Police Headquarters Southeast Hessen, Germany

For almost 900 employees of the Hessian police, a striking new building with a net floor space of around 68,400 m² was built during the construction period from 2018 - 2021. By bundling…

For almost 900 employees of the Hessian police, a striking new building with a net floor space of around 68,400 m² was built during the construction period from 2018 - 2021. By bundling them in one place, the consolidation of central organisational units at one location is made possible. In addition to the necessary high safety requirements, it was possible to give the building an inviting character.

The flooring of the foyer was designed with Anröchter Grün limestone, which originates from Germany. The grey-green colouring gives the entrance area a touch of purist elegance. To effectively protect the material from water, oil and grease stains, Lithofin STAINSTOP >W< was applied to an area of approx. 1,000 m². The water-based impregnation protects absorbent ceramic, natural and concrete stone coverings against stains. It also facilitates further maintenance care.

Tasks

The flooring of the foyer was designed with Anröchter Grün limestone, which originates from Germany. The grey-green colouring gives the entrance area a touch of purist elegance. To effectively protect the material from water, oil and grease stains, Lithofin STAINSTOP >W< was applied to an area of approx. 1,000 m². The water-based impregnation protects absorbent ceramic, natural and concrete stone coverings against stains. It also facilitates further maintenance care.

Surface

Flooring in the foyer

Anröchter Green

Total area approx. 1,000 m²

 

Done by
GOLDBECK Süd GmbH Im Oberfeld 5 83026 Rosenheim www.goldbeck.de
Used products
Lithofin STAINSTOP >W<
Execution time
2018 to 2021
Taunusturm, Frankfurt Main

The Taunusturm is located in the heart of Frankfurt and offers approx. 60,000m² of high-end office space that leaves nothing to be desired. The architecture is of puristic elegance and…

The Taunusturm is located in the heart of Frankfurt and offers approx. 60,000m² of high-end office space that leaves nothing to be desired. The architecture is of puristic elegance and its aesthetics are supported by the use of high-grade building materials. The entrance and lobby are designed with Semi Regio limestone. 

Tasks

The surface of more than 700m² was first honed and then cleaned with Lithofin ASR and Lithofin MN Power-Clean. Afterwards it was treated with Lithofin STAINSTOP >W< to make it water and oil repellent.

Surface

Semi Regio, honed

Flooring, approx. 700 m² (approx. 7,000 sq. feet)

Done by
Stoffaneller GmbH August-Schanz-Str. 27 a, D-60433 Frankfurt am Main www.stoffaneller.de
Used products
Lithofin ASR, Lithofin MN Power-Clean, Lithofin STAINSTOP >W<
Execution time
2016 to 2016
Severin*s Resort & Spa, Sylt

The 5* Superior Hotel Severin*s Resort & Spa is located in the heart of the island of Sylt, surrounded by the idyllic nature of the island and offering a breathtaking view of the Sylt…

The 5* Superior Hotel Severin*s Resort & Spa is located in the heart of the island of Sylt, surrounded by the idyllic nature of the island and offering a breathtaking view of the Sylt Wadden Sea. The complex consists of a main house as well as further apartment buildings in Keitum and Morsum. Architecturally the buildings embody the traditional Frisian architectural style. Natural and noble materials lend the rooms the charm typical for Sylt. In the luxurious buildings, suites and apartments, the spacious wellness area and all public areas were designed with Jura limestone, quartzite spa rouge and Belgian granite. 

Tasks

In the last step of the construction phase, all natural stone surfaces were cleaned with Lithofin MN Power-Clean. After complete drying of the Jura limestone and quartzite Spa rouge surfaces, they were impregnated with Lithofin MN Stain-Stop to provide effective protection against water and oil. Lithofin Stain-Stop PLUS was applied to dark surfaces such as Belgian Granite Lithofin in order to intensify the colour and at the same time provide effective protection against water, oil and grease stains.

 

In:

Severin*s Resort & Spa

5* Superior luxury hotel on Sylt, Germany

Surface

Floor and wall coverings, bathrooms and spa area:

JURA limestone, yellow and blue-grey;

Belgian granite;

Quartzite Spa Rouge;

Total area approx. 2.700 m²

Done by
KMD Natursteine GmbH & Co. KG | KMD Projekt GmbH Südstraße 15, 99867 Gotha | www.kmd-natursteine.de
Used products
Lithofin MN Power-Clean, Lithofin MN Stain-Stop, ithofin Stain-Stop PLUS
Execution time
2014 to 2016
Diocesan Museum Rottenburg, Germany

The Diözesanmuseum Rottenburg is one of the oldest diocesan museums in Germany and traces its origins back to the purchase of the collection of old German paintings in 1862.…

The Diözesanmuseum Rottenburg is one of the oldest diocesan museums in Germany and traces its origins back to the purchase of the collection of old German paintings in 1862. Reconstruction measures in 1992 have since enabled the building to be used as a museum. The floor in the foyer and museum area was laid with the high-maintenance Italian sandstone Pietra Serena. Over time, this had built up dark layers of dirt and care products, which meant that the original colour and structure were no longer recognisable.

