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comment How long should it take a professional to lay a patio?
Isn't it quite difficult laying a patio properly without slabs going wonky or it sinking or cracking or anything? I would have been way too nervous to try it myself.
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asked How long should it take a professional to lay a patio?
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revised How can I adjust the depth to which a pneumatic toilet flush button must be pressed?
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asked How can I adjust the depth to which a pneumatic toilet flush button must be pressed?
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accepted Why does our “granite” worktop mark so easily?
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comment Why does our “granite” worktop mark so easily?
Didn't want to close this question until I found out the final answer. Turns out the batch of stone didn't have some treatment applied at the quarry before shipping by mistake. However, it can be applied in situ apparently - I presume this is the sealant @shirlockhomes suggested. Should all be sorted then.
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comment Why does our “granite” worktop mark so easily?
Definitely real stone - has long glass-like veins (some are 10+ mm wide) running right across it and varied pattern of light and darker greys. Also rough on the underneath and I saw a photo of it as a slab before it was cut. Also we were given all the spiel about each piece being unique because it is natural. But given how soft it is - it can't be granite? Is quartzite usually softer? What stone could it be?
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comment Why does our “granite” worktop mark so easily?
So it really shouldn't mark this easily then? It wasn't cheap by any measure, so I'm definitely starting to feel ripped off! I don't think it can be man-made though, the veining makes it look like it is real stone (and it as definitely cut from a single large slab).
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asked Why does our “granite” worktop mark so easily?