Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

The top 5 questions at SDS20

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Natural Stone at the Surface Design Show:

The top 5 questions asked by Architects and Designers

This year's Surface Design Show at London's Business Design Centre in Islington attracted a large audience of architects and designers who came to look at the wide range of innovative surfaces on display at the show.

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Topics: French limestone, external stone, ethical sourcing, frequently asked questions

Delivering natural stone to homes in Europe and worldwide

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Jan 14, 2020 @ 03:08 PM

Natural Stone for your holiday home in Europe

Over the last year we have seen an increase in English speaking customers looking for natural stone for their properties across Europe. 

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Topics: French limestone, ethical sourcing, brexit

The trends in natural stone for 2019 - what will happen in 2020?

Posted by Steve Turner on Wed, Dec 11, 2019 @ 09:30 AM

Trends for natural stone specifiers for 2019 and 2020.

At about this time of year, we like to look back at what our customers were buying over the course of the year and work out which way the trends might go over the next year.

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Topics: French limestone, chamesson, portuguese marble, lavoux

The most majestic French limestone

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Nov 12, 2019 @ 09:47 AM

Tuffeau French limestone

The stone that is used as the building material of some of France's most elegant and best known buildings is surprisingly little known outside France.

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Topics: French limestone, tuffeau, listed building

Ethical Stone Register - why we joined

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Oct 18, 2019 @ 04:58 PM

October 18th was Anti-Slavery Day so it seems appropriate to revisit our reasons for joining the Ethical Stone Register.

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Topics: environment, Stone Federation of GB, ethical sourcing

Pierre de Bourgogne

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Oct 08, 2019 @ 09:15 AM

Pierre de Bourgogne - multi-coloured limestone from Burgundy

Pierre de Bourgogne, literally "Stone of Burgundy", is a name commonly given to a selection of French limestone that displays the characteristics that we have come to associate with the limestone from this region of France.

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Topics: French limestone, pierre de bourgogne

What does No-Deal Brexit mean for your natural stone project?

Posted by Steve Turner on Mon, Jul 29, 2019 @ 05:00 PM

Brexit and the impact on imports of European limestone

What will a "No-Deal Brexit" do to prices and lead times?

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Topics: frequently asked questions, brexit

What people really wanted to know about natural stone

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Jul 02, 2019 @ 11:16 AM

Environmental concerns start to take centre stage

Apart from the usual questions about colours, sizes and surface textures, visitors to our stand at the Homebuilding Show raised questions about the ethics and environmental impact of choosing hard surfaces for their homes. With natural stone, we can breathe a sigh of relief.

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Topics: environment, choosing natural stone, ethical sourcing

The French limestones of Paris are in high demand for celebrity projects

Posted by Steve Turner on Thu, Jun 27, 2019 @ 09:31 AM

Parisian Limestone

French limestone from the quarries by the river Oise to the north of Paris has been used for centuries to build the most recognised areas of the French capital city.

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Topics: French limestone, cladding

A One-Stop-Shop for Landscape Designers

Posted by Steve Turner on Thu, May 30, 2019 @ 02:02 PM

Plants and natural stone for hard landscaping all in one place.

Our recent re-location to Pudding Lane Nursery in Arborfield now means that we have the ideal destination for landscape designers.

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Topics: external stone, landscape design