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3 Big Mistakes Concrete Countertop Owners Make - And How YOU Can Avoid Them

3 Big Mistakes Concrete Countertop Owners Make - And How YOU Can Avoid Them Okay, listen up, folks. Concrete police speaking. We see so many avoidable disasters with concrete countertops, we simply HAD to give you these three concrete no-no’s to save you the tears and hand-wringing.  •Acids. Never put anything acidic on your concrete cou... More

Why Does Stone Feel Colder Than Its Surroundings?

Why Does Stone Feel Colder Than Its Surroundings? Ever wondered why your kitchen floor and countertops always feel cold, no matter how hot it is in the house? Well, as you are by now well aware, we at Stone Surface Specialists are total stone geeks, so let us share with you why your stone floors give your feet frostbite, in our best StoneGeekese…. Stone has what’s called a high <... More

Why Is My Floor Cracked At Regular Intervals?

Why Is My Floor Cracked At Regular Intervals? Oooh I do love fascinating physics questions like this! Yes, I did say 'physics' - but don't fall asleep quite yet! The answer to this common question is quite fascinating. When concrete is first poured, before it has solidified and while it is still curing, it is in a 'plastic' state. No, it doesn't look like one of those plastic garden c... More

What Does It Mean If Stone Is Honed?

What Does It Mean If Stone Is Honed? So many fancy terms…..! Granite, marble, or limestone that is honed has a matte or satin finish, rather than a high reflective polish. One feature of honed marble is that it doesn’t show etching as readily, or wear patterns on stone floors. No more scuffed down foot trails on your gorgeous floor! Many people prefer it because it has a less for... More

Can Granite Stain?

Can Granite Stain? Generally, no. But it’s not impossible or unheard of. How’s that for an irritatingly vague answer?! All stone is porous to some extent, but granite, as a rule, has very low porosity. That being said, certain colors of granite may absorb moisture more easily than others. For example, a puddle of water taking its sweet time to evaporate on certain colors of gra... More