A basic cleaning of the floor covering in the museum area was carried out in 2016 to 2017. To protect the exhibits, the humidity was always monitored during the cleaning work.

In sections, the alkaline special cleaner Lithofin ASR was applied by machine. Neutralisation was achieved by applying highly diluted Lithofin MN Builders' Clean. Finally, the natural stone was impregnated with the water-based product Lithofin STAINSTOP >W< to permanently facilitate maintenance cleaning. For optimal maintenance of the fine-rough material, the purchase of a battery-operated cleaning machine was recommended. This has since been used successfully with Lithofin MN Wash & Clean.

Tasks

In sections, the alkaline special cleaner Lithofin ASR was applied by machine. Neutralisation was achieved by applying highly diluted Lithofin MN Builders' Clean. Finally, the natural stone was impregnated with the water-based product Lithofin STAINSTOP >W< to permanently facilitate maintenance cleaning. For optimal maintenance of the fine-rough material, the purchase of a battery-operated cleaning machine was recommended. This has since been used successfully with Lithofin MN Wash & Clean.

Surface

Pietra Serena, Italian sandstone

Flooring, approx. 700 m²

 

Done by
Harald Huber Schleiftechnik |Am Kirchberg 3, 74906 Bad Rappenau | www.huber-schleiftechnik.de
Used products
Lithofin ASR, Lithofin Zementschleier- und Rostentferner, Lithofin FLECKSTOP >W<, Lithofin MN Wischpflege
Execution time
2016 to 2017
State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart

The state Parliament building was opened in 1961 as the first genuine new parliament building to be constructed in the 20th century on the European continent. Over the course of the last…

The state Parliament building was opened in 1961 as the first genuine new parliament building to be constructed in the 20th century on the European continent. Over the course of the last three years the building was completely renovated in order to stay at the state of the art.

As part of the restoration process a total area of 2,500 square meters of honed Travertine were restored to their original appearance.

 

 

Tasks

In a first step adhesive residues had to be removed with Lithofin WAX-OFF. Subsequently care product residues were quickly and efficiently removed with the alkaline special cleaner Lithofin ASR.

 

After mechanical cleaning with a polishing machine, Lithofin MN Power-Clean was used to remove all further construction residues. Once clean and dry, the natural stone surfaces were carefully treated with an impregnator. Exterior surfaces were treated with Lithofin MN Stain-Stop whilst the interiors were protected with Lithofin STAINSTOP >W<. Both products protect natural stone against the penetration of water, oil, grease and general dirt while at the same time facilitating maintenance.

 

 

In:

State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart

 

Surface

Travertine, honed

Floor covering, approx. 2,500 m²

Done by
Michael Strohmayr Steinbodentechnik, 86153 Augsburg |www.strohmayr.eu
Used products
Lithofin WAX-OFF, Lithofin ASR, Lithofin MN Power-Clean, Lithofin MN Stain-Stop, Lithofin STAINSTOP >W<
Execution time
2016 to 2016
COMO The Treasury, Australien

Perth’s State Building, also known as the Old Treasury Buildings, form one of Western Australia’s most significant heritage precincts. With a history spanning 140 years, these three…

Perth’s State Building, also known as the Old Treasury Buildings, form one of Western Australia’s most significant heritage precincts. With a history spanning 140 years, these three interconnected buildings had been vacant for almost 20 years.

Prior to construction Lithofin Australia was approached by Built Construction to specify cleaning, protection and future maintenance system for a variety of natural stone including travertine bathroom tiles and mosaics and limestone vanities located in the hotels bathrooms.

 

 

Tasks

Builders’ dirt and grout residues were softened and removed from the bathroom floors and walls with Lithofin MN Power-Clean using a nylon pad attached to a floor scrubbing machine so as not to damage the composition of the stone surface. Once clean and dry, all surfaces were carefully treated with Lithofin MN Stain-Stop protecting the tiles, mosaics, vanities and grout lines from the penetration of water, oil, grease and general dirts while facilitating maintenance.

