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Milwaukee Marble Polishing & Restoration. Natural stone covers a wide array of materials such as marble, granite, limestone, travertine, terrazzo, onyx, sandstone, flagstone, bluestone and slate. Natural stone finish styles include polished, honed, tumbled, flamed, antiqued, textured, and natura...
08/08/2018
What does the term honed marble mean?Marble has 2 types of finishes. Polished Marble and Honed Marble.  The term "Honed" means the surface of the marble has been ground & sanded to a smooth, flat, consistent surface.  The concept of "Honed" applies to natural stones like limestone, granite or mar...
08/08/2018
Marble Fireplace polishing in Dupage County, IllinoisThis Dupage County marble fireplace restoration project documents the process of polishing and sealing a black marble fireplace. The fireplace had several issues the client voiced concern over. Candle wax had leaked and not only hardened on the...
08/07/2018
Travertine Vanity RestorationProject Location: Chicago, ILProject Description: Travertine Polishing in Chicago The clients countertop prior to the restoration process consisted of small scratches, etch marks, cracking and small chip repairs. The first step of the restoration process consisted of ...
08/06/2018
What is Engineered or Artificial Stone?Engineered stone or artificial stone is what it sounds like. It's man made, so its fake or not real. Artificial or engineered stone is a  manufactured product  attempting  to replicate the look of natural stones like marble and granite. There has been an up-...
06/04/2018
What is an Abrasive Finish? An abrasive finish is a no gloos or non-reflective surface finish. An abrasive finish or honed finish may be defined by the grit size or level.  Why is Abrasive Hardness (Ha) an important factor in choosing your natural stone floor tile? Abrasive Hardness is measures t...
05/31/2018
Why Does White Marble Turn Yellow?  The problem of yellowing white marble is not uncommon. Its actually very common.  Every week prospective clients call Granite Heroes asking about the maintenance of their white marble counter tops. Clients ask us, "Can you get the yellowing out of my marble cou...
05/22/2018
What is the best way to clean marble tile floors?Granite Hero Hints:  Arlington Heights, IL Marble Cleaning & Maintenance TipsMarble Tile Floor Cleaning Basics. Sweep or vacuum your polished marble tile floors regularly to keep them from getting dull. Marble Tiles may be resistant to dirt, but sa...
05/01/2018
What is the best way to clean Terrazzo flooring?Granite Hero Hints: Terrazzo Barrington Cleaning & Maintenance TipsTerrazzo Tile Floor Cleaning Basics. Sweep or vacuum your polished Terrazzo tile floors regularly to keep them from getting dull. Terrazzo Tiles may be resistant to dirt, but sand an...
04/29/2018
What is the best way to clean Travertine flooring?Granite Hero Hints:  Travertine Cleaning & Maintenance Tips Travertine Tile Floor Cleaning Basics. Sweep or vacuum your polished Travertine tile floors regularly to keep them from getting dull. Travertine Tiles may be resistant to dirt, but sand a...
04/25/2018
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