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Colonial Floor Care in Fort Lauderdale area

Posted by on Oct 12, 2011 in Floor | Comments Off on Colonial Floor Care in Fort Lauderdale area

Colonial Floor Care in Fort Lauderdale area

We received a call from a potential customer today. She had recently purchased a condo in the downtown Fort Lauderdale area. She was concerned with what to do with the floors. She is a “Go Green” type of lady and wanted to make sure that her home and floor reflected that. Her first choice was bamboo since she knew it was a “hot” choice for those that have concerns. Well, she was none too happy to know that once she put them in she would be “married to it!” Her words, not mine! The reason for this is is that bamboo floor has to be glued down. If heaven forbid a pipe bursts or even small amounts of water and moisture creep into the floors and they have to be removed, it will not be easy! Luckily a friend had suggested to her to stain the concrete and even better, he told her she has to call US! We offer long lasting alternatives by resurfacing concrete you already have! It’s Eco friendly flooring, easy to take care of and a show stopper in any home! She was thrilled to hear this and can’t wait for us to come out tomorrow and hear more about what Colonial Floor Care has to offer! Ft. Lauderdale (954) 566-4555 Miami / Dade (305) 731-2242 Palm Beach (561) 337-1408 Call us today for a free evaluation! For More Details : Marble...

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General questions on all kinds of stones: Home Decoration Ideas With Different Natural Stone

Posted by on Jun 8, 2011 in Marble Polishing | Comments Off on General questions on all kinds of stones: Home Decoration Ideas With Different Natural Stone

General questions on all kinds of stones: Home Decoration Ideas With Different Natural Stone

As early as Roman times, natural stones have been used for construction. These days, natural stones are still used. The only difference is that there is currently an interest in the addition of natural stones for interior decoration. The raw appearance and overall look of the stones make them ideal pieces indoors. There are many natural stones to be used. They also come in a variety of colors and designs. The key to making use of these natural stones is to know where and how they would work best. For instance, sandstone is best utilized for exterior pavements and fireplaces.  Because limestone is resistant to heat and water; it would work well in swimming pool areas. As for slate stone, it can be used for roofing and flooring; this natural stone can also be made into counter tops and backslashes. Meanwhile, marble is a preferred natural stone for floor...

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Marble Floor Polishing Miami

Posted by on Dec 30, 2010 in marble floor polishing | Comments Off on Marble Floor Polishing Miami

Marble Floor Polishing Miami

If you find that the marble surface you cleaned a few days ago has discolored, you could try this to get back the shine. First, check to see whether the discoloration is rough and dull. Then check all the grout and caulk lines to check for any water seepage. The discoloration might be a form of efflorescence. While not very usual, it is a possibility. Allow the floor to dry for a few weeks. After it dries completely, use a mildew stain remover for natural stone products. Scrub the surface with it thoroughly. If some discoloration persists, poultice it with the same mildew stain remover. Then, figure out how the water got under the tiles and solve that issue. Marble Floor Polishing Miami could provide further assistance. Marble Floor Polishing...

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Miami Marble Floor Polishing and Cleaning

Posted by on Aug 5, 2010 in Marble Cleaning, marble floor polishing, Marble Polishing, Marble Repair | Comments Off on Miami Marble Floor Polishing and Cleaning

Miami Marble Floor Polishing and Cleaning

If you find that your marble floor had small white patches, it could be the result of marble stunning. Marble stunning occurs when little explosions occur in the crystals of the marble, because of concentrated pressure applied in that area. Women walking on marble wearing heels are a common cause of stunning. It can occur in aragonite or calcite stones. The size of crystal determines the visibility of stunning. The smaller the crystals, the less visible it is, and vice versa. Stunning could either be localized in the area where it occurred or can run deep into the stone. Marble polishing will require grinding. Look into ColonialFloorAndStoneCare.Com for more information on stunning and marble polishing. Miami Marble Floor Polishing and...

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A Brief History of Miami and it’s Architecture

Posted by on Jun 25, 2010 in Floor, How to and Syle, Miami Terrazzo Restoration, terrazzo | Comments Off on A Brief History of Miami and it’s Architecture

A Brief History of Miami and it’s Architecture

Much of the existing architecture in South Florida, home of Colonial Floor and Stone Care, is the result of foreign settlers earlier in the history of the region. Their cultural influences also spread among the people and reflected in the architecture and constructions during each period. Before the Spanish intrusion of South Florida, the chief tribe that resided in the area was the Calusa tribe. In fact, the name ‘Miami’ comes from “Mayami”, a Calusa word that meant “Big Water”. The Spanish repeatedly tried to invade the region, but met with little success. After a series of invasions and wars between the Spanish and the British, Miami changed hands from the Spain to the British in 1763. After a brief regain of Florida, Spain once again ceded the region to the United States after the American Revolution in 1783. After a peaceful time in the early 1800s, investors and property developers grew an interest in the region in the 1870s. Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railroad was the key to developing the area, and Tuttle managed to convince him to extend the railroad into Miami. Flagler brought in the railroad on 15 April in 1896, and started developing the region. Soon, Miami Beach and its resorts came into existence in 1915. From the 1900s to the 1930s, the main construction material used by the inhabitants was wood frames, and the method of construction was masonry. World War I and II brought the much-needed urbanization to this area. With the development of highways, office buildings, housing, hotels and streets, Miami. Miami Beach and the Key West area soon attracted visitors from all over the world. However, a 1926 hurricane destroyed the railroad as well as much of the development in the area. However, World War II brought the area back to life with soldiers posted in the region settling there. Cubans also migrated in the region in the 1960s, bringing a large part of their culture with them.The Art Deco, with its use of materials such as Terrazzo flooring. This district is perhaps the best symbol for the continuing architectural influences in the region. The most notable period of architecture was probably the Mediterranean Revival period, from the 1910s to the 1930s. This architecture is a perfect mix of Moorish, Italian, Southern Spanish and North African themes. The main influence in most of Florida architecture is unmistakably Spanish, sometimes Baroque and other Classical detailing. The late 1920s to the 1930s incorporated many indigenous American, Mayan, and even Egyptian themes in construction, using glass, concrete, Mexican or Cuban tile and terrazzo in the construction. A mix of influences contributed to the variety of architecture there. With the infiltration of one cultural influence after another, South Florida and especially Miami and Key West developed distinct architectural styles that took inspiration from these influences. Colonial Floor and Stone Care is proud of it’s Historical restoration of the unique and historic flooring that has been used in the Miami/Dade area. Terrazzo always a individual and unique floor, we will restore it back to it’s original shine and help you keep it that way.  Mexican and Cuban tile in the Coral Cables area of Miami will shine after our proprietary cleaning and polishing. Call us for a free estimate, we have been taking care of Miami’s diverse flooring and stone for over 20 years. From Concrete to Cuban tile and Terrazzo to Granite, we are the leading stone care specialists for your needs. Call 305-741-2242 today for a free estimate. For More Details Visit us :...

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