Introducing a better way to protect your stone

TuffSkin Surface Protection solves the marble etching and staining challenges in the stone industry and the commercial and residential markets. TuffSkin does what traditional stone sealers have never been able to achieve. Use the stone you want, TuffSkin provides the protection you need.

Your stone guaranteed to never etch or stain, Lasting beauty for natural stone.

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Proprietary stone laminate specifically designed to protect stone surface materials like, Marble, Onyx, Travertine and Quartzite

Prevents etching & staining

Constructed of 4 mil (.004) optically clear polyester
with Stone Release Adhesive System.

Liquid impermeable and gas permeable.

Hard Coat surface resists wear.

Heat resistant up to 400F.

No odors or VOC’s.

Available in two finishes: Gloss (Polished) & Satin (Honed).

Installed in a clean and dust free manner.

Surfaces coated with TuffSkin
to be cleaned with any non-abrasive cleaner
using a soft cloth, paper towel or squeegee.

Ready for use immediately after installation

Removeable & Replaceable


Why TuffSkin?2021-06-29T02:16:45+00:00

Calcium Based Stones like Marble, Onyx and Travertines etch and stain very easily, sometimes faster than it can be wiped away. No liquid sealer can prevent this issue. TuffSkin provides complete etch and stain protection.

What Is TuffSkin?2021-06-29T02:21:11+00:00

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.

Will This Protect My Countertops From Etching?2021-06-29T02:22:03+00:00

Yes. Stone protected will not etch.

Will My Countertops Scratch?2021-06-29T02:20:20+00:00

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.

What about household Products and Chemicals?2021-06-29T02:19:49+00:00

TS is very chemical resistant. There are no chemicals that can harm our coating.

Will TuffSkin protect my counters from direct heat?2021-07-14T17:33:53+00:00

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.

Can I install TuffSkin outdoors?2021-07-14T17:34:07+00:00

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.

How long will my TuffSkin last?2021-07-14T17:33:42+00:00

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.

Does a TuffSkin installation create smells or VOC’s?2021-07-14T17:33:29+00:00

A TS installation is environmentally safe and creates no odors.

How do I clean my TuffSkin?2021-07-14T17:34:59+00:00

DTK Stoneworks recommend using any non-abrasive glass or stone cleaner. We also recommend using microfiber towels.

How quickly can I use my counters after an installation?2021-06-29T02:44:31+00:00

Maximum bond time is 72 hours, but countertops can be used within 2 hours after an install.

How much time does it take to install TuffSkin?2021-07-14T17:33:03+00:00

An average kitchen takes about 1 day. Hotel projects can be completed at 10-25 rooms per day.

What finishes are available for TuffSkin?2021-07-14T17:32:54+00:00

Satin or Gloss are the two finishes available. Satin is used for a honed finish where Gloss is used for a polished finish.

How much does does it cost?2021-07-14T17:36:08+00:00

TuffSkin is quoted per job including product, installation, and warranty. Prices depend of sizes, quantities, waste factor and service areas. DTK Stoneworks would be happy to quote any Tuffskin project in Illinois. TuffSkin is always a less expensive way to keep stone tops looking great.

Does TuffSkin wrap around the edge of the stone?2021-06-29T02:44:01+00:00

No, TuffSkin only protects the flat top surface only. We do not see stone damage on edges.

Does TuffSkin peel?2021-06-29T02:43:54+00:00

TuffSkin never peels on its own. TuffSkin can be peeled back with some effort by humans. We have seen this in Bars, especially gaming bars. These types of installations require monthly review by staff. We see no issues in home or hotel room installations. TuffSkin is a better way to maintain these surfaces.

What will my countertops look like with TuffSkin installed?2021-07-14T17:35:17+00:00

Clients most often report that their stone looks remarkable with TS’s color-enhancing effect. Satin enhances a honed finish while the gloss enhances a polished finish.

Are you an official Tuffskin supplier?2021-07-14T17:32:38+00:00

Yes, DTK Stoneworks is the only official Chicago, and rest of Illinois, Tuffskin supplier. We provide the materials and installation for your project

Make your space useful and different

Experience of over 10 years of successful projects on creating unique and modern interior designs all over the world.

DTK Stoneworks is the official Tuffskin dealer for Chicago and the rest of Illinois.
We offer you piece of mind through our own professional trained installation team.

Make your space more useful and different

Experience of over 10 years of successful projects on creating unique and modern interior designs all over the world.

“I had Tuffskin installed on my Carrera marble counters a week after the counters went in. I loved the look of marble but couldn’t accept the inevitable stains and etching. The counters are a honed finish so I opted for the satin Tuffskin. It’s been on for 10 months and I couldn’t be happier. They perform exactly as promised. The film has some scratches from places I did not follow directions, but I’m ok with it. I am very hard on the counters and I cook a lot. Overall, the counters still look amazing. Highly recommend Tuffskin if you love the look of marble, but don’t like the etching and stains that go with it. I also have three friends/neighbors that also had it installed and we’re all happy. The funniest part of the story is that I had it installed while my husband was out of town. He didn’t even notice. I didn’t say anything and a couple days later he asked if I was still thinking about getting the Tuffskin. I had to tell him it was already on the counters! ”
Valerie D. Residential Customer

“At first, I didn’t understand the process of etching and staining my stone, but after the team explained everything about TuffSkin, I moved forward to protect my investment and I absolutely love it! ”
Residential Customer, Chicago

“Restoration was required to remove years of soap stains, etching, and scratches to the stone benchtop throughout the amenities of this commercial building. After successful restoration, TuffSkin Gloss was applied in a short period of time with minimal downtown for the business. This has resulted in easier maintenance for the cleaning staff and the appearance of brand new stone tops for the users. TuffSkin did an amazing job which has resulted in less vanity maintenance and a faster cleaning turnaround time. I have been very impressed with TuffSkin and would have no hesitation in recommending the TuffSkin product for any stone surfaces. ”
Andrew Borg, Senior Project Manager
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