Originally Posted by DWFII
Then too, I was always taught, and my experience verifies, that the harder the material the faster it will wear...esp. when coming into contact with hard, or harder, abrasive materials. Obviously steel or iron is harder than concrete but a resilient rubber will yield and then spring back rather than be abraded when it comes into contact with rock or tarmac.
Yup. Lettering on headstones is often sand-blasted, using a vinyl or rubber stencil. The granite blasts away while the stencil stays intact. Seems crazy, but there it is.