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Ask Our Pros

Certified Stone and Tile PRO Partners Carl and Patty Staples of Classic Marble and Stone Restoration answer questions from readers on the best floor mats for marble floors, what exactly Juparana granite is and dealing with resin coatings on marble table tops....
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Spa Day for Marble

Treat your marble the way you like to treat yourself. Like most of us, marble sometimes needs to be rejuvinated in order to bring out its innate beauty. So, go on, show it some love and give your precious stone a day at the spa. ...
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Recycled Granite

Here's an idea whose time has come. If you are looking to add some zing to your lifestyle while holding true to your ideals of environmental consciousness, recycling "scrap" granite offers gorgeous products and is a wonderful alternative to letting it go to the landfill....
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It's exotic, it's beautiful, it's Brazilian. The South American country produces some of the most gorgeous and interesting stones in the world. There are a wealth of granite colors to choose from -- the hard part will be which ones to use....
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Where Granite Can Be Found

Granite can be found in quarries throughout the United States. Quarries are massive pits in the ground where workers use heavy-duty equipment and cutting tools to take slabs of granite from the earth. ...
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Unscramble & Match

There are 16 states in America that have granite quarries. And they dig up a lot of different granite types. Put your unscrambler thinking cap on and see if you can figure out which granite comes from which state. Ready?...
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Man-Caves, Retreats & Cozy Dens

Expect to be inspired by the variety of ideas and images of what people are doing to create their very own at-home getaways. From elaborate game rooms with bowling alleys, to stone bars and wine cellars, this issue's Designing With It feature offers a breakdown of what makes a true man-cave, retreat or cozy den.  Read more

Washington Monument

The stately, venerable Washington Monument in our nation’s capital is actually constructed of multiple colors of stone, not just one. Sure, it’s all marble, but the story behind the different colors and the history of its years of construction is quiet interesting....
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Scranton Courthouse and Granite Fountain Restorations

Discover how deteriorating marble on the face of the historic William J. Nealon Federal Building and Courthouse in Scranton PA was restored to its circa 1931 beauty. Learn how 90 slabs of marble were removed, transported to a shop and restored to their original appearance....
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Granite Fountain – Wentworth-Douglas Hospital

The lobby of Wentworth-Douglas Hospital in Dover, New Hampshire, is home to a majestic 32-foot granite waterfall. Unfortunately, the appearance of the fountain had become diminished over the years and required detailed professional restoration to return it to all its glory....
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