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Pointing and Repointing Patio Slabs and Garden Paths | The Best Way to Repoint a Patio

Pointing and Repointing Patio Slabs and Garden Paths | The Best Way to Repoint a Patio | STONE NEWS | Scoop.it
Repointing Patio and other Paving Slabs - How to Point Paving using Dry Mortar
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Bob's Trade Tips - Best stone care for the great outdoors / Casdron News | Sole UK Agents for Lithofin Products

Bob's Trade Tips - Best stone care for the great outdoors / Casdron News | Sole UK Agents for Lithofin Products | STONE NEWS | Scoop.it
Spring is just around the corner, and at this time of year it's good to start planning a spring clean of your outdoor stone areas.FAQsOur Lithofin Technical Helpline receives dozens of calls each week. Many of the questions concern how to prepare and seal or maintain outdoor stone, and when is the best time to do this.  Here is a selection:Do I really need to seal exterior stones?Although sealing can ease the maintenance and aid removal of staining from exterior stone surfaces, there are certain factors to consider before you decide whether or not to seal your stone.Some stones may stain during the grouting/pointing process. Pigment can bleed into the surface pores and edges, producing what’s known as ‘picture framing’, which in some cases may cause unsightly discolouration and may be difficult to remove. Sealing with an impregnator such as Lithofin MN Stain-Stop or Lithofin Stain Stop >W< (water-based) before grouting will help protect the tiles. We would always recommend testing the grout release on one stone prior to completing the whole floor area. Once grout is applied, another coat over the top to seal it all will render the stone stain and water resistant.
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19 minimalist DIY ways to bring understated style to your home

19 minimalist DIY ways to bring understated style to your home | STONE NEWS | Scoop.it
Easy DIY minimalist home decor ideas for makers who love chic, simple design.
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EVBRBINDINV5 Everbuild Resiblock Indian Sandstone Sealer & Colour Enhancer - YouTube

Sealing sandstone used to be a bit of a lottery. Natural stones are quite difficult to seal as they are extremely porous. The Resiblock sandstone sealer will...
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25 DIY wrapping paper ideas for gifts too beautiful to tear open

25 DIY wrapping paper ideas for gifts too beautiful to tear open | STONE NEWS | Scoop.it
Simple ways to make your own, DIY wrapping paper at home.
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How to use a grout rake - YouTube

Regrouting a bathroom or kitchen is done, by many people, simply by applying new grout on top of the old grout. This does not work very well as there is no r...
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Pointing and Repointing Patio Slabs and Garden Paths | The Best Way to Repoint a Patio

Pointing and Repointing Patio Slabs and Garden Paths | The Best Way to Repoint a Patio | STONE NEWS | Scoop.it
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Solar Slate Ltd, solar power photovoltaic slate, Energy in green buildings

Solar Slate Ltd, solar power photovoltaic slate, Energy in green buildings | STONE NEWS | Scoop.it
Solar photovoltaic power for buildings, solar power uk company, solar power photovoltaic slates, solar panels, solar power for conservation building heritage
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How to Clean and Maintain a Patio or Paved Area

How to Clean and Maintain a Patio or Paved Area | STONE NEWS | Scoop.it
In this how-to DIY project guide find out all about cleaning patios and paved areas, including driveways and also how to maintain them so they stay in top condition
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Bob's Trade Tips - Best stone care for the great outdoors / Casdron News | Sole UK Agents for Lithofin Products

