Why Should Stone Be Sealed


 Why should Natural Stone Be Sealed? To retain the beauty, preserve the life, and keep it maintainable.  Staining, discoloration, erosion, and odor absorption are all typical adversities that happen to stone if not sealed. As stone wears, abrasions damage the finish by opening up pores and exposing the stone to problems.  All natural stone is porous and what it absorbs …

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The Process of Polishing Concrete


Using a primarily mechanical process that is environmentally friendly, MARBLE Renewal polishes concrete without using coatings, waxes, harmful chemicals, or volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This allows the concrete to breathe, letting gas and water vapours through, enhancing its look while preventing cracking, flaking or separating—all of which can occur if epoxies or urethane coatings are used on concrete surfaces. This …

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The Benefits of Polishing Concrete


Increased Density The polishing process increases the density and compression strength (hardness) of concrete floors making them much more resistant to abrasions and impacts. Low Maintenance A polished concrete floor will never require stripping, re-coating or re-waxing. In fact, because the penetration of oil, water and other substances is minimized with the polishing process, maintenance requirements are significantly reduced. In …

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Self Help


The natural stone you have purchased for your home or office is an investment that will give you many years of beautiful service. Like any organic substance, natural stone is susceptible to certain factors that can cause it to lose its natural luster and strength including wear and tear, weather, and even the chemicals found in most common cleaners. Simple …

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Most Common Surface Problems


All materials – natural materials in particular – are perfectly imperfect. Materials will have a wide range of characteristics (i.e. factory-repaired holes, cracks and fissures). There will be variation from piece to piece. Materials will stain, scratch, etch, patina and/or effloresce. And there’s no such thing as a “perfect” installation. All of this is perfectly normal and is part of …

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Falls Aren’t Funny


Slip–and–fall accidents are a growing problem. The total cost of these accidents now approaches $80 billion each year across North America, and that number is expected to double within the next decade. In an effort to curb slip and fall injuries and increase the safety of your residents and the public, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has published through …

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Getting A Grip On Safety


New Standards Target Slip-and-Fall Hazards by Larry Brenner The CosT of slIp-and-fall accidents has been pegged at nearly $80 billion each year in North America – a tally that is expected to grow as the population ages. In response, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), in collaboration with the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), has published standards to help property …

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