There is a certain magic about stone that can not be reproduced by any other material.
However, natural stone bears natures many complexities and shows large variations in its absorption, density and hardness. These have an important impact on how to protect and preserve the appearance and beauty of stone.
In the last 20 years with the advancement of technology in the stone industry, the use of dimensional stone has experienced a dramatic growth and with this growth has come a serious lack of knowledge about the natural characteristics of different stones, proper stone care methods and the products that are available to maintain them among home owners, interior designers, architects, contractors, maintenance executives and personnel. This lack of knowledge has caused unrealistic expectations and confusion.
The care of stone is generally approached by using traditional cleansers and standard methods used by the cleaning and housekeeping industries. Taking this approach has shown (as you may have already experienced) not to solve the most common problems relating to stone care. In fact many of these methods and cleaners are the contributing causes to an unsuccessful stone maintenance program. Unfortunately not only can the aesthetics of the design be lost, but a major investment can be wasted, resulting in the installation becoming a liability.
Our aim is to provide you with two things: a successful stone maintenance program and helpful stone care guidelines to help you preserve and enjoy the aesthetic beauty of your stone.