What is Yorkstone?

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Yorkstone also known as Yorkshire stone is a natural sandstone which is known widely for its high quality, durability and strength. Sandstone is known to be formed over 300 million years ago and consists of clay, quartz, mica, feldspar, silica and iron oxides.

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Slate Stone vs Sandstone

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slate stone vs sandstone

All stone materials are different and each have their own pros and cons of usage. Before using a type of stone, it is always best to research the material to get the best use out of it.

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Dealing with losing man’s best friend

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grief of losing mans best friend

Pet owners out there will agree that a dog is not ‘just a dog’, he is man’s best friend. Our dogs are loyal, affectionate and most of all a member of the family. With such an intense bond between the relationship, when it comes to losing our pet, it is understandable to feel heartbroken and devastated.

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How to Choose a House Sign

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Many years ago people started the tradition of naming their Manor houses, castles and their Halls. As the years have passed, this very British tradition has continued and has led to the rise of naming houses and business buildings.

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Stone vs Plastic Pet Memorials

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Our pets become our friends, companions and family members so when they pass over to that rainbow bridge in the sky, it can be devastating for us. One way to heal the mourning process and to remember our beloved pets is to erect a memorial for them. A memorial is a beautiful, special tribute dedicated to your pets. It allows you and your family a space for grieving and remembering.

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Memorial Stone Types Revisited

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stone quarry

Memorial stones are a lasting tribute and memory to our loved ones, it is a beautiful, unique & personal stone that will last for years to come. It is important that you find the right stone so you can then chose the perfect shape, writing and picture you would like featured on your memorial stone.

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How to Clean a Memorial Stone

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Many people come forward with the question of ‘How do I clean a memorial stone’? expecting the answer to be as simple as a wipe clean with a cloth but in fact to keep the stone maintained and in the best preserved condition, there is a little more tender loving care that goes into it.

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What is Slate Stone?

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Slate Cliff

Slate has been used for thousands of years from old school blackboards, roofing, flooring and construction in the 19th century. Slate is a popular material to use in these builds due to its attractive and decorative appearance as well as its durability.

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How to Polish Slate and Stone by Hand

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If you have scratched your slate (or other stone) sign, memorial, worktop or cheeseboard, fear no more. Read on for a step by step guide on how to repolish that damaged surface and make it as good as new or better.

Illustration of scratched slate: Image 1

badly scratched slate sign

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