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Importance of sealing natural stone

Natural stone is porous, which means it has interconnected capillaries through which liquids and gases can move. In fact, porous materials act like a hard sponge and actually suck in liquids over time, along with any dissolved salts and other minerals or contaminants (stains). More porous stone, such as sandstone will absorb liquids relatively quickly, [...]

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How long do Penetrating (impregnating) sealers really fast?

The purpose of using a penetrating sealer is to allow the substrate to be stain free and to remain looking as new as possible through correct maintenance procedures; they can also assist in reducing freeze thaw issues and salt damage. To achieve this we believe that it is important that the sealer is working at [...]

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Blue stone – What is it really?

Bluestone is rapidly growing in popularity, with this there is great confusion surrounding what Bluestone actually is. Bluestone is not a geological term, it does not fall under any one category such; Igneous, Sedimentary or Metamorphic. This is because it currently represents over 20 different rock types. For instance: In the U.S. and Canada it [...]

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Understanding Marble

Marble is a fantastic stone that is commonly misunderstood and often misused. It is often picked for its unique look and variety of colors; however its suitability for the desired application is more often overlooked. Being aware of its natural characteristics will give you a better understanding of its suitability. The following explains the ins [...]

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