TuffSkin Countertop Surface Protection
TuffSkin Countertop Surface Protection
What is TuffSkin?
PROTECT YOUR COUNTERTOPS
WITH TUFFSKIN ®
TuffSkin is a proprietary stone laminate, made from high-tech polyester that is gas permeable but liquid impermeable. Our hard coat technology resists scratching and provides a long product life. TuffSkin adhesive is designed specifically to work with stone.
Precision Stone Design is working closely with Tuffskin to provide you the ultimate protection and care for your countertops and is the leading provider in Chicagoland.
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TuffSkin Surface Protection
A proprietary stone laminate surface protection designed specifically to protect countertops, tables, bars and vanities fabricated from MARBLE, ONYX and TRAVERTINE.
Constructed of 4 mil (.004) optically clear polyester with Stone Release Adhesive System.
Surfaces coated with TS to be cleaned with any non-abrasive cleaner using a soft cloth, paper towel or squeegee.
Allows .4625ccm of vapor transfer per 100 sq in. of TuffSkin in a 24 hr period.
Liquid impermeable and gas permeable.
Can be installed in as clean and dust free environment as possible.
With hard coat technology to resist wear.
Manufactured in two finishes: Gloss and Satin.
TuffSkin Quality Standard
“We have experimented with anti etch products for many years. Nothing compares to TuffSkin with respect to ease of installation, protection provided, great look and ease of replacement. We have been successfully installing in the Bay Area since 2013.”
David Bonasera, CTC, CSI, IICRC, MSI
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TuffSkin Care & Maintenance
Cleaning TuffSkin is simple! You may use any stone cleaner or glass cleaner to clean the surface. Final buffing can be done with a dry micro fiber towel.
Do not use abrasives like Comet or Softscrub. Do not scrub with steel wool or scrape with razor blades.
Do not attempt to peel the product away from stone. TuffSkin is made to be replaceable in case of damage. It is possible to peel it back with a knife or, with enough effort, even a fingernail. Please do not attempt to peel your investment.
TuffSkin peeled away from the stone is intentional damage and is not covered under your warranty.
Use a cutting board. Do not cut, chop, or slice on your counter tops. TuffSkin can be cut and scratched. Respect your beautiful stone tops as if there was no coating. If any section of TuffSkin does scratch, simply call for a removal and replacement service knowing your marble itself is not scratched. Replacement costs are similar to your original invoice cost. This removal and replacement cost over the years is the TuffSkin Maintenance Program. It keeps marble looking better longer and at a low cost with no etching or staining.
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Most frequent questions and answers
TS is a 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 manufactured in roll form.
Yes. Stone protected will not etch.
TS protects against 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 & trivets, just as you would with your natural stone. Should your tops become scratched TS is easily removed and replaced.
TS is very chemical resistant. There are no chemicals that can harm our coating.
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.
Yes, TS it will not turn yellow and has a UV inhibitor built in to the hardcoat. In full sun, it should last approximately 2 years. With a patio cover expect it to last longer.
Depending on use, for instance, our hospitality customers see about 6-10 years before needing replacement. Bars and restaurants replace approximately every 1-4 years and residential customers normally enjoy their TS for approximately 3-5 years. This will truly all depend on how heavy traffic the area is and how perfect you would like the area to appear.
We recommend using any non-abrasive glass or stone cleaner. We also recommend microfiber towels to buff to a perfect shine.