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Word Search Answers Vol1 Iss4

Did you know that you can make your own litmus paper using cabbage? Find out how and what litmus paper is used for. The word search terms for this issue are: litmus paper, basic, acidic, reacting agent, cabbage, vapor, ammonia, lichen, symbiotic, vapors, lemon juice, and fungus....
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Word Search Answers Vol 1 Iss 3

Our first Junior Forensic Scientist Edition! Learn the difference between granite and marble. Find out what pH is and why you should care. This issue's word search terms are: granite, marble, vinegar, calcium carbonate, acidic, feldspar, quartz, etch, fabricator, beans, juvenile gas, interior, gasses....
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Word Search Answers Vol 1 Iss 2

Learn about the Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness. Find out what an oolite is... Don't you just love the sound of that word? The word search terms for this issue are: talc, gypsum, calcite, fluorite, apatite, feldspar, quartz, topaz, corundum, diamond, hardness, mohs, minerals....
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Word Search Answers Vol.1 Iss.1

Learn about the three categories of stone and how they get their color. The words for this premiere issue word search are: rock, tile, stone, grout, iron, marble, limestone, serpentine, granite, quartz, sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous. How did you do?...
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Take Off Your Coat and Stay A While

So, you think there's something wrong with your granite. Your beautiful etch and scratch resistant granite seems to have become both scratched and etched. Oh, and you can see a strange rainbow haze, kind of like an oil slick when you look at it from a certain angle. It might not be your stone at...
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Getting Ready For The Holidays

With the holidays coming up, you may be looking for ways to spruce up the house or office for guests and parties. We’ve got some ideas for you to help prepare and protect your tile and grout, and natural stone. From basic tips, to more comprehensive solutions....
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The Cost of Cheap

Everyone wants to save money, but being cheap can actually cost you more, especially when it comes to your natural stone. Proper care and restoration of natural stone takes education and experience. We'll tell you why and give you some tips for selecting the right contractor....
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Ask Our PROS Sandra & Tony Warney

Excel Stone and Tile Care, owned and operated by Sandra and Tony Warney, has been providing the San Diego, CA area with professional and knowledgeable care of hard surfaces for 25 years. They place great value on education and are more than happy to answer your questions!...
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Making Stalactites & Stalagmites

Don't know about you, but we've wanted to create our own geologic formations for years! Sadly, no one told us we could until now. Since we don't want you to have to wait as long as we did, we're sharing. The ingredients are minimal and it's a lot of fun!...
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Kitchens and Bars

Kitchen remodeling - exciting or intimidating? There's so much to think about - appliances, countertops, floors, lighting. The list goes on. This Designing With It feature aims to tip the scales to the "exciting" side by offering tips and valuable insights....
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