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Monthly Archives: March 2014

What is limestone?

Limestone is sedimentary rock consisting mostly of organic material such as skeletons and shells of marine creatures and sediments. It is formed by material that settles to the bottom of bodies of water, and over millions of years, solidifies into solid rock. Earth movements over extremely long periods of earth’s history can lift limestone miles...
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What is etching?

More marble is damaged by acid etching than any other single source . Acid etching is the name given to corrosion of the stone such as marble and limestone which is caused by the acid found in many common foods, drinks and cosmetic products eg juice, soft drink, lemon,wine, soap and so on....
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What is a “honed” Finish?

Look and Feel: Honed lacks the shininess and reflective qualities that polished marble has. Instead, it has a more satin-feel, smooth and velvety to the touch. Characteristics: Honed finish is very scratch resistant because it lacks the glossy surface of a polished marble. Therefore, when honed marble does get scratched, it is not obviously reflected when light hits...
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What is natural stone

Natural stone is a geographical list of stone used for decorative purposes in construction and monumental sculpture; currently or historically produced in various countries. In addition hardstone carving uses many types of gemstones. The dimension stone industry classifies stone based on appearance and hardness as either "granite", "marble" or "slate". The granite of the dimension-stone industry along...
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