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The properties of natural stones are highly attractive and tempt anyone to install it in exterior and interior spaces. The natural beauty of the stones is inspiring and cool. However, the glamor of rock cannot last long as wear & tear process fad it. When we see a big crack in kitchen countertop, our heart also breaks. When some spills spoil the patio paving appearance permanently, it also spoils our mood during the party.

Types of Damages Occur to Your Stone Surfaces

I have observed at least seven types of damage occur to the stone surfaces or natural stone pavers.

Staining:

Oil, fruit juices, wine, and even clogged water can cause staining. Staining damage the texture and color of the stone temporary to permanent.

Staining
Etching

Etching:

Dull surface due to acidic solutions like lime juice, vinegar, ammonia, and strong detergents can cause permanent damage in the form of different patches.

Scratches: 

When objects with material harder than the stone rubbed with surfaces, they leave the scratched surface and spoils the natural appearance of stones.

Scratches
ImpactHit Damage

Impact/Hit Damage: 

Heavy objects when fall and hit the stone surfaces beyond the threshold, it can break or crack the stone mass.

Extreme Heat or Cold Damage: 

When you place a hot utensil or spill of very hot water occurs, it can cause thermal soak and cracks the stones. Similarly, frost or snowfall in winter can damage stone surfaces permanently.

Extreme Heat or Cold Damage
Hazing

Hazing: 

Hazy or cloudy appearance occur to the stone surfaces due to soap foams in wet areas, and lichen or fungus in outdoor applications damage the stones.

Cracks: 

Due to improper installation, heavy loads, fabrication or miss handling cracks or fractures occur. Sometimes, natural fissures open up due to heavy stress on the stone mass in the long duration.

Cracks

 

Of course, I have illustrated only the most common occurrences here, but a variety of damages takes place, particularly in outdoor stone applications where chances are high due to open spaces & types of usages. For instance, the opening of seams and chips due to wear & tear as well as the use of low-quality material to fill the cracks in the stones. The same goes true for grouts, particularly in baths, sinks, and other wet areas of interiors and exteriors.

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