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Archive for the ‘ Marble ’ Category

3 Reasons to Consider Marble

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Here are a few things about marble to consider.

Often because of the steep price, many people shy away from using marble in their constructions projects. Although marble might not be your first choice, it comes with several benefits that help outweigh its costs. Here are a few things about marble to consider.

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How to Get Stains Out of Marble

Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Marble surfaces provide a unique look – elegant and sophisticated. The only real drawback to marble is its susceptibility to potential stains and grazing.

Marble surfaces provide a unique look – elegant and sophisticated. It is often seen as a status symbol in homes. Though a big investment, marble provides a timeless look to a home and has its advantages, being a long term durable substance that it will withstand the test of time as well as adding potential re-sale value to your home. The only real drawback to marble is its susceptibility to potential stains and grazing. So now that you’ve made the investment, you must uphold your purchase, or let it be made in vain. Marble is commonly used in business furnishings as well. (more…)

Differences Between Limestone and Marble

Friday, March 10th, 2017
limestone and marble differences

While the stones might seem similar, there are many limestone and marble differences.

Three of the most popular materials for remodeling are granite, marble, and limestone. While the stones might seem similar, there are many limestone and marble differences. Here is the lowdown on these two popular building materials and the things that make them beautifully different. (more…)

The Difference Between Limestone and Marble

Thursday, October 13th, 2016
limestone and marble

Marble is a metamorphic rock, the result of a transformation of pre-existing rock.

For centuries, limestone and marble have been used to create man-made monuments and structures. The Great Pyramid of Giza was one of the first architectural marvels crafted with limestone. So what exactly is the difference between limestone and marble? Here’s a look into what makes these stones so unique. (more…)

Maintaining and Restoring Historic Marble and Limestone Structures

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
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Marble and limestone are the stones of history, and we must do our part to preserve them.

Stone is one of the most enduring construction materials, and has throughout history been a lasting testament to architecture. Marble and limestone, valued for their versatility and beauty, are two of the most common materials used in historic structures. But despite their tenacity, even marble and limestone will suffer from wear over time. Pollution and urbanization are contributing to stone deterioration faster than ever before.
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The Benefits of Marble Flooring Restoration

Friday, April 29th, 2016
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While marble is incredibly durable, marble floor restoration is needed to maintain its full beauty.

Few types of flooring can match the benefits of marble. This natural stone is not only beautiful but it offers many other advantages over wood, carpet and even many other stone materials. It can be used in a wide variety of applications, including commercial settings, personal residences and places such as hotel lobbies, ballrooms and more. However, after many years of foot traffic, there is a good chance that your marble flooring  is in need of repair, cleaning or other restoration services. By allowing a professional marble restoration company to conduct this maintenance you’ll always enjoy the benefits that marble flooring has to offer. (more…)

4 Benefits of Constructing with Marble

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Using marble in a construction project can stretch a few budgets, but the benefits outweigh the initial price tag and provide a solid return on your investment.

If you’re about to embark on a new construction project, let’s take a look at the many benefits of using marble as your main resource.

marble, masonry

If you’re about to embark on a new construction project, let’s take a look at the many benefits of using marble as your main resource.

Heat Resistance

Some construction materials have a hard time dealing with the heat. The sun’s rays can actually start to wear down certain materials, and you also may have to deal with the material being hot to the touch on especially blistering days. When marble is used in a project, however, it’s beneficial because it offers uniformity in the temperature levels throughout a home, building or other structure. In the summer, marble allows for a naturally cooler temperature than structures not made from marble. (more…)

The Rundown on Marble

Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Here’s the rundown on marble.

