Redgranite Quarry, WI

As long as I’ve been in the industry of restoring, renewing and refinishing Granite, Marble, Terrazzo, Limestone, Slate or other natural stone, it never ceases to amaze me where one will find a historical connection to natural stone.  A 2 1/2 hour drive from Jefferson Park in Chicago and we found the Redgranite Quarry in […]

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Excuse Me! Can You Please Use a Coaster?

You are invited to dinner at a neighbors house. Upon entering the residence, you are shown downstairs where the other guests have gathered. They all are sitting at a beautiful black marble bar area. You think to yourself that the simple elegance of the stone is incredible, and for a second imagine how it would […]

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Cuba, Marble & Limestone Restoration, and Sungloss Marble Co.

Our President and owner returned from an excursion to Havana, La Terrazza and Trinidad, Cuba recently among other fascinating spots in this beautiful but complicated country of friendly peoples.   We actually beat the POTUS and Mick Jagger to Cuba! The POTUS arrived yesterday, 3-20-16 -and Mick soon.  Cuba is filled with long time, 50+ years old Marble structures and […]

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Your Lobby Floors Say Everything About Your Building

When walking into a grand lobby, the first thing that catches your eye is the floor.  Lobby floors may be a beautiful marble, glittery granite, or a glossy terrazzo.  Tennessee Pink Marble, a historic, beautiful – but tough – marble, or a Verde Green Marble are great examples of eye-popping, natural stone floors. To walk […]

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Complete Stone Restoration of A 100+ Year Old Stone Floor and Wall/Stair Areas

Not long ago, the now well-known – “Sungloss Marble Company & Team of Professionals” – Organized themselves, their machinery, the biodegradable chemicals, the safety supplies and other items in a Historic Restoration.   Porcelain flooring that was literally imbedded  and covered with tar, mastic & cement, concrete smear and lumps throughout was the challenge.  The team […]

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Unusual Stones

Some people like marble, but want something different. Some people think granite is boring and want something with more pizzazz. Unique stones like onyx which contains quartz and labradorite a beautiful blue color stone from Labrador, Canada that contains feldspar found in granite and quartz are making an appearance in kitchens, bathrooms and bars.  Some […]

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Moisture: The Potential Plague

The use of natural stone for building and decorating has been used since ancient times.   Its strength and durability make natural stone a versatile building product, thus increasing in popularity.  Although quarried from the earth, not all stone is created equal.  The biggest difference lies in the porosity, density and durability of the stone.  Calcite […]

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The Chicagoland Spring Co-op Expo

We recently managed a booth at the Spring Co-Op Expo in Rosemont. This show draws property managers, condominium board members and the general public. The Sungloss Marble table featured our Care and Cleaning of Natural Stone brochure published by the Marble Institute of America, Sungloss Marble mugs and Cubs tickets we raffled off to anyone […]

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MARBLE & LIMESTONE STRUCTURE THROUGHOUT ILLINOIS

Including the 408′ high State Capitol  (see sunset photo) remain symbols of a past era when Illinois could actually afford the luxury of these Natural Stone surfaces ?! Marble, Limestone and other relatively delicate but internally strong stones need care and protection periodically to remain ” tourist attractions” vs. ” eyesores”. Deep cleaning, penetrating sealers to protect […]

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Sketches on Etches

And More Pains With Those Stains! Calcium carbonate based natural stone like marble and limestone are going to get ‘etched’ and ‘stained’ – ALL OVER THE WORLD..!  Mild acids, severe acids and some of the more aggressive oils and mixtures with water and salt will eventually – perhaps very quickly sometimes – penetrate the Impregnating Sealers on the […]

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