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Can You Stain Granite?

Can You Stain Granite? 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...
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How Are Cement and Concrete Different?

How Are Cement and Concrete Different? Nerd alert!  A pet peeve that really gets under my concrete-dusted skin is when people use the terms ‘concrete’ and ‘cement’ interchangeably. As in...
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Why Are There Holes In My Granite?

Why Are There Holes In My Granite? Granite has a crystalline structure (ooo, very Star Trek!) and so always has tiny pits. These are simply spaces or air pockets between...
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Can You Burn Granite?

Can You Burn Granite? Great question – the simple answer is no….and yes. Allow me to elaborate (in both a fascinating and concise fashion).  Because it began life as liquid...
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How Is Clinker Used In Concrete?

How Is Clinker Used In Concrete? Simply put, clinker is limestone and clay (or another alumino-silicate substance) that have been bashed into tiny pieces and then super-heated so they form...
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