Last week, Amanda McGrory competed in both the Boston and London marathons. After struggling with very windy conditions she came out with a solid fourth place finish in Boston on Monday, April 20th. The following Sunday Amanda competed in the London marathon, where she placed third. Follow Amanda’s progress on her athlete facebook page or at amandamcgrory.com
A few weeks ago we wrote about when and how to seal your natural stone. In that post we mentioned something called the absorption coefficient. In case you missed that post or need a refresh, basically the absorption coefficient is how porous your natural stone surface is and how quickly it will absorb a liquid.
About a year ago Corian announced that it was working on placing power mat charging stations inside of it’s Corian countertop products. Essentially allowing consumers to charge phones and tablets simply by placing them on top of the charging station discreetly hiding inside of their countertops.
Corian has recently teamed up with PMA (Power Matters Alliance) in an effort to make this dream a reality. ”The company will soon begin embedding Powermat’s wireless charging tech within its Corian solid surface, a synthetic granite alternative often used for countertops and installed everywhere from kitchens and meeting rooms to hospitals and research labs.”
With this new team working together, experts are predicting these power mats and charging stations to start popping up in public spaces and homes.
So you’ve done your research and learned that many sources suggest sealing your natural stone while others state that not all stone needs to be sealed. What now? Should you or shouldn’t you seal your stone? It’s simple, to maximize protection all natural stone should be sealed. The worst that can happen is that your stone may not be very porous so it only absorbs a very little amount of sealer, but that means it’s still sealed!
Keep reading as we break down a few ways to decide how and when you should seal your stone.
For a long time granite has been the go-to surface for high end kitchens and baths, but there’s a new product in town. Quartz is slowly gaining on granite in popularity and for good reason. A man-made surface hard enough to resist scratches, stains, and spills, Quartz is popping up all over the place. Below we’ll answer five of the most common questions about Quartz.