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Specifying stone composite panels

The design and construction of today’s commercial buildings require a seamless integration of high performance with aesthetics and functionality. This must be achieved while containing the material, labor, and installation costs of the products specified.

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Managing the risks of efflorescence

The costs of cleaning efflorescence from grout joints and tile surfaces can range from a lost day on a callback to a financial fortune, depending on the size and type of project on which it occurs. For example, to acid-wash tile on one large project, remediation costs exceeded $100,000 for the labor and the scaffolding.

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