Expert Advice

From a Restorative Perspective…

The intent of these articles is to give a technical perspective to the most common questions and concerns our customers may have.  We strive to be as objective as possible and to provide information based on fact and professional experience. In no way will be held liable for the advice provided herein.

Expert advice can only be obtained through an onsite visit and inspection of the stone surfaces as many variables come into play such as the type of stone, existing sealers, quality of installation, finishes, etc.  MARBLEMaster is pleased to provide free technical advice during onsite estimates.


 

Uneven Tile Installation – Correcting Lippage

Occasionally, we come across a brand new stone tile installation where the tiles are not level, or simply one tile is laid higher than other adjacent tiles creating a level of lippage which is unacceptable by the homeowner or even by industry standards. In the image above, although the level of lippage seems minimal, it […]

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Get the Most Enjoyment out of your Marble & Granite

More often than not, homeowners invest in gorgeous granite counters and prestine marble foyers and fail to take simple measures to maintain these natural stone installations in the years that follow. While granite and marble are known for their durability, these materials can develop scratches, chips, stains, and even cracks over time.   Their lustre can […]

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Altering the Finish – Marble in a Kitchen

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Occasionally, a homeowner may find that the stone they originally purchased is not living up to their expectations.  Many factors can affect your long-term enjoyment: Lighting:  On a highly polished stone surface, an adjacent window with lots of natural sunlight can reflect tons of light and create that mirror-like surface that speaks luxury and wealth; […]

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Kitchen Sinks – Undermount vs Overmount

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From an interior design perspective, the undermount sink has been gaining in popularity especially when installing natural stone countertops such as granite and quartz.  And it’s easy to understand why. Not only do they make clean up easier, allowing homeowners to quickly wipe debris into the sink without getting caught under a lip (of an […]

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Stone Care Do’s and Don’ts

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Do have your natural stone treated with an appropriate sealant before use. wipe up spills as quickly as possible to avoid damage and staining. use trivets or mats under hot dishes and cookware. use a cutting board to avoid scratching the surface. place a small rug or mat at entrances to trap dirt and sand […]

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Finishes – Honed vs Polished

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If you’re contemplating restoration or have a new installation that you’re not quite satisfied with, you will be pleased to learn that the finish is not written in stone.  It can be changed with a little effort and expertise. Most often, during restoration, the existing finish is removed entirely through the grinding process.  At this […]

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