Posts made in July, 2011

Black Composite Granite may be very durable

Posted by on Jul 25, 2011 in home | Comments Off on Black Composite Granite may be very durable

Black Composite Granite may be very durable

Black Composite Granite Sink can add a touch of elegance to any kitchen, powder room, or bathroom. It’s a cheaper and probably more durable than pure Granite slabs. Black Composite Granite is typically composed of 80% Granite, and the remaining percentage is Quartz and acrylic. It’s a great option for homeowners who are in a tight budget who wants the beauty and quality of Granite with hardly half the cost of pure Granite. Black Composite Granite Sinks are not only admirable, but are also heat, etch, and, like its pure counterpart Granite, is extremely scratch resistant. But unlike pure Granite, Composite Granite has a low porosity; so it does not require any application of stain-resisting sealant. Black Composite Granite may be very durable, but harsh alkali and hard water could still stain the surface. In removing stains, dish-washing detergent or vinegar could be applied to remove alkaline or water stains. Black Granite Black Composite Granite...

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Marble Polishing Services

Posted by on Jul 23, 2011 in marble floor polishing | Comments Off on Marble Polishing Services

Marble Polishing Services

Crema Marfil is a very delicate and elegant marble not ideal for kitchen use due to its calcareous nature, or chalky characteristic. It can easily be damaged by acids, causing unwanted and probably permanent and irreversible etchings. It also is highly porous, so staining is very common. If you are willing to use Crema Marfil on your kitchen countertop anyway, it is recommended to use honed Crema Marfil opposed to polished Crema Marfil. Though polished marble is more resistant to stains, it is highly susceptible to etchings. Use coasters, cutting boards, place mats and trivets to protect the marble from scratches and stains. It is also important to use non-abrasive cleaners when cleansing your Crema Marfil. Abrasive material and grit can damage the marble. Acidic cleansers especially are a no-no.But some people love the worn look of marble. They believe etching and stains can add rustic elegance to it. Marble Polishing...

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Water marks : Sinks-best undermount method

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in Marble Polishing | Comments Off on Water marks : Sinks-best undermount method

Water marks : Sinks-best undermount method

Undermount sinks are appropriate for stone kitchen countertops because it gives the appearance of a more spacious counter, while making maintenance and cleaning easier too. However, the biggest concern with these sinks are the possibilities of damage and leaks due to tremendous strain from gravity. But with proper installation, gravity is not an issue. The best method is to attach the sink to the stone counter’s underside using brass blind anchors, bound to the stone using high-strength epoxy. Before attaching the sink though, thoroughly clean the stone underside from dust. Dust will cause the epoxy to fail from adhering. Another method is by using rails which attach to the cabinet, not to the stone. This makes the stone top stress-free from carrying the sink. This method is ideal for heavy-material sinks such as cast-iron, and composite sinks. These methods will guarantee undermount sinks are secure without possible damage and leaks. Granite Countertops Concrete...

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