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7 Ways Natural Stone is Sustainable

BY LAURA ROTE gbdmagazine.com The Empire State Building, the Pentagon, the Lincoln Memorial. Polycor’s natural stone can be found on some of the most beautiful, iconic buildings in the world. But it’s not just historic buildings where you’ll find Polycor. The Canada-based company with quarries across North America and Europe has more than 1,200 employees worldwide and has brought

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101 Ways to Use a Food Slab

By: American Stonecraft We have been making Food Slabs for going on 5 years now. One of the questions we get asked most often is “What do you do with it?”. Well, as the name implies, they are certainly intended for food and you can feel confident serving and eating right off the polished, sealed, food-safe surface. However, in

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Shopping for a gift?

Check out our friends at American Stonecraft: Sustainable stones for: Decor Food Grilling From local New England farms or a place of your choice. Free Shipping on orders over $40  American Stonecraft Product Examples About American Stonecraft No two are alike, each a work of art and a slice of nature. Live edges, organic shapes;

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Most Durable Building Materials for Residential Construction

From: CADdetails Building a home or any residential area requires careful planning and meticulous building. Different materials will yield different results. No matter what homeowners are looking for, materials like wood and stone have numerous possibilities — by themselves and by combining them. These are the five most durable building materials that have withstood the

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How to install Thin Stone Veneer Columns

In this video David Croteau explains how Darren Blackwell of Blackwell Landscape Construction has planned and prepared for the installation of Boston Blend™ Square & Rectangular flats and corners for an interior column project at Stoneyard®. If these columns were outdoors they would require a waterproofing barrier on the cement board prior to installing the thin veneer. Blackwell Landscape Construction Corners for New

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HOW TO CALCULATE THE EXPECTED WASTE FACTOR FOR THIN STONE INSTALLATIONS

How to Calculate Your Waste Factor Performing the Calculations: 1.) Multiply wall height (step 1) X wall width (step 2):   ____________  X  ____________ =  ____________  Total square feet of surface area 2.) Multiply height of all corners (step 3) X 75% coverage gained per lineal foot of corners:  ____________  X  0.75  =  ____________ Total suface area

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