Marble Varieties at The Wisconsin State Capitol

Mike Pavilon, President and Owner of Sungloss Marble, recently made a visit to The Wisconsin State Capitol.  Completed in 1917, The State Capitol is the tallest building in Madison.  Here are a few shots of the Marble varieties, sourced from France, Italy, Greece, Algeria and Germany he saw.    Tennessee pink – gray veined marbleItalian Marble […]

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What’s the Deal With Quartz?

When it comes to the installation of stone in kitchens, bathrooms or other rooms in one’s house, many homeowners ponder the thought of which surface is superior to the rest.  For centuries, natural stones such as Granite and Marble have been the foundation of flooring, countertops or walls. With a large selection of varieties to […]

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Sungloss Also Rises

On Tuesday, 3/12/19, at approximately 2:15 pm – without warning and very startling, the building adjacent to the Sungloss Marble and Terrazzo Co. Offices – started collapsing from the roof downward.  The collapsing building sent hundreds of bricks, debris, roofing materials, the est. 70# Metal chimney and, only God knows what else, tumbling to the […]

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Italian Marbles & Mosaics

It’s been too many years since I stopped by Sungloss, my old workplace, where I have fond memories of working with customers helping to clean, polish, and seal their valuable natural stone. It seems I have marble in my veins (pun intended!) because on a recent trip to Italy, I felt the need to share […]

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Quartz Is Not Quartz Is Not Even Sometimes Very Quartzy

Welcome to the arena of mass confusion among the weary consumers of the USA.  Quartz is making a splash that sometimes turns into a Belly Flop!  Even Mr. Lou Manfredini, Mr. Fixit of Chicago Area and more, seemed undecided as to whether to recommend Quartz as a Counter Top to callers, and didn’t have much […]

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Can Stone Restoration be Mobile, Travel Anywhere?

WHY NOT ? Sungloss Marble Co. is in Indiana, near South Bend today and this week – working in a private mansion – restoring Slate, Marble and Limestone areas of a beautiful home. Knowing what to do with the various natural stones – Limestone, Slate, Marble, Granite, Onyx , Diplomatic Limestone, Basalt, Terrazzo and more […]

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Oxidized Cement-based Terrazzo Floor

The Difference between Cement Based Vs Epoxy Terrazzo

Do you know the difference between cement-based and epoxy-based Terrazzo floors? Epoxy and cement based floors are poured and have zinc or brass dividers normally. Additionally, they are not grouted. Cemented-based Terrazzo is made with a cement mix and contains aggregate chips (marble granite or glass). On the other hand, epoxy terrazzo is a resin […]

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Color, Light and Natural Stone Surfaces 101

Benjamin Moore representatives gave an excellent seminar at Chicago’s world renowned Merchandise Mart earlier this week (October, 2018) explaining the effects of lighting on various surfaces – especially in their industry – painted surfaces.  But, it applies to Natural stone and the various hues, enhancements, reflections or non-reflections that drive some commercial and residential customers to the brink of insanity sometimes […]

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Can Concrete Look Beautiful – Like Marble, Granite Slate?

Our natural stone specialists just completed app 2,000 sq. feet of very beaten up, irregularly spotted and soiled concrete at an old warehouse converted into offices…It needed to be deep cleaned first – after all, concrete is a Limestone based cement, aggregate and water in the proper mix set to harden – as the Portland Cement is the binding agent, the […]

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Create More Marble Life in your “Lifeless” Looking Marble

Marble-life is an elusive word.  Over the last 20+ years, myself and staff, The Marble Institute Of America (now The Natural Stone Institute) and its directors, have faced, struggled with and worked on areas to prolong and enhance the look, beauty and appeal of Marble, Granite and Limestone.   We at Sungloss have used “super sealing” effectively but […]

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