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!!