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.