’s safe to use every-so-often.  However, the use of vinegar as a disinfectant or daily […]

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Taking Counters for Granite

When choosing materials for your office, lobby, and home’s surfaces, there are a lot of variables to consider. The material, color, function, and so on. Function should be the most important aspect to consider and like a waterfall, should influence each following decision. There is a reason natural stone, Granite in particular, is a popular countertop […]

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Marble Varieties at The Wisconsin State Capitol

Mike Pavilon, President and Owner of Sungloss Marble, recently made a visit to The Wisconsin State Capitol.  Completed in 1917, The State Capitol is the tallest building in Madison.  Here are a few shots of the Marble varieties, sourced from France, Italy, Greece, Algeria and Germany he saw.    Tennessee pink – gray veined marbleItalian Marble […]

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What’s the Deal With Quartz?

When it comes to the installation of stone in kitchens, bathrooms or other rooms in one’s house, many homeowners ponder the thought of which surface is superior to the rest.  For centuries, natural stones such as Granite and Marble have been the foundation of flooring, countertops or walls. With a large selection of varieties to […]

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Quartz Is Not Quartz Is Not Even Sometimes Very Quartzy

Welcome to the arena of mass confusion among the weary consumers of the USA.  Quartz is making a splash that sometimes turns into a Belly Flop!  Even Mr. Lou Manfredini, Mr. Fixit of Chicago Area and more, seemed undecided as to whether to recommend Quartz as a Counter Top to callers, and didn’t have much […]

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Can Stone Restoration be Mobile, Travel Anywhere?

WHY NOT ? Sungloss Marble Co. is in Indiana, near South Bend today and this week – working in a private mansion – restoring Slate, Marble and Limestone areas of a beautiful home. Knowing what to do with the various natural stones – Limestone, Slate, Marble, Granite, Onyx , Diplomatic Limestone, Basalt, Terrazzo and more […]

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Oxidized Cement-based Terrazzo Floor

The Difference between Cement Based Vs Epoxy Terrazzo

Do you know the difference between cement-based and epoxy-based Terrazzo floors? Epoxy and cement based floors are poured and have zinc or brass dividers normally. Additionally, they are not grouted. Cemented-based Terrazzo is made with a cement mix and contains aggregate chips (marble granite or glass). On the other hand, epoxy terrazzo is a resin […]

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