The marble used to create the Saarinen Pedestal Table and others that we offer undergoes a painstaking selection and finishing process as it’s readied to become part of a long-lasting classic.
Only top grades of marble are chosen from quarries. This select marble is first cut into large blocks, then slabs. After stone masters examine the veining and composition of these slabs and decide how they should be further shaped, they’re machined by CNC cutters with water-cooled diamond-coated blades to exact specifications. Finally, each one is worked by hand and coated with polyester sealant to give it a stain-resistant nonporous surface, available with choice of glossy polished or matte satin finish.
This lengthy process requires the expertise of highly skilled craftsmen to showcase the stone’s natural beauty. Please rest assured that your table’s markings aren’t imperfections but rather the very traits that make it a true one of a kind.
Wipe up spills immediately with a clean, dry cloth. Be especially careful with extremely alkaline or acidic liquids, which can damage marble and other stone surfaces. Apply protective pads to undersides of items being displayed on marble surfaces.
Avoid ammonia, bleach and highly alkaline or acidic cleaners, which can break down the protective sealant on marble surfaces. We recommend the use of StoneTech Stone & Tile Cleaner by Laticrete, which comes in a spray bottle ready for use. Read and follow directions on the container, but in general, spray directly on soiled area and wipe with a clean dry cloth. No need to rinse.