Does the marble stand the test of time? Will it stain or chip if, for
codiecodieApril 27, 2014
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Diana Bier Interiors, LLC
Marble is beautiful, and I love it. This is a polished Calacatta, creamy white with gray and taupe veining. It does chip just in normal wear and tear, that is I haven't dropped anything on it to cause chipping. It will stain if you leave colored substances on it, like mouthwash, makeup, and could be completed etched by nail polish remover. Even water will cause etching, a slight dulling of the polished surface, and the hard water in the shower really does cause discoloration and etching. I love the vanity tops, but the shower floor I wouldn't do again.
I'd considered using it in the kitchen, but after subjecting a sample of honed Danby marble to red wine, lemon juice, tomatoes, and coffee, I realized that it's just too much upkeep to keep from being stained. For a kitchen I'd go with engineered quartz.
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Good morning folks, I've been restoring natural stone for over 20 years. Until a few monthes ago there was no acceptable product in the world that could be applied to marble countertops that both looked great and prevented 100% of all stains and acid etching. We are currently the only company in the country certified by the manufacturer to apply a brand new revolutionary coating for marble. Yes it is a coating but this product will turn the marble industry upside down. For years people have been afraid to put marble in their kitchens. We have been working to perfect the complicated application process and I have to tell you that the finished product is absolutely beautiful. Upon completion of the application the marble looks like a reflection of crystal clear water while maintaining the depth and beauty of the marble. The best part about this coating is that it will prevent acid etching, stains from any product you can imagine including tomatoe sauce, wine, soda and even hydrochloride acid!! I will be posting pictures if the finished product in a few days. This coating can either be highly polished or honed. I know there will be skeptics. I was until I saw it with my own eyes. It truly is an amazing product.
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Is this product available now and if so, who do I contact?
1 Like    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 4:36AM
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what product did you use for the backslash?
    Bookmark   September 9, 2014 at 5:55PM
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Diana Bier Interiors, LLC
The backsplash is 1" x 2" mini-bricks in Calacatta marble.
1 Like    Bookmark   November 21, 2014 at 4:19AM
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