Hospitality at its core is about creating a welcoming space. When entryways, kitchens and bathrooms have stained stone, tile and grout, they are far from welcoming. Be sure to protect all your jobs with a quick application of a penetrating sealer, because as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure.
Natural stone is one of the oldest, and certainly the most time-tested, of building materials known to man. Its beauty, durability, long life cycle and low-maintenance qualities make it the choice of many architects for commercial and institutional applications.
Each year, manufacturers of tooling and accessories used during the stone production process introduce new product lines that continually increase efficiency and accuracy. The products in the roundup below are just a handful of the many technological advances in this arena that are now available.
See all the products featured in the November 2018 issue of Stone World magazine
November 6, 2018
With numerous stone varieties available, including delicate exotic material, manufacturers of stone care and maintenance products continually work to develop new formulas for their product lines that help to repair, clean and protect stone surfaces. The following is a collection of some of the latest product introductions.
Skudo Universal Plus from Tenax is a strong water-based sealer that provides excellent water-oil stain protection and is ideal for compact materials and stones that are hard to seal. It does not change the appearance of the material and won’t alter the natural breathability of the stone.
Regent Stone Products gives you the perfect kit for sealing, cleaning and polishing your stone countertops. Each bottle of the Cemabond product is an important part to maintaining stone surfaces. Sealing your countertops helps prevent dirt and unwanted liquids to seep into your expensive countertops.
Miracle Heavy Duty Cleaner (Acid Substitute) is a revolutionary patent-pending water-based industrial cleaner designed to remove grout haze, built-up grease, everyday dirt, grime and stains from all ceramic, porcelain, grout, glass and natural stone.
Surface Bonder Ultra is a surfacing adhesive made for an ultra-wide range of surfaces and applications. Surface Bonder Ultra works in extreme weather conditions, indoor and outdoor, and has a high UV resistance, so colors will not fade in the sun.
HMK® S748 Color Enhancing Sealer is a ready-to-use, solvent-based impregnator with color enhancing properties for use on natural stones, artificial stones and terrazzo surfaces that reduces the penetration of water, dirt, oil and grease.
In this issue of Stone World Magazine, read about the upcoming TISE show, we provide solutions for protecting and maintaining natural stone, see the results of Stone World’s annual Purchasing Plan Survey, and much more!