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The Beauty of Stone

Precious, semi-precious, natural stone driveways, walkways, fireplaces, or jutting skyward such as the straight edge red rock cliffs of Sedona. There is a beauty within stone that many see and take for granted everyday without ever stopping to consider.

A part of its magnificent beauty lies in the fact that no two stones are identical. They may appear similar, however, if you look closely you will see the unique characteristics of each stone. Natural stone is created by centuries of wind and water working in unison with the other elements such as soil, sun, snow and ice.

Because each stone is unique in size, shape, color and texture, man cannot precisely duplicate nor capture its beauty with neither machine nor technology.

Have you ever noticed the veins that run through granite and marble, or the specific texture of lime or sandstone? Man, continuously attempts to recreate this beauty and magnificence however he cannot. Thus, the term “faux” stone.

The word “faux” means false. False stone is a man made creation. It is a combination of chemicals mixed with sand, gravel and sometimes quartz crystals then molded and either painted or stained to give the appearance of natural stone.

Some men or companies make very good faux stones. Nevertheless, careful attention to the detail will show that every vein is identical. Every line of texture is exact. This defeats the purpose of attempting to appear natural.

Stone has been the builders’ material of choice for homebuilding, countertops, fireplaces, shelving units, floors and much more for hundreds of years. Stonewalls hold in the cool in the summer and the heat in the winter. It is one of nature’s most resilient insulators.

Floors made of stone are sturdier and last longer than those of most manmade materials. A stone fireplace and mantel cannot be equaled in beauty, strength and longevity.

The next time you think about making a change in your home, think stone. Natural stone, not the faux kind, which quiet, simply cannot compare.

 

Case Study 1 & 2

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Travertine Floor Polishing

Our experienced stone specialist can identify problems and  have corrective solutions. Learn more...

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Granite Restoration

Advanced Stone can restore badly maintained flamed granite floors. Learn more...

Case Study 3 & 4

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Limestone Polishing

ASR Hawaii resurfaced the limestone floors to remove etch marks & stains, then polished to a better-than-factory shine.   Learn more...

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Marble Floor Polishing

The standard phases of professional marble polishing include: prepping, grinding, honing, polishing, & sealing. Learn more...

Case Study 5 & 6

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Travertine Etch Removal

For calcite based floors, whether sealed or not, etching occurs when the acid reacts to the calcium in the travertine.       Learn more...

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Travertine Rust Removal

Pots and plants with metal holders can leave rust stains. Resurfacing and/or chemicals are needed. Learn more...

Case Study 7 & 8

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Granite Repair

Granite repairs come in all shapes & sizes. The good news is granite can be repaired to factory condition, if not better. Learn more...

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Marble Chip Repair

Accidents happen. Luckily, if its natural stone, it can be repaired.  Learn more...

Case Study 9 & 10

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Re-leveling Marble

This threshold needed to be re-leveled and polished back to factory finish as if there was never any problem.  Learn more...

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Travertine Restoration

Advanced Stone Restoration flattened the floor to remove extreme lippage between tiles.   Learn more...

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