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Is It Possible To Damage Granite?

Is It Possible To Damage Granite? Despite its tough appearance, like any solid surface, if you hit it hard enough you can harm granite. Because of its crystalline structure, it can chip if subjected to sharp hard objects.  But it is possible to repair damage - a chip can be filled with a granite dust and epoxy mixture. I realize this sounds ... More

Will Park City’s Altitude Affect My Concrete?

Will Park City’s Altitude Affect My Concrete? Great question! The short answer is yes, it can. Even when it appears dry and is solid enough to walk on, concrete continues to cure for quite some time after it’s been poured. Because of the low humidity in Park City, Heber and Utah’s high-mountain regions, concrete can struggle to cure evenly. This is compounded by the intense suns... More

Will An Acid Stain Permanently Change The Color of Concrete?

Will An Acid Stain Permanently Change The Color of Concrete? Stand clear, all commitment-phobes! Yes, acid stain will be permanent, so choose your colors wisely, and think long-term, not just what’s in fashion this season. That royal blue concrete finish that looked so lovely in the home magazine may well make you want to gouge your own eyes out in a year or two. Stone Surface Spec... More

Why Does Stone Feel Cold?

Why Does Stone Feel Cold? 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 thermal conductivity,<... More

Why Is My Concrete Cracked Every Few Feet?

Why Is My Concrete Cracked Every Few Feet? 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 chai... More