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 NATURAL STONE 101

The first step is to choose the right natural building materials for the right job. If an architect, designer, or builder makes a poor choice of stone or texture it may be irreversible.

 

LESSON 1: Basic Types of Stone

Textured Stone: Textured stone such as limestone or slate, tend to be hard and very durable which do not show foot abrasion in high traffic areas. They are also more water absorbent which also means that they stain more readily. Food and oil spills will leave a permanent stain! This type of stone also has a more uneven surface that allows dirt to stick, making cleanup and maintenance more difficult. In the case of textured stone the concern is not in protecting a polished surface but to protect against the infiltration of water, dirt, and stains. Once you have properly cleaned and achieved protection, maintenance is a breeze!

 

 

Welcome to "Natural Stone 101"! We know that we cannot make you an expert in just a few paragraphs, but we hope to shed a little light on the characteristics of natural stone and why they require such specialized care.

Polished Stone: Polished stone like marble, granite and limestone is so smooth and shiny that it is highly light reflective. Over time, these types of stone will show signs of abrasive wear from foot traffic. These wear patterns are very noticeable due to the loss of gloss units (luster) or the improper bonding of a protective coating. Tap water which contains chlorine, fluorine, purifiers and other minerals and salts will penetrate natural stone. Tap water and common cleaners are too harsh, they can discolor stone, grout and destroy the natural polish.

 

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