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Improving on nature from Home & Living Trends volume 2404
For thousands of years, natural stone has been a popular – and highly practical – surface for kitchen countertops. Indeed, it still is, with the main drawback being its potential for staining.
Now, natural stone supplier Innovative Stone™ has developed PermaShield®, which protects the stone using a proprietary process, but without affecting or altering its surface or leaving added color or coating. Unlike a sealer, which is poured onto the surface, with limited control, after installation in the home, PermaShield is applied in state-of-the-art facilities by certified professionals. The process ensures it gets into microscopic crevices where bacteria can hide or stains develop. Because PermaShield creates an impermeable surface, spills and bacteria can be wiped away with normal cleaning.
Also, sealers may contain harmful chemicals, whereas countertops protected by PermaShield are the only natural stone surfaces certified by NSF International, the Public Health and Safety Company™ and the Greenguard® Environmental Institute as safer surfaces for countertops and for preserving indoor air quality.
In fact, natural stone tops, such as Everlife™, receive complete PermaShield protection before they are ever delivered through your door.
For details about Everlife natural stone countertops with integrated PermaShield protection, visit: www.everlifestone.com or www.permashield.com.
Everlife™ natural stone countertops by Innovative Stone™ have PermaShield® protection.
Innovative StoneTM, a New York-based global supplier of natural stone that was founded by CEO Karen Pearse in 1981, has developed PermaShieldÂ®, a revolutionary technology that protects natural stone through a proprietary process unlike anything else on the market. PermaShield is not a sealer. Instead, it is applied in a controlled environment at Innovative Stone's state-of-the-art facilities to ensure maximum quality. Typical sealers are often applied over the countertop inside the home just after installation, potentially leaving a chemical film surface. PermaShield protects beneath tiny crevices that collect oil and water, in areas where stains can develop. As such, PermaShield does not affect or alter the surface of the stone, leaving no added color or coating. The result is a 100% natural stone surface that is stain-resistant, easy to care for and worry-free.
Stonemark countertops with PermaShieldÂ® protection were named among The Home Depot's Top 10 Innovative Products for 2007. Natural stone countertops protected by PermaShield include EverlifeTM (www.everlifestone.com), offered by Innovative StoneTM certified professionals.
With PermaShield, the microscopic paths in natural stone that bacteria seek out are treated to repel their presence. With no place to hide and adhere, bacteria are simply wiped away with normal cleaning. Surprisingly, the application of PermaShield does not significantly increase the price of natural stone.