Category Archives for Natural Stone And Tile

Cuba, Marble & Limestone Restoration, and Sungloss Marble Co.

Our President and owner returned from an excursion to Havana, La Terrazza and Trinidad, Cuba recently among other fascinating spots in this beautiful but complicated country of friendly peoples.   We actually beat the POTUS and Mick Jagger to Cuba! The POTUS arrived yesterday, 3-20-16 -and Mick soon.  Cuba is filled with long time, 50+ years old Marble structures and […]

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Your Lobby Floors Say Everything About Your Building

When walking into a grand lobby, the first thing that catches your eye is the floor.  Lobby floors may be a beautiful marble, glittery granite, or a glossy terrazzo.  Tennessee Pink Marble, a historic, beautiful – but tough – marble, or a Verde Green Marble are great examples of eye-popping, natural stone floors. To walk […]

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Complete Stone Restoration of A 100+ Year Old Stone Floor and Wall/Stair Areas

Not long ago, the now well-known – “Sungloss Marble Company & Team of Professionals” – Organized themselves, their machinery, the biodegradable chemicals, the safety supplies and other items in a Historic Restoration.   Porcelain flooring that was literally imbedded  and covered with tar, mastic & cement, concrete smear and lumps throughout was the challenge.  The team […]

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Unusual Stones

Some people like marble, but want something different. Some people think granite is boring and want something with more pizzazz. Unique stones like onyx which contains quartz and labradorite a beautiful blue color stone from Labrador, Canada that contains feldspar found in granite and quartz are making an appearance in kitchens, bathrooms and bars.  Some […]

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Moisture: The Potential Plague

The use of natural stone for building and decorating has been used since ancient times.   Its strength and durability make natural stone a versatile building product, thus increasing in popularity.  Although quarried from the earth, not all stone is created equal.  The biggest difference lies in the porosity, density and durability of the stone.  Calcite […]

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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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The 16th Century Narutis Hotel – as part of the Commerical/historic properties

The 16th Century Narutis Hotel – as part of the Commerical/historic properties

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Professional Caring for your Stone Floors in Winter Weather

Sand, salt and dirt are big problems for your Marble, Limestone, Travertine, Terrazzo and Granite floors. Here are some things you should and should not do. Good mats with a vinyl or rubber underside at entrances will help to minimize sand, salt and dirt from tracking on to stone floors. Asking a guest to remove […]

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Winter in the Midwest

WINTER in the Midwest, the East and elsewhere plays havoc with the surfaces and even sometimes the virtual integrity of natural stone itself!  Freezing water, sand from spreaders, ” rock salts” from urban street plows that spread large granules of salt onto the streets and sidewalks – soon to be tracked from the shoes of […]

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