Blog Posts in August, 2011

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  • Glossary of Terms
    Glossary of Terms

    Abrasive: a substance used for smoothing, polishing, and abrading Backsplash: The area located between the countertop and lower cabinet, usually 16 to 18 inches in height. Bleeding: the migration of a ...

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  • Q: What are some common finishes?
    Q: What are some common finishes?

    A: A polished finish has sharp reflections and is considered a mirror gloss. A honed finish means the stone has been textured with abrasive heads making for a dull sheen that can vary from light to ...

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  • Q: Does All Stone Look Different?
    Q: Does All Stone Look Different?

    A: Each extracted block is different, and in turn each slab is also different. The idea of each and every stone having its own uniqueness is often times a selling point. When applied to natural stone ...

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  • Q: How does a price quote change for larger projects?
    Q: How does a price quote change for larger projects?

    A: Large projects typically yields a more efficient use of manpower to template and install. This may be true of material selections as well.

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  • Q: How Does the Size and Thickness of the Stone Relate to the Cost?
    Q: How Does the Size and Thickness of the Stone Relate to the Cost?

    A: The size and waste factor of the slabs are used determine the finished project price, as does the thickness of the stone, typically 3 cm. Some 2 cm material is available for clients who use it in ...

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  • Q: How Is Radon Measured?
    Q: How Is Radon Measured?

    A: Radon is measure in units called picocuries per liter (pCi/l), which is one trillionth of a curie. A curie is the amount of radioactivity produced by a gram of radium. The United States ...

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