Regular cleaning is being completed with Lithofin MN Easy-Care to remove dirt residues while preserving the stone.

 

In:

COMO The Treasury

Perth, WA 6000 Australia

Surface

Travertine

Limestone

Done by
Commercial Tiling Services WA East Perth, WA 6004 Australien http://www.commercialtiling.com.au Built. Sydney NSW 2000 Australien http://www.built.com.au Sealwerxwa Bullsbrook WA 6084 Australien http://sealwerx.com.au
Used products
Lithofin MN Power-Clean, Lithofin MN Stain-Stop, Lithofin MN Easy-Care
Execution time
2016 to 2016
Hotel Therme Bad Teinach, Bad Teinach

The 4-star superior Hotel Therme Bad Teinach is located in the northern Black Forest. Architecturally, a mix of aesthetics and elegant, natural materials was created. This concept also…

The 4-star superior Hotel Therme Bad Teinach is located in the northern Black Forest. Architecturally, a mix of aesthetics and elegant, natural materials was created. This concept also characterises the newly designed spa area.
High-quality tiles and natural stone made of Brazilian quartzite and Nero Assoluto were laid and grouted over an area of more than 3,000 m². The selection of suitable materials was challenging due to the high sodium content of the Teinacher mineral water. Due to its properties in terms of slip resistance, degree of hardness and resistance to environmental influences, the light yellow Brazilian quartzite used is ideally suited for use in the swimming pool and wellness area of the Hotel Therme Bad Teinach.

Tasks

To protect the laid natural stone surfaces, the surfaces were impregnated with Lithofin STAINSTOP >W< before grouting with epoxy resin mortar. In this way, residues could be quickly removed from the surfaces and deposits caused by the water could be prevented.

Based on a water analysis by the Bad Teinach municipal administration, Lithofin prepared a property-specific cleaning recommendation. In this way, the material properties and appearance of the materials should be preserved in the long term.

 

At:

Hotel Therme Bad Teinach, Bad Teinach

Surface

Brazilian quartzite, Nero Assoluto

Flooring, approx. 3,000 m²

Done by
Processing company: Fliesen-und Natursteinatelier Clemens Fauth | Schönklingstr.1, 75339 Höfen an der Enz | Tel. 07081/6880 | Fax.07081/6895 | Fauth-Fliesen@T-Online.de ||| Architekt: FLUMDESIGN | Goldbekplatz 2, 22303 Hamburg | Tel. 040 27 16 36 60 | Fax. 040 27 16 36 61 | flumdesign@flumdesign.de
Used products
imprgenated with Lithofin STAINSTOP >W< before grouting with Mapei epoxy grouts
Execution time
2017 to 2017
Achalm Hotel & Restaurant, Reutlingen

Located on the sunny side of the so-called Hausberg in Reutlingen, the Achalm Hotel & Restaurant offers fantastic views of the Swabian countryside. The entrance, breakfast area, spa and…

Located on the sunny side of the so-called Hausberg in Reutlingen, the Achalm Hotel & Restaurant offers fantastic views of the Swabian countryside. The entrance, breakfast area, spa and swimming pool were all finished in in rough quartzite. Bathrooms and restrooms were finished in Jura limestone and Nero Assoluto.

Tasks

First the surfaces were thoroughly cleaned with Lithofin MN Power-Clean. To further enhance the appearance of the natural stone surfaces and to protect them against the penetration of oil and water, they were treated with Lithofin Stainstop PLUS and Lithofin STAINSTOP >W<.

 

In:

Achalm, Hotel & Restaurant Reutlingen

Achalm (Gewand) 2, 72766 Reutlingen

 

Surface

Quartzite

Jura-Limestone

Nero Assoluto

Done by
Natursteinverlegearbeiten:Gustav Vöhringer GmbH | Dottinger Str. 36, 72525 Münsingen Oberflächenbehandlung: Huber Schleiftechnik | Am Kirchberg 3, 74906 Bad Rappenau
Used products
Lithofin MN Power-Clean, Lithofin STAINSTOP >W<, Lithofin Stainstop PLUS
Execution time
2014 to 2014
Panda enclosure, Berlin Zoo

The only pair of panda bears currently living in Germany moved into their new home at Berlin Zoo on 5 July 2017, which they will inhabit for the next 15 years. A new state-of-the-art…

The only pair of panda bears currently living in Germany moved into their new home at Berlin Zoo on 5 July 2017, which they will inhabit for the next 15 years. A new state-of-the-art enclosure with more than 5,000 m² was built to ensure species-appropriate husbandry.

