Green Choices in Marble, Terrazzo, Slate, and Other Natural Stone – Recycled Glass Terrazzo and Tumbled Marble

It seems like choosing natural stone can have multiple effects towards a green environment. There are two stone surfaces that come to mind that use reclaimed material, which embody a green approach starting out of the gate. Glass terrazzo is terrazzo made with recycled pieces of glass, instead of marble chips. According to an article […]

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Refinishing Marble, Terrazzo, Granite, Limestone, Honed Slate and Other Natural Stone is Greener

We’ve said in previous posts that refinishing you natural stone is ‘greener’ than installing new stone. A recent report from the Natural Stone Council (link) solidifies (no pun intended!) what we’ve been saying. The data contained in a group of stone life-cycle reports prepared by the University of Tennessee Center for Clean Products is illuminating. […]

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Sungloss Marble Restoration: Where To Get Stuff Fixed

Our excitement and pride is beaming this month, after being featured in Chicago Magazine’s annual “Where To Get Stuff Fixed” list (link). This perennial list uncovers the cream of the crop for repair and renovation services in and around Chicago. Savvy homeowners have used this list to help save money, and to save worn-out things […]

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LEED CI and Sungloss

We are proud to have been part of a recent office renovation project in the office space of Perkins+Will, a premiere architectural firm in Chicago. Through Pepper Construction, our work included cleaning and restoring existing slate flooring with earth-friendly products. The slate was then color-enhanced and sealed with a low-VOC, water-based sealer. This project was […]

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Recession Update – Green is Growing

We recently read an interesting study at Greenseal.org (link) which finds that despite the recession, 4 out of 5 people are continuing to buy green products and services today. This shows the reach of the green movement and also the power of consumers to tip the scale towards change. It tells us there are two […]

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Excitement over LEED and Marble Restoration

Sungloss Marble Company has recently been involved in projects where businesses or municipalities have desired a LEED certification. With all the excitement and interest in LEED, I thought I’d touch generally on what that means. We’ll have more specifics on the individual projects in future posts.

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Natural Stone Reclamation

I was curious about how marble is recycled—it is a natural product we work with every day, but don’t often realize how sustainable it is as an architectural material. A brief Google search produced a few webpages, some unexpected topics on marble reclamation: A story from Emory University about recycling marble flooring in a historic […]

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Financial Considerations and Stone Care in Today’s Economy

In the current atmosphere of financial uncertainty, homeowners may find themselves putting off all but the most critical contractor work. There are a few things to think about when deciding to postpone stone restoration. We’ve seen a whole range of stone wear, and some circumstances warrant more concern than others. High traffic or what I […]

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More on sustainability and Natural Stone

Being green is about more than just making claims and creative packaging. The use of natural stone–i.e. marble, granite, slate and the like–as a building material is a very sustainable practice.  According to a study conducted by the Association of Home Builders while most estimates indicate a 50-year lifetime for other flooring materials, properly cared-for […]

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Sungloss Marble Company

For almost 20 years Sungloss Marble Company has been maintaining and beautifying natural stone surfaces in Chicago and its surrounding areas.  Leading the pack in the field of marble, granite, limestone, terrazzo and other stone restoration our company has worked with large commercial organizations and private residents to clean, polish, seal and repair the luster […]

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