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CarlaN
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Posted: September 18, 2008 3:11 PM

What common stone tiles are considered impervious?
MichaelPrachniak
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Posted: September 18, 2008 3:44 PM

RE: impervious stone tiles?
Granite is impervious.
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Posted: November 8, 2008 6:22 PM

RE: impervious stone tiles?
Michael- I have granite and it is not impervious unless you continually reseal it.  Otherwise, anything oil based will stain it.  Any dyes will stain it.  The only impervious natural stone is soapstone- it is totally non pourous and will not burn or scortch.  you can pour acid on it and it will not leave a mark.  However, it does scratch.  There are various degrees of hardness in soapstone, but even the hardest can be scatched.  Scatches can easily be buffed out. 
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Posted: November 8, 2008 10:56 PM

RE: impervious stone tiles?
Okay, maybe impervious was an overstatement, however the porosity of granite is something like .02% which is insignificant. I have also never seen a granite floor that had noticeable stains. Yes, sealing will help to block any naturally occurring pores. Granite is also naturally acid resistant but it will affect the polish.
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Imogenyuj
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Posted: December 18, 2013 1:13 AM

RE: impervious stone tiles?
I found on article on here about earthen floors that was very interesting.
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Posted: October 24, 2014 9:30 AM

RE: impervious stone tiles?
Personally based on my experience i prefered Granite is impervious stone tile. Because naturally its a beautiful stone i have ever seen in my life.
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