Protecting your Natural Stone in the Northeast USA
TuffSkin does what traditional stone sealers have never been able to achieve. Our high-tech stone TuffSkin protection guarantees and warranties: NO etching; NO staining of natural stone… ever!
With over 36 years of experience in stone care in the Northeast, NE TuffSkin solves challenges daily for the design, hospitality, commercial and residential Real Estate industries and homeowners.
Existing stone owners: You can have your stone refinished and made to look pristine prior to our TuffSkin protection.
For new stone owners: Our operations team will schedule your TuffSkin protection immediately upon your stone installation.
Prevent Etching & Staining on Your Natural Stone
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How It Works
The Extended Warranty for your Stone
Our certified, factory trained uniformed, insured, bonded technicians protect your environment with face, hand and feet coverings. Our Matte, Satin and Gloss proprietary TuffSkin coatings enhance the look, feel and life of your stone slabs. We protect Commercial and Residential Kitchens, Service Areas, Bars, Bathroom Vanities, Tub Decks, Shower seats. Stone top furniture manufacturers and consumers turn to us daily to protect and preserve their valuable pieces.
Protecting your stone with TuffSkin means you never have stone maintenance costs again!
Our leadership team has combined experience of over 70 years in the stone industry. Our team of experts are fully trained in stone repair, refinishing and TuffSkin installation so your experience is fully streamlined. Our turn-key system minimizes your down-time. You will be hard pressed to find a tell-tale sign that we were in your space. Your stone will be stunning and you will never experience the anxiety of owning stone- only the pleasure.
Protect your space, no matter how big or small. TuffSkin is the solution for making impractical stone practical.
Restaurant & Bar
Natural stone slabs are easily susceptible to etching once tables and bars are put in service. Guarantee protection from etching and staining with TuffSkin.
Protect every stone and marble surface of your property from the boardroom to the bathroom.
Your dream design is within reach. When protected by TuffSkin, your kitchen is ready for wine tasting parties, cooking, and baking. Have your cake and eat it too.
LIFE CHANGING TUFFSKIN
“You changed my life with TuffSkin. It has been a privilege being welcomed into "TuffSkin Nation”. Protecting our stone is something I am grateful for. My kids and husband, even more so!”
Thrilled with TuffSkin
“I returned home early Wed night/Thur morning. I woke up early (hardly slept) to a beautiful sunrise on the water. Our TuffSkin looks fantastic. Stacey & I are thrilled. ”
Stacey and Robert B,
Stress Free Marble
“I can have my marble and eat on it, too! I fell in love with beautiful pure White marble at BAS Stone. I was so afraid to use it in my kitchen where I’m always cooking and especially with my active youngsters. Thank goodness for TuffSkin. Our kitchen island is now the center of all eating, homework and projects! Thank you TuffSkin for a stress-free solution.”
“The world’s top Interior Designers can finally agree that each natural stone job requires TuffSkin…
“We were able to use Natural Stone because we had TuffSkin”
“We recommend all our natural stone projects be protected by TuffSkin…WHY? Because it changed my life daily in my home- my kitchen, dining table and bathrooms are all now stress free!”
YES 100% YES- USE TUFFSKIN
“Our hotels guest rooms, restaurants and bars are all “under” the protective barrier that TuffSkin provides 24/7…no more stone maintenance costs- YAY!”
HOUSEWIVES OF TUFFSKIN
“Showing off some gorgeously gleaming marble surfaces, Jennifer Aydin said: “Look at how shiny my marble is! I just had my marble sealed…This is called TuffSkin. You put TuffSkin on top of the marble so that it doesn’t stain” “Now we can put coffee…[and] wine on the marble. ”
Frequently Asked Questions
Why TuffSkin?remove add
Calcium Based Stones like Marble, Onyx, Travertines, and many quartzites etch and stain very easily, sometimes faster than it can be wiped away! No liquid sealer can prevent this issue. TuffSkin provides complete etch and stain protection.
What is TuffSkin?remove add
TS is a high-tech proprietary stone laminate similar to a cell phone screen protector only on a larger scale. It is not a liquid at all. It is 4 mil polyester membrane manufactured in roll form, here in the USA under the strictest Quality Control standards.
Will TS protect my counters from etching?remove add
Yes, stone protected with TuffSkin will never etch. You will thoroughly enjoy your natural stone looking brand new at all times.
Will my countertops scratch?remove add
TS protects against your stone scratching, chipping and stun marks. Although the TS laminate could be damaged, your stone will not. We do recommend the use of cutting boards, placemats & pot holders, just as you would with your natural stone. Should your tops become scratched TS is easily removed and replaced.
What about household Products and Chemicals?remove add
TS is very chemical resistant. There are no chemicals that can harm our coating.
Will TS protect my counters from direct heat?remove add
Yes, TS can take the heat and stay in the kitchen. In the bathroom, blow dryers and curling irons do not affect TS. It can withstand heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Can I install TS outdoors?remove add
Yes, TS it will not turn yellow and has a UV inhibitor built in to the hard coat. In full sun, it should last approximately 2 years. With a patio cover expect it to last longer.
How long will my TS last?remove add
Depending on use, for instance, our hospitality/food and beverage customers see about 5-10 years before needing replacement. Residential customers normally enjoy their TS for approximately 10+ years. This will truly all depend on how heavy traffic the area is and how perfect you would like the area to appear.
How do I clean my TS?remove add
We recommend using any non-abrasive glass or stone cleaner. We also recommend microfiber towels to buff to a perfect finish.
Does a TS installation create smells or VOC’s?remove add
A TS installation is environmentally safe and creates no odors. You can safely be in your premises during installation.
How quickly can I use my counters after an installation?remove add
Maximum bond time is 72 hours, but most countertops can be used within 48 hours after an install.
How much time does it take to install TS?remove add
An average kitchen takes about 4-6 hours. Hotel projects can be completed at 10-25 rooms per day.
What finishes are available for TS?remove add
Satin, Gloss, or Matte are the three finishes available. Satin is used for a high-honed finish, Gloss is used for a polished finish, and Matte is used for a totally flat finish.
How much does does it cost?remove add
TuffSkin is quoted per job including product, installation, and warranty. Prices depend on sizes, quantities, waste factor and service areas. We will be happy to quote any project. TuffSkin is always a great value keeping stone tops looking great.
Does TuffSkin wrap around the edge of the stone?remove add
No, TuffSkin only protects the flat top surface only. We do not see stone damage on edges and gravity helps protect the edges.
Does TuffSkin peel?remove add
TuffSkin never peels on its own. TuffSkin can be peeled back with some effort by humans. We have seen this in bars, especially gaming bars. These types of installations require regular review by staff. We see no issues in home or hotel room installations. TuffSkin is a better way to maintain these surfaces.
What will my countertops look like with TS installed?remove add
Clients most often report that their stone looks remarkably the same with TuffSkin on it. Satin enhances a honed finish, Gloss enhances a polished finish, and Matte leaves a flat finished stone looking perfectly flat.
How do I clean my TuffSkin?remove add
You may use any general cleaner or glass cleaner to clean the surface. Final buffing can be done with a dry microfiber towel.
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