TuffSkin Surface Protection Preserves Stone’s Beauty

The Las Vegas-based TuffSkin is owned by Frank and Lelia Friedlander. The company will participate in the International Interior Design Association HD Expo (Booth No. 5667), running May 13-15, 2015 at Mandalay Bay.

What’s set in stone? Maybe anything you’ve spilled, splattered or simply set down on your exotic stone countertops, tables, bars and vanities. Because damage like etching and staining can stop your stone from looking its best, Las Vegas-based TuffSkin Surface Protection has created a system to protect it.

TuffSkin’s newest product, TuffSkin Satin, includes the latest in hard-coat technology. Satin’s acid and stain-free formula increases durability and longevity of TuffSkin’s proprietary stone laminate on marble, onyx or travertine by eliminating etching and staining caused by alcohol, coffee, water, wine, juice, oils, lemons, perfume, toothpaste, and makeup. TuffSkin also tolerates heat over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Because TuffSkin’s laminate is liquid impermeable but gas permeable, it lets stone “breathe.” It disappears on surfaces and brings out the stone’s natural beauty. TuffSkin’s original Gloss is perfect for polished stone while TuffSkin’s new Satin complements a honed stone surface.

TuffSkin is quick to install. It is a stone laminate that adheres to a stone surface’s substrate. It can be removed and replaced from a hotel bathroom vanity in less than two hours.

For more than seven years, architect- and designer-recommended TuffSkin has been solving housekeeping and maintenance issues in hotel rooms and lobbies, restaurants and bars. The company serves hospitality, commercial and residential clients across the United States, Canada and beyond.

In Las Vegas, TuffSkin’s products were chosen to protect surfaces at the new Searsucker restaurant and the Apostrophe and Lobby Bar in Caesars Palace; in Hyde, the Lily bar, the Lago restaurant and the remodeled Spa Tower at Bellagio; and at Hakkasan nightclub at MGM Grand.

TuffSkin’s protection is also featured at the Palms, Aliante, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Red Rock Resort and many other hotel-casinos.

Beyond Las Vegas, TuffSkin’s latest projects include The Sainte Claire hotel in San Jose, Calif.; Kona Kai in San Diego; the Sheraton in Los Angeles; the Four Seasons in Orlando, Fla.; and Westin Atlanta.

TuffSkin is represented in Atlanta, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Texas and Wisconsin. The company has also installed products and systems in Australia; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Hong Kong; and the Bahamas.

TuffSkin, headquartered at 5615 S. Cameron St., Suite 2 in Las Vegas, will participate in the International Interior Design Association HD Expo (Booth No. 5667), running May 13-15 at Mandalay Bay.

The company is a proud member of IIDA, the Marble Institute of America and the National Association of Women Business Owners. TuffSkin is also involved with the U.S. Green Building Council.

TuffSkin is owned by Frank and Lelia Friedlander. The company’s Gloss product won the Surface/Coating Systems Award in the Applied Finishes and Materials category in the 2012 International Interior Design Association’s Hospitality Design competition.