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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Staining Of Natural Stone Products

Article Number

11.12

Condition

STAINING OF NATURAL STONE PRODUCTS

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Natural quarried stone products are subject to staining, even when sealed.

Warranty

None.

Action

None.

Remarks

Quarried stone products, including but not limited to countertops, shower walls, shower seats, backsplashes etc. are products of nature. Stones are porous materials; therefore, any spilled substances, including water, requires immediate attention. Not all stone products are sealed at the time of installation and if unsealed will require application. Regular reapplication of sealant is a part of homeowner maintenance.

Sealers that are applied when installed may prevent some stains. However, even sealed products are susceptible to staining if proper care is not taken.

Stains on stone products like countertops, shower walls, shower seats, etc. not identified on the PDI Form will be excluded from the statutory warranty, unless the homeowner is able to establish that the damage was caused by the builder.

Notes

This Article applies to all conciliations after January 1, 2019.

See also:

  • 11.8 CRACKS IN COUNTERTOP SURFACES
  • 11.10 SEAMS (JOINTS) IN STONE COUNTETOPS ARE TOO WIDE OR OPEN
  • 11.11 SURFACE PITS, FISSURES OR VEINS IN NATURAL STONE COUNTERTOPS
  

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