Archive | November, 2014

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Q&A: What is marble?

Marble is a beautiful stone that has been used for thousands of years for everything from crafting buildings to sculptures to fireplace mantles and bathroom vanities. Geologically, marble is a metamorphosed rock made of carbonate minerals. It is essentially a limestone or dolomite that has been subjected to high levels of heat and/or pressure within […]

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Calacatta Thin Slab Kitchen

Stone Focus: A look at ThinSlab Porcelain

The look of marble, the durability of porcelain A question we get all the time is whether there is an easy care, durable alternative to marble that has a similar look. Granites, while beautiful in their own right, just don’t have the same appearance. Some engineered quartz products do come close (which we’ll talk about […]

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Lemon etch marble sample

Q&A: Why does marble etch?

A: Etching is the result of a chemical reaction between acid and the calcium carbonate found in marble (and also limestone and travertine). Here is a picture of a sample of marble that has been etched by a lemon left on it for 5 and 10 minutes. You can see how quickly the chemical reaction takes […]

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