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Tumbled Marble (Limestone)
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Tumbled Limestone / Marble

Tumbled Marble (Limestone)
Highly Textured Face

 

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These pieces of limestone or marble are literally "tumbled" in a machine process that knocks off the edges and roughens textures to create an "antiqued" effect.

Limestone and marble are the same piece of stone.  The name used is determined by the sellers marketing decisions.

There is no need for confusion or problems brought about by misidentification of a surface type, yet it happens all too often. If you would like to see why this is the case and how to properly identify a surfacing material ..... Click here

If you are concerned about doing it yourself - consider that the satisfaction of a project is directly related to your knowledge of what needs to be done and how. Who actually does the work is less important. We estimate that 25% of the usage of Aldon products is by "do it yourself" homeowners and we know they are happy because we hear from them.

MATERIAL DESCRIPTION - With Identifying Characteristics
Typical absorption range =  high

Testing your surfacing for absorption rate

Testing for acid sensitivity

Note this on your worksheet for later reference

  • Wide range of colors, shell patterns, textures.
  • A "soft" look and feel with a high degree of character.
  • High absorption means it must be sealed - see below.
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ADVANTAGES TO THIS MATERIAL
  • The great variety of colors, veining, patterns, allow for a wide spectrum of design options.

  • Can provide a range of feeling from soft elegance to bold statement.
CONSIDERATIONS      (All Are Preventable!)

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  • This stone will etch from acidic liquids. This can be prevented with the correct sealer.
  • To retain the "natural look" and keep grout out of the texture, use "Grout Easy" heavily and to somewhat fill the texture - then grout. Click here to see how "Grout Easy" works.

Following are recommendations for products you may need (in sequence of use ) for whichever of the categories applies to you. Please review each and mark your printed worksheet accordingly.

Layed, But Not Grouted

  1. clean, protect, seal tile - stone - pavers - brick Grout Easy
  2. clean, protect, seal tile - stone - pavers - brick Efflorescence            Treatment       
  3. clean, protect, seal tile - stone - pavers - brick Grout Residue
               Remover  
    (should not be needed after using Grout Easy)     
Grouted, But Not Sealed
  1. clean, protect, seal tile - stone - pavers - brick Grout Residue
               Remover     
  2. clean, protect, seal tile - stone - pavers - brick Efflorescence            Treatment       
  3. .............Sealer ( see below )
  4. clean, protect, seal tile - stone - pavers - brick Lifeguard
  5. Care ........... clean, protect, seal tile - stone - pavers - brick

Sealer Has Been Applied

Important! - First - Click here!

  1. Aldon Products Premium Stripper
  2. ...........Cleaners   ?
  3. ...........Sealer ( see below )
  4. clean, protect, seal tile - stone - pavers - brick Lifeguard
  5. Care .......... clean, protect, seal tile - stone - pavers - brick

Regarding The Sealer Results Shown Below

An Aldon sealer does far more than just bead water and look pretty! To see what that is click here.

Your results may vary somewhat from these pictures due to variations in computer display and the surface materials themselves. Nevertheless, you will be able to see the differences well enough to make good choices. Different areas of the same piece are used as much as possible to minimize raw material variations. Of all the sealers Aldon manufactures, the ones shown are recommended as best suited to this surface type. (Important: If your project has had any sealer applied in the past, it must be evaluated differently. To see why, Click here!)

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Fine Stone Sealer

Water Based - Penetrating/Coating Type

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Picture is Tumbled Limestone/Marble

Tumbled Marble (limestone) with Fine Stone Sealer

  • Sealed in one application.
  • No change to gloss.
  • No change to color.
  • No change to appearance at all.
  • Red arrow shows water drop spreading on unsealed side.
  • Yellow arrow shows water drop maintaining a high bead on the sealed side.

"S-B-S Sealer"
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Solvent Based - Penetrating Type

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Tumbled Marble (limestone) with S-B-S Sealer
  • One Application
  • Some Color Enhancement
  • Medium (matte) to high Gloss depending on number of applications of sealer.

 

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Other care products you might need for this surface type

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Insta-Clean
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Maintain
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Dust Whiz

    clean, protect, seal tile - stone - pavers - brick  * Note: Lifeguard will add another level of gloss to any of the above sealed surfaces.
It also prevents traffic wear to the sealers finish.   ( Add to job list or order )

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