Fresh Stone Fridays! 3/28/2014

Blue Calacatta - Polished
Blue Calacatta – Polished
Type: Marble Price Level: 5 Designer Rewards Points: 50
Calacatta Borghini
Calacatta Borghini Extra
Type: Marble Price Level: 10 Designer Rewards Points: 100
Giallo San Cecilia Premium - Polished
Giallo San Cecilia Premium
Type: Granite Price Level: 2 Designer Rewards Points: 20
Martello Grey - Satin
Martello Grey – Satin
Type: Granite Price Level: 2 Designer Rewards Points: 20
Steel Grey - Polished
Steel Grey – Polished
Type: Granite Price Level: 1 Designer Rewards Points: 10
Silver Taupe Premium - Polished
Silver Taupe Premium
Type: Granite Price Level: 2 Designer Rewards Points: 20

Pre-Consumer Art Glass Collection

The specialty aggregates included in terrazzo flooring are the primary ingredient of the terrazzo design mix, typically representing 70% of the flooring system. These aggregates are most commonly marble chips; however, glass and other specialty aggregates are also suitable for terrazzo flooring.

Recycled aggregate provides vibrant colors not offered by Mother Nature. The environmental benefits of recycled glass can contribute to LEED credit for your project.

T&M now supplies a unique set of aggregate colors that can be found in our Pre-Consumer Art Glass Collection!

Wedgewood Blue
Wedgewood Blue
Trout Stream
Trout Stream
Sea Kelp
Sea Kelp
Salt and Pepper
Salt and Pepper
Relish
Relish
Red Opal #1 & #2
Red Opal #1 & #2
Nasturtium
Nasturtium
Mojito
Mojito
Midnight Blues
Midnight Blues
Metallic Iridescent
Metallic Iridescent
Indian Corn
Indian Corn
Icicle
Icicle
Honey Comb
Honey Comb
Earth Blend
Earth Blend
Cherry Blossom
Cherry Blossom
Buttercup
Buttercup
Blue Skies
Blue Skies

All About Sealers!

How often should you seal your countertops? mSGspGVHrVN46CTxXcEHrTA

Generally, we recommend resealing your countertops approximately once per year. With the amount of money one spends on material and fabrication the minimal dollar amount it costs to reseal is a very wise investment. If you maintain/clean your countertops regularly with natural stone cleaners (our or T&M Neutral Cleaner) your sealer should be effective for 3-5 years.

How do you know when to reseal?

The best/easiest way to determine if your sealer is performing would be to apply a drop of water at least ½ inch in diameter to the top of the stone and let it sit on the stone for at least 15 minutes. Cover the area with a glass to inhibit evaporation. Wipe off the water drop, if the stone did not darken then your stone is sealed against water-based stains. Testing for oil repellency is not as simple because if your stone is not sealed, you will have an oil stain.

What should I use to remove a stain on my stone countertop?

First, you wou774581713ld need to identify what type of stain you are dealing with. If it is an oil base stain, Oil + Stain Remover by Stonetech would be your best option. If it is an organic stain, a dry poultice mixed with water should do the trick. After stain removal, reseal your countertop with your preferred sealer. We would recommend Bulletproof by Stonetech as it is a water based sealer, and perfoms better than any other water based sealer on the market.

 

 

 

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