Marble is a beautiful material to use for outdoor projects of any kind. Marble can evoke a particularly classy feeling for those who see it standing outside of their establishment. There are plenty of reasons to love it, but is it always the best choice for your structure? We’ve got the rundown on marble this week and we’re going to tell you some common issues with its upkeep. Let’s take a look. (more…)

Benefits of Building with Marble in Maryland

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

A metamorphic rock that varies widely in density, patterning, and color, “marble” is derived from the Greek word marmaros, which means “shining stone.” Though typically thought of as a material for countertops and sculpture, marble has many practical applications in commercial masonry as well. Some of the stone’s uniquely beneficial properties are:building with marble

Permanence

The chief advantage of marble construction is in the material’s durability and strength. Constructing any structure, monument, or building with marble assures that it will last a long time and maintain its beautiful appearance. When building with marble you can be sure that you are not just building a permanent fixture for your business, but also for many businesses and people who will use it after your lifetime, making marble a wise choice for the environmentally conscious.

Versatility

Marble has a wide variety of applications within commercial masonry and can be used to build countertops, flooring, bars, tables, steps, monuments, and even entire buildings. Building with marble assures that whatever you choose to construct, your masonry will have a permanent and unique beauty, unrivaled by almost any other construction material.

Fire Resistance

While building with marble may prove more expensive initially than other materials, marble’s extreme heat and fire resistance ensures that, in the unfortunate event of a fire or other heat related disaster, your structure will remain standing strong. Many Maryland insurance companies will offer lower premiums, especially on fire insurance, to commercial masonry that utilizes marble construction.

Low Maintenance

Using Marble construction in commercial masonry also guarantees easy maintenance. Marble is very easy to clean, often just requiring a quick rinse and wipe to eliminate most stains or clinging debris. Additionally, and unlike many other construction materials, marble will never require painting and re-painting, saving time and expense over its very long lifecycle.

Do You Need Marble Construction/ Restoration?

At Del Prete Masonry we have the expertise to build, restore, and care for all types of residential and commercial masonry, especially those utilizing marble construction. We’re to here to help you plan and build the marble (or any other kind of stone) structure that fits your needs, with quality materials and service.

To find out more about your masonry options and building with marble, please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us atmike@delpretemasonry.com. We serve Baltimore City, County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. Keep up with our blog for masonry related information, and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

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Tips for Marble Maintenance and Restoration

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Marble maintenanceMarble can be a difficult stone to take care of. It’s incredibly porous, so if something gets spilled on it or it isn’t maintained properly, it’s going to eventually begin to change color and will be less attractive than it was when you first installed it. On the other hand, marble can age gracefully and become even more attractive as it gets older. There isn’t a lot of work required to maintain your marble; however, it is important that you put in the time and effort to keep it stain free.

3 Tips for Marble Care and Maintenance

  1. Seal it – No matter what you’re using marble for, you need to make sure that it’s sealed right after installation and fairly regularly after that. A sealant will help repel food, liquid, and other things that can easily soak right into the marble and cause stains. If you hire a good commercial masonry contractor to install and care for your marble, he or she should seal it when it’s first installed anyway.
  2. Clean it – You should be cleaning your marble regularly. Make it a part of your daily routine to ensure that it gets done and stays looking good. It’s important to remember not to use harsh cleaners on marble, though. Marble maintenance requires gentle cleaning and caretaking. Use a soft cloth to clean marble on a daily basis – you can also use distilled water if you need to clean something a little more stuck on. Never use anything acidic on a marble surface.
  3. Protect it – Apart from using a sealer, there are other ways to protect your marble surface. If your marble surface is indoors, you should make sure that you’re always using some type of protector between any liquid and the marble. Don’t sit food or drink directly on marble at any time, as it could stain the marble. If your marble is outside, you’re going to have a tougher time maintaining and protecting it. You can’t control the weather or other people. Your best bet is to cover your structure when you’re expecting rain or to make sure that it’s very well-sealed.

Marble Cleaning and Restoration

It’s not always possible to keep marble at 100% — sometimes you need an expert to come in and clean it up or restore it. That’s where Del Prete comes in. Restoring marble on your own can be a tough chore that requires a good bit of knowledge. Having the professionals do it ensures that your marble will look (almost) like new again. It’ll save you a lot of time and headaches! o find out more about your masonry options andtaking care of marble, please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us atmike@delpretemasonry.com. We serve Baltimore City, County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. Keep up with our blog for masonry related information, and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

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