Contractors, homeowners and remodelers today have discriminating tastes when it comes to stonework, tile, marble and rock. Kitchens are fitted with granite or solid surface counters. Grand entries have carved limestone, ceramic or marble tiles. Corporate front offices often have the company logo inlaid in a custom stone floor or mural.
Protecting the Rock Bottom Line
These are the high-class details that wow the end user but can be a headache for suppliers. During transport or final finishing, one scratch or chip is going to send the contractor or designer into a tailspin. Even after installation, a beautiful piece of stonework can be damaged by a dropped hammer, a heavy toolbox or the overspray from a hasty painter.
Stonework can be damaged during:
When carved in stone, even small flaws can have a big impact on your bottom line. Repair, replacement and reinstallation are costly not only in dollars and time, but in goodwill as well. Surface Armor’s protection film can prevent such tiny, but costly, imperfections. The film can be applied during manufacturing, prior to transport or after on-site installation. When everything is ready for the final customer, the protective film can be quickly peeled off, leaving behind nothing but clean, unblemished stone surfaces.
Types of Films
Protective films are classified based on their adhesive type, tack and material.
Adhesive type – This is the product identification number of the adhesive used to attach the protective film to the stone surface.
Tack – Measured in ounces per lateral inch, this defines the amount of adhesive used and the resulting “stickiness” of the metal protection film. Because there are many variables at play, the tack level of most adhesives will be expressed as a range of values rather than a single, specific measurement.
Film/Paper – This indicates the type of plastic or paper that the film is made of.