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 millions of pedestrians onto natural stone floors.  Marble, Limestone, Granite, Terrazzo, and to a lesser degree Slate all eventually succumb to the perils of winter.  Sungloss Marble’s Leslie Olsen will very soon be compiling a list of do’s and don’ts and the logic of keeping freezing water, salts and sand off your lobby, entryway and reception area floors – even if you are on the 99th floor!!