Crystallization of Marble, the bad, the worse and the ugly.
Crystallization of MarbleThe bad, the worse and the ugly. by Glenn Kiyan of Advanced Stone Restoration Hawaiiedited by Steve Patrick It has come to my attention that there are still companies in the “restoration” of natural stone that use the process of Crystallization in Hawaii. One of them is a major franchise service. I often […]READ FULL
Go Green! The natural process to polish your marble.
Go Green!The natural process to polish your marble.by Glenn Kiyan Of Advanced Stone Restoration Hawaiiedited by Steve Patrick In an earlier article, “Crystallization of Marble – The bad, the worse, and the ugly”, I described the adverse effects of marble being polished incorrectly. In this article the correct and ecological choice of polishing marble is […]READ FULL
Stone Needs to Breathe
“Your stone is breathing…” Quite a statement, but in a way natural stone does breathe. Stone has an internal structure that is not totally solid. There are two physical properties found in stone: pores and capillary structures that are interconnected. The structure, size and orientation of these networks affect the degree which moisture can migrate […]READ FULL
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. […]READ FULL