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Sealing stone is strongly suggested, as it will create a barrier between the stone and dirt and stains. Even if a sealer is used, this is NOT going to make the stone 100% resistant to stains. Any staining agent that comes into contact with the stone should be removed immediately. Sealant and cleaner should be included on every stone order. We sell the Miracle Sealant Company products because they are widely considered the best available. Sealant is easy to apply. Use a sponge brush, paintbrush, or roller to spread it evenly over the surface of the stone. Traffic and use will affect the need to reseal a surface but resealing annually is a...

Feb 06, 2009 in FAQ .

In our opinion, no. We have sold lots of slate, and have never had any complaints that people were tripping on the cleft areas of properly installed slate. We have had some specifiers concerned about it, and have decided not to use slate, but those who went with it, were always happy, to our knowledge. One consideration is that there are usually some pieces within a slate shipment that the tile contractor should sort and not install. We always recommend that this instruction be indicated in the project's stone specifications.

That will usually depend on the tile. Marble, granite and limestone tiles are usually cut from blocks and then turned into tiles on a tile saw. If produced by a good tile factory, these tiles will have a size variance that will allow for a 1/16" grout joint. Imported slate, and other stones, such as quartzite and sandstone, are usually produced with a size variation that will only allow joints from 1/8" to 3/8", depending on the stone and factory.

Yes. Our material is natural stone and is sound enough to handle extreme frost/thaw conditions of the exterior and light enough to be designed into interior plans.

Absolutely! Traditionally stone monuments in Europe and North America were made from marble and granite. Granite is much harder and can withstand centuries of weathering. Granite does not need to be covered or sealed outside but sealing it will provide stain resistance and will further enhance its weather-resistant properties. Marbles, as well as manufactured or cast stone, are softer and will degrade over time, especially in cold climates where water enters microscopic cracks and expands upon freezing, eroding the rock. Put your granite fountain outside and be confident!

Feb 06, 2009 in FAQ .

While it is difficult to permanently repair granite, it is also very difficult to damage it. However, if some damage does occur, using a mix of color-matched stone epoxy and ground-up chips of granite, the stone can usually be repaired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Caring For Your Stone Installation

The natural stone your have purchased for your home or office is an investment that will give you many years of beautiful services. Stone is a natural product and simple care and maintenance will keep it looking beautiful. You will find a large selection of high-quality "stone-safe" cleaners and sealers for all stone types available on our Stone Care Products page. Here are some recommendations for routine care and cleaning.

Precautions
  • Use coasters under all glasses, particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices. Many common foods and drinks contain acids that will etch or dull some...

Carved Stone Creations - Stone Design Portfolio

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Slide 2: Carved Stone Creations | 1 “Stone is our passion” Inside and out, set your project apart with the timeless elegance, beauty and sophistication of natural stone. Specializing in custom architectural stone and bronze, we pride ourselves in creating the most unique and extraordinary luxury home embellishments found anywhere. As your global stone source from design through completion, we’ll work with you every step along the way to ensure you only get the highest quality custom stonework for your home. Our talented team of designers will...