Bob's Trade Tips - Best stone care for the great outdoors / Casdron News | Sole UK Agents for Lithofin Products | STONE NEWS | Scoop.it
Spring is just around the corner, and at this time of year it's good to start planning a spring clean of your outdoor stone areas.FAQsOur Lithofin Technical Helpline receives dozens of calls each week. Many of the questions concern how to prepare and seal or maintain outdoor stone, and when is the best time to do this.  Here is a selection:Do I really need to seal exterior stones?Although sealing can ease the maintenance and aid removal of staining from exterior stone surfaces, there are certain factors to consider before you decide whether or not to seal your stone.Some stones may stain during the grouting/pointing process. Pigment can bleed into the surface pores and edges, producing what’s known as ‘picture framing’, which in some cases may cause unsightly discolouration and may be difficult to remove. Sealing with an impregnator such as Lithofin MN Stain-Stop or Lithofin Stain Stop >W< (water-based) before grouting will help protect the tiles. We would always recommend testing the grout release on one stone prior to completing the whole floor area. Once grout is applied, another coat over the top to seal it all will render the stone stain and water resistant.
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Bob's Trade Tips - Best stone care for the great outdoors / Casdron News | Sole UK Agents for Lithofin Products

Bob's Trade Tips - Best stone care for the great outdoors / Casdron News | Sole UK Agents for Lithofin Products | STONE NEWS | Scoop.it
Spring is just around the corner, and at this time of year it's good to start planning a spring clean of your outdoor stone areas.FAQsOur Lithofin Technical Helpline receives dozens of calls each week. Many of the questions concern how to prepare and seal or maintain outdoor stone, and when is the best time to do this.  Here is a selection:Do I really need to seal exterior stones?Although sealing can ease the maintenance and aid removal of staining from exterior stone surfaces, there are certain factors to consider before you decide whether or not to seal your stone.Some stones may stain during the grouting/pointing process. Pigment can bleed into the surface pores and edges, producing what’s known as ‘picture framing’, which in some cases may cause unsightly discolouration and may be difficult to remove. Sealing with an impregnator such as Lithofin MN Stain-Stop or Lithofin Stain Stop >W< (water-based) before grouting will help protect the tiles. We would always recommend testing the grout release on one stone prior to completing the whole floor area. Once grout is applied, another coat over the top to seal it all will render the stone stain and water resistant.
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Building flagstone steps in your garden | How to Build Garden Steps | Laying Natural Stones in my Garden

Building flagstone steps in your garden | How to Build Garden Steps | Laying Natural Stones in my Garden | STONE NEWS | Scoop.it
How to use natural stone or flagstones to build steps in your garden. See how to prepare the ground and build flagstone steps. Natural stone is an attractive, rustic, material to use for steps
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5 Outdoor Furniture Designs You Can Make Yourself - Huffington Post

5 Outdoor Furniture Designs You Can Make Yourself - Huffington Post | STONE NEWS | Scoop.it
This little side table is super easy and super cheap to make with stock lumber and a bag of concrete. Jamison, the Rogue Engineer, has broken it down for you and provided a free plan.
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17 simple tool hacks to help you nail any project

17 simple tool hacks to help you nail any project | STONE NEWS | Scoop.it
Tips, tricks and hacks that will make your tools works for you.
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The advice 13 entrepreneurs would give their younger selves

The advice 13 entrepreneurs would give their younger selves | STONE NEWS | Scoop.it
What some of today's top entrepreneurs would tell their younger selves when first starting out.
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Merry Christmas from the London Design Festival. Design events across London

Merry Christmas from the London Design Festival. Design events across London | STONE NEWS | Scoop.it
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Sealing walls with PVA for ceramic tiling - YouTube

Sealing walls with PVA is a very much misunderstood operation. DIY Doctor gets many emails saying that PVA should not be used on walls before they are tiled....
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Planning permissions secure Albion’s Portland stone production for at least 30 years more

Planning permissions secure Albion’s Portland stone production for at least 30 years more | STONE NEWS | Scoop.it
Natural Stone Specialist - Albion Stone, one of the two quarry companies on the Dorset island of Portland extracting the famous limestone, has been given planning permission that should secure the company’s production of the stone for the next 30 years, at least.Albion has secured a further two planning permissions to extend its mines on Portland, giving it three separate mining sites – at Jordans,...
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Your Floor: How to Find Right Stone Tile

Your Floor: How to Find Right Stone Tile | STONE NEWS | Scoop.it
Get the Pros and Cons of Slate, Travertine, Sandstone, Marble and Granite
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The Natural Stone Specialist - Useful Information

useful information about stone awards
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