"StixnStones" Blog

Tips for Choosing a Professional Contractor

Posted by Teresa Batterson on Mon, Aug 1, 2011 @ 10:08 AM

Installing new material into your home is a big decision. Careful thought and consideration go into your choice – what you are installing, how you want it to look, how much you can spend. Any major project is bound to be costly as well, which is why you should be sure you are choosing the right contractor. Installing the new material isn’t all that’s important – how it is installed is crucial as well! Here are some tips you should consider when choosing a contractor.

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Tags: Contractor Tips, Professional Contractor, Installer

Choosing Premium Grade Travertine over Commercial Grade Travertine

Posted by Teresa Batterson on Thu, Jul 28, 2011 @ 15:07 PM

Prior to purchasing Travertine, it is crucial to know what type you are getting. Travertine can range in terms of quality, style, cut, thickness, and color. Before installing Travertine in your home, it is helpful to know the different qualities of each type so you know what you are getting.

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Tags: Premium Grade Travertine, Travertine, Commercial Grade Travertine

Tumbled Travertine & Marble Collection

Posted by Teresa Batterson on Mon, Jul 18, 2011 @ 11:07 AM

Character, elegance, eye-catching, long lasting, low maintenance – aren’t these all qualities you would like to see reflected from the stone or marble you have installed in your home? Majestic Stones Traveritne & Marble features a collection of beautiful tumbled marble & tumbled travertine that is sure to leave a lasting impression and keep you 100% satisfied. With a wide range of color variations, there is no need to look any further for the high-quality stone or marble you have been searching for.

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Tags: Tumbled Travertine, Tumbled Marble, Tumbled Travertine and Marble

Wellcraft Egress Systems

Posted by Richard Brienza on Tue, Mar 29, 2011 @ 09:03 AM

Adding code compliant increased living space to your home has never been easier to do thanks to the Wellcraft Egress System. Window well escape systems may be a safety requirement, but you don’t have to sacrifice your basement's beauty to comply with the code.  The Wellcraft Egress offers a complete system that turns your basement into a naturally bright, comfortable living room, bedroom, home theatre, recreation room or home office.

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Tags: Egress Systems, Basement Egress Systems, Wellcraft Egress System

What are Permeable Pavers?

Posted by Richard Brienza on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 @ 10:03 AM
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Tags: Environmentaly Green Pavers, Unilock Permeable Pavers, Nicolock Permeable Pavers, Permeable pavers, Techo Bloc Permeable Pavers

What is Ready-Mix Concrete?

Posted by Richard Brienza on Wed, Mar 9, 2011 @ 07:03 AM

What is Ready-Mix Concrete?
In its basic form Ready Mix Concrete is the mixture of sand, stone, cement and water. The cement (a dry fine powder) is combined with water to form a paste which is than mixed with fine and coarse aggregates (sand and stone respectively) to form a solid material when cured. The sand acts as a filler between the larger pieces of stone in ready mix concrete. There can be other cementitious ingredients added to concrete such as fly ash, ground granulated blast furnace slag and silica fume, in addition to a range of admixtures that can be used to enhance and change the properties of ready mix concrete.

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Tags: Ready-Mix Concrete, Ready Mix Plant, DOT Plant

Cleaning & Removing "Efflorescence"

Posted by Richard Brienza on Tue, Mar 1, 2011 @ 13:03 PM

What is efflorescence and how can I remove it?

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Tags: Efflorescence Removal, Masonary Cleaners, Cleaning Efflorescence

What is "Efflorescence"?

Posted by Richard Brienza on Mon, Feb 28, 2011 @ 09:02 AM
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Tags: White Chaulky Stain on Masonry, Efflorescence, Masonry Stain