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 we 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.
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; […]Read more
Many years ago, it was quite common to find marble dining tables covered with a very durable acrylic coating. Today, this trend seems to be making its way back for the simple reason that furniture manufacturers are often faced with customers who don’t know how to care for their stone. This fairly new dining table […]Read more
For many property owners and managers of commercial sites, slips and falls on wet or dry surfaces can result in a huge economical loss, lawsuits and a lot of pain and suffering for the injured party. It is quite common for a floor surface, originally deemed safe, to become unsafe due to constant exposure to […]
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 […]Read more
More often than not, homeowners invest in gorgeous granite counters and pristine 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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more