Stone

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHEN CARING FOR AND PROTECTING YOUR NATURAL STONE

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Know the types of Natural Stone.

Not all natural stones work the same.  Its classification and geological composition will determine how it reacts to the environment and other outside influences.  Learn about the different types of stone by visiting our Note on Stone and FAQ’s

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When spills occure.

Be proactive.  Know what to do when a spills occurs.  Quick actions and preventative measures will help maintain the look and feel of your natural stone.  Visit our what to do when spills occur page to learn more.  

 

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Care and Precautions.

Depending on the type of natural stone it may react differently to variables such as sunlight, heat, acidic liquids and other influences.  Please visit our care and precautions page to learn more. 

 

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Cleaning Procedures and Reccomendations.

Depending upon is location and intended use, there are a number of protective measure, products  and cleaning procedures we recommend for our natural stone.  Please visit our cleaning procedure and recommendations page to learn more.

 

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Do's and Don'ts.

There are some very simple Do’s and Don’ts when caring for natural stone.  Knowing that type of cleaning products to use and other simple tips can help keep your natural stone looking beautiful for many Years to come.  Visit our do’s and don’ts page to learn more.  

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Protect your stone with a sealer.

Although we usually think of stone as hard, it is actually quite porous and can absorb spills and stains if not properly treated. Moreover, many foods, drinks, and chemicals contain acids that can harm or discolor stone surfaces. Impregnating sealers are recommended to prevent or minimize staining of natural stone. We recommend and sell professional grade Stone Tech™ products by DuPont to clean and seal your stone. Please refer to our free Stone Care Guide for additional Information.

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Stone requires routine expert maintenance.

To keep your natural stone looking its best, regular maintenance by experienced stone care professionals is recommended. Stains. etching, and surface scratches can often be removed, usually bringing your product back to its original finish. Using specialized tools and techniques, expert stone maintenance, refinishing and restoration companies have the expertise to keep your stone looking great. Our experienced staff can provide you with additional information to help you find a stone care professional tor your needs.

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Supervise and Inspect your project along the way.

It is important that you inspect your stone carefully - before and during installation. Make sure your stone is product from constructions debris and other harmful factors during your installation process.  With proper supervision and inspection. you'll minimize the chances of costly damage and problems.

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Understand our policies, terms and conditions.

Please read the disclaimer below. But most importantly, please carefully read our Terms and Conditions Acceptance Form BEFORE you finalize your purchase. We want you to be happy with your purchase, which is why we want you to be fully informed now. Please visit our BEFORE You Buy page for more information.

Please read this important disclaimer.

Stone is not manufactured; it is a product of nature. Blocks are removed from the quarry, slabs are cut from the blocks and the slabs are further fabricated into the final stone to be installed. Each block Is different; each slab is different. Therefore, the composition. mineral content and overall functionality of the individual slabs may vary, regardless of the stone classification. The same is true for floor tiles. It is not possible to guarantee that all the colors and markings on a large stone deposit will be present in every slab or tile. nor that every characteristic of a slab or tile will be uniformly present in other slabs, tiles, or large stone deposits. Your stone order will present with a range of color, shade. and characteristics indicative to that species of stone. This includes but is not limited to variation in the composition, mineral content and overall functionality of the individual slabs, regardless of the stone classification. It is not possible - nor do we extend any expressed or implied guarantee - as to a specific stone color. shade, characteristics. durability or functionality. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions Acceptance Form BEFORE you finalize your purchase.

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ

For all surfaces sold by Marble of the World regardless of stone species or product classification including but not limited to natural stone, engineered quartz, solid surfaces, concrete, stainless steel and other man made products, it is not possible – nor do we extend any expressed or implied guarantee – as to the surface’s resistance to scratching, etching and staining. All surfaces sold by Marble of the World, in varying degrees depending on product type, are prone to scratching, etching and staining. Many household cleaning products, acidic foods and other commonly used household items will cause scratching, etching and staining.

However, with routine maintenance and periodic restoration services provided by a stone professional, your surface can be brought back to a “new” like appearance. The use of natural stone sealers is recommended to help protect your natural stone and solid surface.

I PERSONALLY TRAVEL THE WORLD TO BRING YOU THE MOST UNIQUE COLLECTION OF FINEST QUALITY EXOTIC STONE TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE. WE VALUE OUR CUSTOMERS AND WORK HARD TO EARN YOUR BUSINESS. —Charles Urso, President and CEO of Marble of the World

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