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Is It Really Granite?
Is It Really Granite?

Some natural stones that are definitely not granite are being sold as if they were. Here are some ways you may be able to tell whether it really is granite....

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What You Should Know About Jerusalem Limestone
What You Should Know About Jerusalem Limestone

If you are selecting natural stone and considering Jerusalem limestone or if you already have Jerusalem limestone, this article may be of interest to you. ...

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When Your
When Your "Granite" Is Actually Marble

Marble and other calcium-based natural stones are sometimes sold as granite. Here's how to avoid etch damage and stains associated with stone misidentification....

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Crack or Fissure? What's the Difference?
Crack or Fissure? What's the Difference?

Sometimes these "cracks" in natural stone countertops are not cracks at all, but fissures, something that resembles a crack. Read more to learn the difference....

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How To Remove
How To Remove "Water Rings" On Polished Marble

We are frequently asked, "How can I remove water rings on my polished marble?" This article explains what "water rings" are, and what you can do about them....

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High Alkaline Substances Can Etch Natural Stone
High Alkaline Substances Can Etch Natural Stone

Many natural stone owners are aware that acids like vinegar, lemon, etc. can cause etching, but did you know high alkaline substances can also cause etching? ...

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How-To Video: Stone Stain Removal
How-To Video: Stone Stain Removal

See Fred Hueston, Chief Technical Director of Stone & Tile PROS, demonstrating how to mix and apply a poultice for removing a stain from natural stone. ...

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Stone Impregnating Sealers in Wet Conditions
Stone Impregnating Sealers in Wet Conditions

Should stone in wet conditions be sealed? In the following article, industry expert, Fred Hueston explains why stone in wet areas should not be sealed....

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The Pros and Cons of Natural Stone Resining
The Pros and Cons of Natural Stone Resining

Natural stone has inherent imperfections. Resin fills, reinforces, and strengthens the durability of natural stone, but can be problematic if not done properly....

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Poultice Leaving a Bigger Stain?
Poultice Leaving a Bigger Stain?

Darkness from moisture in a poultice application can wick out beyond the original stained area. This is not a stain, and the problem is easy to resolve. ...

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