What is TuffSkin protective film?

TuffSkin is a laminate film designed to protect the surface of marble, travertine and onyx benchtops, bar tops, tables and vanities, from etching and staining.

This film is an effective addition to a penetrating liquid sealer as it will provide 100% protection from permanent damage. It is available in a gloss or satin finish and when professionally applied TuffSkin will enhance the look of your natural stone surface.


TuffSkin is made from ‘hard coat’ technology and will resist staining and etching from the daily wear and tear associated with high use surfaces.

Kitchens: It will protect marble kitchen benchtops and tables exposed to wine, lemon juice, vinegar, coffee, tea, oils, food and other liquids.

Bathrooms: It will protect vanities from make-up, toothpaste, mouthwash, toiletries and perfume.

Hotel Rooms, Restaurants and Bars: It will protect bar tops, cocktail tables, dining tables and side tables from  wine, lemon juice, coffee, tea, oils, food and alcohol.

TuffSkin comes with a manufacturer’s warranty when professionally applied by The Marble Man.

The film can be removed if damaged and replaced without harming the stone.

The surface is easily cleaned with a recommended product such as Stain Proof Daily Cleaner and a soft cloth.

The product has no VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) during application or use and there is no chemical smell from the product.

TuffSkin is available in a gloss or satin finish. A honed stone surface can be transformed to a gloss or satin finish or a gloss finish changed to a satin.

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How is TuffSkin applied?

TuffSkin application is only available through an approved stone restoration specialist, as it requires specific equipment and techniques to apply.

The Marble Man technicians have been trained specifically in the handling of the product and correct application.

If your marble, travertine or onyx benchtop, bar top or vanity requires extra protection from staining and etching, this is the best sealing product available.


A technician from The Marble man will inspect your stone benchtop, bartop, table or vanity to determine whether it requires, polishing, repairs or cleaning to remove dirt, grime, stains, scratches, etching, burn marks or other damage.  This will ensure the stone is looking its best after the TuffSkin film has been applied.

A TuffSkin finish will be chosen at the time of inspection.  Either a full gloss or satin look is available. A matt, honed stone surface can be transformed into a gloss without being polished or a gloss finish to a satin.


Step 1
The stone is cleaned or restored as agreed, depending on staining, etching and the condition of the stone.

Step 2
Once all dirt, grime, stains and etching have been removed and the surface is clean and grit free, the TuffSkin film is cut to size and laid using special application techniques to make it smooth.

Step 3
It is advisable to restrict use for 48 hours to allow the adhesive to cure, however it can be used if necessary.

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How is TuffSkin maintained?

TuffSkin protective film is designed to extend the life of your natural marble, travertine and onyx stone surfaces, and ensure they retain their usability and beauty for longer.

The protective film surface is easy to maintain, and spills that would normally stain or etch natural marble such as red wine can simply be wiped off with a soft cloth. 


Whilst TuffSkin protects natural stone from etching and staining, the surface film still needs to be maintained correctly to extend the life of the product.

Like natural stone surfaces TuffSkin is susceptible to scratching and abrasion from items being dragged over the surface, or knives being used without a cutting board.

To avoid scratching, abrading or burning the TuffSkin, place hot pots and pans on a heat resistant cutting board or other protective surface and do not drag items across the benchtop, table, bar top or vanity.

To avoid cutting the TuffSkin film during food preparation, use a cutting board and never cut directly on the surface

TuffSkin may be washed with everyday dish liquid, however, The Marble Man recommends using Stain Proof Daily Cleaner diluted with water in a spray bottle and a soft cloth.

Do not use abrasive cleaners such as Gumption, Jif or steel wool / pads or scrape with any kitchen utensils, blades or other sharp items.

Daily use over time will eventually cause the TuffSkin film to scratch, just like natural stone, however the stone will not be etched and stained. When it is time to upgrade, the TuffSkin can be removed and replaced professionally without damaging the stone.

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Tuffskin protective film on marble table AFTER

Does TuffSkin have a warranty?

TuffSkin comes with a manufacturer’s warranty if maintained according to guidelines which can be found in the ‘TuffSkin Client Warranty’.

It has been observed that TuffSkin has demonstrated interior serviceability of 5-10 years for domestic application with a 5 year warranty and slightly less serviceability in a high use commercial setting with a 2 year warranty. Exterior application comes with a 1 year warranty.

Like any stone surface that requires resurfacing or repair with regular use, over time TuffSkin will also eventually require replacing. Replacement times will be determined by the client’s use and care.

The following is a brief summary of the warranty features.


TuffSkin Surface Protection LLC, warranties TuffSkin products for up to 5 years for interior domestic applications and 2 years for commercial from the date of installation.  Exterior applications have a 1 year warranty.

The product must be applied by an authorised TuffSkin installer such as The Marble Man.

The film is warranted against yellowing, blistering and bubbling on the protected surface.


TuffSkin warranty does not cover intentional or unintentional scratching, cutting, peeling, abrasion, delamination or burn marks on the protected surface, internally or externally.

Abrasive cleaning agents such as Gumption, Jif, steel wool / pads and bristle brushes will scratch the film and must NOT be used or they will void the manufacture’s warranty.

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