Notes on Stone


Stone is a product of nature.

It is not possible to guarantee that all the colors and markings on a large stone deposit will be present in every small sample or that every characteristic of a sample will be present in other samples.

A sample serves only to indicate in a general way the color, markings and texture usually found in a variety of species of stone.

Natural Stone is a beautiful and practical product for building. No two installations will ever be identical because of the stone's characteristics and unique appearance. Stone by its very nature is fragile; some stone is highly veined and will be more susceptible to cracks than other stone with very little veining.

NO CLAIM ACCEPTED AFTER THE MATERIAL IS INSTALLED

Before Installation

Lay stone tile out for the best distribution of variation and to see if there are any defective stone tiles in size or thickness. All claims MUST be made BEFORE you install the stone. Any claims made after the stone is installed will not be accepted by Marble of the World.

Open all boxes or crates in order to get an average look of the appearance of the tiles. If there is a question regarding the material, contact Marble of the World prior to installation.

Place tiles in the area to be installed, with attention to varying color shades, veins and overall structure of the material.

Arrange the tiles according to your personal taste. It is normal to find tiles of varying shades, veins and holes - the ones that stand out the most should be used for cuts, hidden corner areas or closets in order to use them.

ALWAYS use white setting materials when installing natural stone products that are light in color, translucent, porous, unfilled or filled - especially travertine. This will prevent the product from getting dark from the intrusion of dark setting materials or dust that could get into the porous surfaces which will result in a loss of the product's natural appearance.

ALWAYS use clean filtered water when mixing the setting materials. This will prevent any discoloration of rust and/or blotching caused by high iron, sulfur and other minerals found in some water supplies

The use of white adhesive to install tiles will avoid the problem of stains seeping through the bed. Green marbles MUST only use specific adhesive to avoid any problems.

ALWAYS make sure that the tile bed is completely dry before doing any installation of tile. This will avoid the possibility of mold and even sometimes micro-cracking of polished tiles.

NEVER use acids or chemicals for cleaning purposes on polished materials as this will remove the shine.

ALWAYS use clean water while cleaning the tiles. Make sure there is no residual film left on the surface.

ALWAYS take every precaution to protect the floor against sand, cement and other construction elements found during the installation process.

If you have any questions about your materials, please contact us.

Know Your Stone

Natural stone can be classified into two categories according to its composition; siliceous stone or calcareous stone.

Siliceous stone is composed mainly of silica or quartz-like particles. Types of siliceous stone include granite, slate and sandstone.

Calcareous stone is composed mainly of calcium carbonate. Types of calcareous stone include marble, travertine, limestone and onyx.

Stone is a product of nature. It is not possible to guarantee that all the colors and markings on a large stone deposit will be present in every small sample, nor that every characteristic of a sample will be uniformly present in other samples. A sample serves only as to indicate in a general way the color, marking and texture usually found in a variety of species of stone. No two installations will ever be identical because of the stone's characteristics and unique appearance. We assume no responsibility for any faulty installation of our products. We extend no guarantees, expressed or implied as to slipperiness, wear-resistance or maintenance procedure.
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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