Apart from Berlin Zoo, only seven other zoos in Europe are home to panda bears. The visitors' area was therefore to be uniquely designed to invite visitors to linger. For this purpose, curved forms were made of concrete in an elaborate special production. The challenge in the final installation of round elements was to create a seamless transition. Beton und Naturstein Babelsberg (BNB) succeeded beyond doubt. Since 2017, zoo visitors have been able to marvel at the panda bears while lingering on high-quality seating. These are made in such a way that they also serve as a bed border in a harmonious bamboo design.

 

Tasks

To keep the material stain-free and bright for the numerous visitors in the long term, the concrete was treated with the impregnation Lithofin STAINSTOP >W<. In this way, the protective treatment has an oil-, water- and stain-repellent effect and prevents staining.

Surface

Concrete, ground

Flooring, approx. 5,000 m²

 

Done by
Beton und Naturstein Babelsberg GmbH, 14482 Potsdam | www.bnb-potsdam.de
Used products
Lithofin STAINSTOP >W<
Execution time
2017 to 2017
Audi Forum, Ingolstadt

The Audi Forum in Ingolstadt offers a wide variety of activities. The myth of the brand Audi as well as numerous cultural and culinary events have already attracted more than five hundred…

The Audi Forum in Ingolstadt offers a wide variety of activities. The myth of the brand Audi as well as numerous cultural and culinary events have already attracted more than five hundred thousand people from all over the world.

Tasks

In the entrance area and the area where customers pick up their new cars 1.550m² of honed Nero Assoluto were cleaned and then treated with an impregnator. The basic cleaning was achieved with Lithofin ASR. The following protective treatment with Lithofin Stainstop PLUS rendered the surface water and oil repellent while at the same time accentuating its natural colour.

 

In:

Audi Forum Ingolstadt

Surface

Nero Assoluto, honed

Floors, approx. 1,550 m²

 

Done by
Michael Strohmayr, D-86153 Augsburg | www.strohmayr.eu
Used products
Lithofin ASR, Lithofin Stainstop PLUS
Execution time
2012 to 2012
Auckland Art Gallery (Toi O Tamaki)

The Auckland Art Gallery (Toi O Tamaki) shows a wide variety of New Zealand historic and modern art as well as works by Maori and Pacific Islands artists. Since the expansion of the…

The Auckland Art Gallery (Toi O Tamaki) shows a wide variety of New Zealand historic and modern art as well as works by Maori and Pacific Islands artists. Since the expansion of the gallery building, more than one million people have visited the extensive collection.

 

Tasks

The new part of the building features a material mix of wood, glass and natural stone. The floors and wall claddings are done in Jura Limestone. In order to protect the stone from staining, the complete surface was treated with Lithofin STAINSTOP ›W‹. Auckland Art Gallery was named building of the year at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore.

 

In:

Auckland Art Gallery (Toi O Tamaki)

Surface

Jura Limestone, polished and honed

Floors and walls, approx. 1,600 m²

Done by
Italian Stone Ltd., New Lynn, Auckland | www.italianstone.co.nz
Used products
Lithofin STAINSTOP >W<
Execution time
2013 to 2013
European Patent Office, Munich (Germany)

Building Pschorr Höfe 8 covers a surface area of approx. 55.000 m². A floor surface of about 3,500 m² as well as an impressive drag-staircase was done with a brushed Yellow Brazil…

Building Pschorr Höfe 8 covers a surface area of approx. 55.000 m². A floor surface of about 3,500 m² as well as an impressive drag-staircase was done with a brushed Yellow Brazil Granite.

Tasks

After installation, the surface was cleaned with Lithofin MN Builders' Clean. The finishing treatment was done with Lithofin STAINSTOP >W<, to make the natural stone water and oil repellent.

 

In:

European Patent Office,

Munich (Germany)

Surface

Yellow Brasil, brushed

Floor covering and stairs, approx. 3,500 m² (approx. 37,500 sq. feet)

 

Done by
Marmor Peter GmbH, D-87656 Germaringen | www.marmor-peter.de
Used products
Lithofin MN Builders' Clean, Lithofin STAINSTOP >W<
Execution time
2005 to 2007
Kolumba Museum, Cologne

The Kolumba Museum presents art in a unique setting: it is built on top of the ruins of an old Gothic church in the middle of downtown Cologne, Germany. The 'New Building', designed by…

The Kolumba Museum presents art in a unique setting: it is built on top of the ruins of an old Gothic church in the middle of downtown Cologne, Germany. The 'New Building', designed by the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, combines the unique archaeological excavation skilfully with the modern. Sponsored by the Archbishopric of Cologne, the Museum's concept is to be a place of reflection.  

