Natural stone used in the home such as kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity counters, coffee table and dinning tables. The natural beauty of marble brings magnificent colour to our home, however in daily use can be subject to oil, vinegar, soy sauce, tea, cola, wine and detergent all of which can stain the surface, even penetrate the stone itself. These stains not only leave unsightly coloured marks, but also take the natural shine away from the stone. Even if the stone is sealed it is still subject to these stains that encourage people who love natural stone to look at alternatives such as engineered quartz or marble textured paper.
Within the marble industry TriaXtone have taken the lead in finding anti-stain solutions. Whatever the marble is to be used for we have solved this problem permanently. Products labeled STAINLESS MARBLE will be damage free from daily contact with liquid or solid pollutants and will not lose the shine of its surface due to corrosion.
This is the most popular white marble Carrara White from Italy. See the stain mark and corrosion shown after the surface has been exposed to various contaminants (rinse and clean after 12 hours of contact)
After the STAINLESS MARBLE process, the surface of the fine white marble is not stained or corroded by various contaminants (rinse and clean after 12 hours of contact).
Why does marble stain so easily? Why can't the stain be removed? Apart from some basalt, most natural stones are composed of mineral components. The gaps between the mineral crystals, the invisible crack lines and pores of the stone itself, leave a channel for the liquid to infiltrate from the surface, deep inside the stone. Even if the marble is of a very dense construction, without cracks and pores, such as fine white, it has 2-3% water absorption. If we sprinkle a coloured liquid, such as coke, on the marble surface, it penetrates into the interior. These stains cannot be removed by subsequent cleaning.
In addition to stains, the reason marble becomes tarnished, on the surface, is that the acid and alkaline substances in the liquid and calcium carbonate within the marble composition including deposits of organic substances react chemically. This damages the structure of the surface and leaves scars. It’s the same principle as how water erodes limestone to create caves and stalactites? Fruits, such as lemon and orange juice, contain acids, even wine and tea contain acids. Vinegar drops will also react violently with marble and bubbles can be seen on the surface.
At present, most of the sealers available in the marketplace can only delay liquid penetration for a short period of time. None can achieve a long-term isolation and none of them can prevent the reaction between acid and marble.
How do we make stainless marble? We apply a super thin layer of a silicon-based material to the surface of marble, this forms a protection barrier on the marble allowing no liquid to penetrate.
TriaXtone STAINLESS MARBLE, the perfect marble product.
Please note that:
- Due to the characteristics of some material used, or the complex shape of the product some cannot have an protective layer applied. Products not marked or labeled with STAINLESS MARBLE, cannot resist stains or corrosion. Please pay attention to the information displayed on the label when purchasing.
- Products marked with STAINLESS MARBLEcan be cleaned with simple washing with water. For stubborn stains, ones that have been completely air dried, use a soft wet cloth. Please do not use hard materials such as steel wool, as damage will be caused to the surface, and destroy the protective layer.
- STAINLESS MARBLEcannot prevent oil-based markers from adhering to the surface. Please keep markers away from your product.
Technological limitations of the product - please follow our Guide of maintenance and cautions to achieve a LIFETIME QUALITY ASSURANCE for your TriaXtone products.