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Rockin' on the River
Rockin' on the River

River Rock and Black Mosaic Gold are unrelated in formation, but to gaze upon them, you'll find they are more kindred spirits than dissimilar natural stones....

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The Exotic Side of Granite
The Exotic Side of Granite

If you really want make a design statement, consider an exotic, out-of-the-ordinary granite that offer a hard-to-rival beauty and elegance....

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Repairing Yellowing Marble
Repairing Yellowing Marble

There are a number of causes for yellowing marble—iron oxidation, improper cleansers, and wear and tear—and a number of possible cures....

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The Case for Colored Grout
The Case for Colored Grout

Colored grout is becoming a design element all by itself. Always a bridesmaid, grout is finally getting the attention it deserves....

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Embracing That Concrete Look
Embracing That Concrete Look

Although concrete floors make a great statement, they may not be a safe bet for all homes, which is why tiles that emulate the look of concrete are so popular....

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How to Clean Your Travertine in the Bathroom
How to Clean Your Travertine in the Bathroom

With regular maintenance and recommended products, Travertine will keep looking beautiful for years to come....

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The Best Natural Stone for Your Bathroom
The Best Natural Stone for Your Bathroom

All natural stone, properly installed, cared for and sealed will hold up great in your bathroom—and nothing looks as wonderful as real stone....

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Tripping Over Lippage
Tripping Over Lippage

Lippage, a condition in which one edge of a stone tile is higher than adjacent edges, is usually caused by poor installation and just a small bit of lippage could cause a person to trip and fall....

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Marble vs Granite for Your Headstone?
Marble vs Granite for Your Headstone?

Have you ever thought what your headstone will be made of? The durability and availability of granite has allowed it to surpass marble as most popular headstone material....

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Al Fresco and Natural Stone, Perfect Together
Al Fresco and Natural Stone, Perfect Together

From cooktops and kitchen counter space to full sinks and pizza ovens, Americans are loving the idea of bringing the indoors out....

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