The many marbles of the Washington Monument

Can you spot the color change from this distance?

From afar, the Washington Monument seems like a relatively simple, straightforward piece of construction. A tall, stone pillar of a seemingly monochrome tint, it stands upright in ...

3 iconic types of marble

The Pantheon's porch is made partly from Pentelic marble.

Marble is one of those types of stone that just about anyone can recognize when looking at. Of course, this isn't saying much - to say you know marble when you see it is like ...

Top 3 masonry structures through history

The Great Wall is the longest man-made structure on earth.

When it comes to world famous monuments and structures, it's always the flashier stones that hog the limelight. Marble, limestone, slate, even sandstone - there's no shor...

3 stone care scenarios and the products they require

When the worst happens to your stone, there are some products you can turn to.

Remember your parents' classic trick for getting stains out of your clothes? Pour a little club soda on then stain, then scrub gently or intensely, depending on the severity o...

When wood becomes stone

Over millions of years, these trees could petrify.

Readers who have been paying attention will know all about how limestone is a fossilized rock, made up of millions of bits of shells, sand and mud compressed together thousands of ...

Top 3 stone mysteries

Some of these mysteries are downright spine-tingling.

When it comes to stone, some things are clear cut:Acid and stone don't play well together;If you want your stone to last, you've got to take care of itIf you want to ensu...

Top 3 weirdest sources of stains

These seagulls could end up being a menace to your stone.

You're probably well aware of some of the more common types of stains that can afflict your stone: Water, oil, coffee, leaves, just to name a few. In fact, we wrote a whole ar...

A brief guide to post-sealing surface protection

Sealing your stone isn't a fool-proof surface protection solution.

Anyone who's ever used a Dry-Treat sealer, such as STAIN-PROOF Original™, knows you're dealing with a reliable and highly effective product. As far we're conce...

Keeping up with The Motherland Calls

The Motherland Calls is a mightily impressive feat of concrete architecture.

As a race, humanity has been responsible for some incredible structures. From the immensity of the Tokyo Skytree and Spring Temple Buddha through to smaller-scale but no less aston...

What has water ever done for my stone?

Water is not necessarily the nemesis of stone surfaces.

Natural stone enthusiasts and owners have something of a love-hate relationship. Yes, true, it's a life-sustaining substance without which our natural environment would dry up...

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