A bright spectrum of art works can be admired in the 'New Building' of the Diocesemuseum, founded in 1853. The extraordinary collection extends from the late antiquity to the modern present. The paintings and sculptures are displayed in 17 rooms with an exhibition space total of 1,750m².   

A total of 2,000 m² of the exhibition space, stairways and the administration are done in Terraplan, a type of Terrazzo. Lithofin MPP  was used to polish the surface to a high gloss. The final treatment was Lithofin MN Stain-Stop to make the surface water and oil repellent as well as low-maintenance.

 

Tasks

Lithofin MPP was used to polish the surface to a high gloss.

The final treatment was Lithofin MN Stain-Stop to make the surface water and oil repellent as well as low-maintenance.

 

At:

Kolumba Museum

Kolumbastraße 4, Cologne, Germany

Surface

New surface Terraplan

Flooring, approx. 2,000 m² (approx. 20,000 sq. ft)

double layered

Done by
R. Bayer Betonsteinwerk GmbH, D-89143 Blaubeuren | www.betonwerkstein.de
Used products
Lithofin MPP, Lithofin MN Stainstop
Execution time
2005 to 2007
Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart (Germany)

The inventor of the automobile recreated the automotive museum: the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany opened on May 19th 2006. Designed by the Dutch architects, Ben van Berkel…

The inventor of the automobile recreated the automotive museum: the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany opened on May 19th 2006. Designed by the Dutch architects, Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, the unique structure sets a new architectural highlight in Stuttgart and its region.

It is the only museum in the world able to exhibit the 120 year old history of the automotive industry without a gap. The exhibition space is just as unique as the tradition of Mercedes-Benz: spread over nine levels, with a total of 16,500 square metres, visitors can view 160 vehicles and more than 1,500 exhibits that are presented on the two connected circuits.  

A total of 2,000 m² of the spacious halls are done in Terraplan, a type of Terrazzo. First, the entire surface was polished with Lithofin MPP.The treatment with Lithofin MN Stain-Stopprovides a water and oil repellent effect in order to preserve the splendour this unique construction.

 

Tasks

First, the entire surface was polished with Lithofin MPP. The treatment with Lithofin MN Stain-Stop provides a water and oil repellent effect in order to preserve the splendour this unique construction.

 

At:

Mercedes-Benz Museum

Mercedes-Jellinek-Straße

Stuttgart, Germany

Surface

New surface Terraplan

Flooring, approx. 2,000 m² (approx. 20,000 sq. ft)

double layered

Done by
R. Bayer Betonsteinwerk GmbH, D-89143 Blaubeuren |www.betonwerkstein.de
Used products
Lithofin MPP | Lithofin MN Stain-Stop
Execution time
2005 to 2006
Aachen Cathedral, Aachen (Germany)

Aachen Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in northern Europe. Charlemagne began the construction of the Palatine Chapel, the heart of the structure, at the end of the 8th century. It is…

Aachen Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in northern Europe. Charlemagne began the construction of the Palatine Chapel, the heart of the structure, at the end of the 8th century. It is the coronation church of more than 30 German kings, burial site of Charlemagne, major pilgrimage church and since 1930 cathedral church of the Aachen diocese. In 1978 it was the first German building to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Finally, after completing two decades of restoration work on the outside of the impressive structure in 2006, restorations on the precious inside finally began.

Over 2,000 m² of marble within the Palatine Chapel, also known as the Octagon for its distinctive octagonal central area, are encrusted by a stubborn layer of dirt, soot, and grease. Additionally, the combination of humidity and carbon dioxide has weathered the marble over the years. The marble slabs have been used as flooring, wall panels, columns -which were shipped from the ancient buildings of Rome and Ravenna- as well as a marble throne.

The restoration work of some parts of the marble has begun. First it is mechanically re-polished, and then three coats of Lithofin MN Polish Cream are applied. These steps clean and protect the stone surface. At the planned completion of the work in 2011, a total of approx. 2,400 m² will have been treated in this way.

Tasks

Aachen Cathedral

Münsterplatz

Aachen, Germany

Surface

Marble floors, walls, columns and the throne

Total of approx. 2,500 m² (approx. 27,000 sq. ft)

Done by
Steinmetz- u. Steinbildhauerei Schwartzenberg D-52076 Aachen www.3s-restaurierung.de
Used products
Lithofin MN Polish Cream
Execution time
2007 to 2011
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