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Unread 06-16-2015, 12:27 AM   #20371
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I would bet money to the contrary (but I've been wrong once or twice in my life). If you can scratch it easily with a knife, it's marble. It makes a difference when it comes to choosing a sealer and maintenance regime.
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Unread 06-16-2015, 02:00 PM   #20372
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close up pic of the stone in question. When I tried to scratch it with a box cutter it barely made a dent.
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Unread 06-16-2015, 02:30 PM   #20373
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Beautiful material, Paul......
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Unread 06-16-2015, 02:56 PM   #20374
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Yes, its a fairly white looking slightly grey granite (?) with garnets.
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Unread 06-16-2015, 04:33 PM   #20375
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OK, up close it does look like granite. In the larger shots I just saw the veining and not the garnets. I've installed counter tops from this stone before, but forget the name. Wet glasses would leave a dark water marks on it until I sealed with dupont bulletproof.
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Unread 06-16-2015, 04:53 PM   #20376
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I was thinking of either Aqual mix sealers choice gold or bulletproof. We think it will be a few weeks for it to dry out enough to seal.
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Unread 06-17-2015, 05:13 AM   #20377
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Looks like Shivakashi Granite. Have you tried Ardex X32 thinset for moisture sensitive stones? A "slow" fast set mortar that is far better than epoxy!!
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There are over 600 quarries supplying stone of every sort to North America these days. And then distributors often rename the stuff. It's never been harder to identify what you've got. There are marble and "marble-like" stones; and granite and "granite-like" stones. Then there are . . . .

Generally, stuff that is sold as granite needs to be sealed, whereas most marble products are very dense.

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It was quite odd. I'd guess less than 10% of the stones cupped. Some more than others.
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Unread 06-22-2015, 12:55 PM   #20380
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Some finished pics... as requested by Pual.
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Oscar, I wish we had a tumbs up option!
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