People often assume that natural stone is "stain proof," however all stone is porous to some degree. If not properly treated with a protective sealer, water, oils and other liquids can easily penetrate the stone, leaving behind unsightly stains and damage the stone. The good news is that once treated with a protective sealer, natural stone is ready for carefree, everyday use.
When cleaning up messes on stone, it's important to use cleaners specially formulated for stone. Most general purpose cleaners, acidic and alkaline solutions, abrasives, ammonia and bleach can break down sealers and damage stone surfaces. A daily and heavy duty cleaner carefully designed for stone, provides you with peace of mind (ask for details).
Beyond proteccion and cleaning natural stone, sometimes you need to transform the surface to achieve your desires look. If your polished stone is already in great condition, get a brilliant shine with a quick spray and wipe. If your stone requires restoration work, we've got the professional products to bring your stone back to life (ask for details).
WESTCHESTER GRANITE, The Marble and Granite Works Co; believe that natural stone is a precious material that deserves to be treated with the upmost care.
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COLOR ENHANCER PROGRAM Bring your old counter back to Life
*waterproof reseal $3.00 sq/ft *wax and pristine shine $2.50 sq/ft
*scratches, chips, seam failures, bad installations by others all fixed by our very own Dr Stone* hourly rates apply.
coarse-grained igneous rock of even texture and light color, composed chiefly of quartz and feldspars. It usually contains small quantities of mica or hornblende, and minor accessory minerals may be present. Depending on the feldspar present, granite may be pink, dark gray, or light gray. It is commonly believed to have solidified from molten rock (called magma) under pressure. However, some granites show no contacts with surrounding wall rock, but instead gradually grade into metamorphic rock. Others show relic features found in sediments. This evidence suggests that some granites are not igneous in origin, but metamorphic. Some granites are the oldest known rocks on earth; others were formed during younger geologic periods. Crystallized at depth, granite masses are exposed at the earth's surface by crustal movement or by the erosion of overlying rocks. Very coarse-grained granite, called pegmatite, may contain minerals and gemstones of economic value. Such pegmatites are found in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Granite has been used since ancient times as a building material.
Marble, metamorphic rock composed wholly or in large part of calcite or dolomite crystals, the crystalline texture being the result of metamorphism of limestone by heat and pressure. The term marble is loosely applied to any limestone or dolomite that takes a good polish and is otherwise suitable as a building stone or ornamental stone. Marbles range in color from snow-white to gray and black, many varieties being some shade of red, yellow, pink, green, or buff; the colors, which are caused by the presence of impurities, are frequently arranged in bands or patches and add to the beauty of the stone when it is cut and polished. Marble is used as a material in statuary and monuments, as a facing stone in buildings and residences, and for pillars, colonnades, paneling, wainscoting, and floor tiles. Like all limestones, it is corroded by water and acid fumes and is thus ultimately an uneconomical material for use in exposed places and in large cities. The presence of certain impurities decreases its durability. Marble was extensively used by the ancient Greeks; the Parthenon and other famous buildings were constructed of white Pentelic marble from Mt. Pentelicus in Attica, and the finest statues, e.g., the Venus de' Medici, from the remarkably lustrous Parian marble from Paros in the Cyclades. These same quarries were later used by the Romans. Among the famous marbles of Italy are the Carrara and Siena marbles of Tuscany, which were used by the Romans and the Italian sculptors of the Renaissance. Marbles are quarried in all parts of the world. The finest marbles in the United States come from Vermont, which produces large quantities. Other states important as marble producers are Massachusetts, Maryland, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, California, Colorado, and Arizona
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