Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

Frost Resistant limestone - testing is key.

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 @ 11:38 AM

Using limestone outside:

Limestone is an ideal material for using outside as paving, as cladding, as building blocks and for sculptures or other bespoke works. The big concern for architects and specifiers is how the stone will weather over the life of the project. 

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Topics: limestone, CE Marking, patio, external stone, cladding, frost test

Stone Carving - The Next Generation of Carvers

Posted by Steve Turner on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 @ 12:59 PM

 

Stone Carving - The Next Generation

The work being done by the student stone carvers is amazing, but then, they are being trained by some of the best in the business. 

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Topics: French limestone, sponsorship, sculpture, stone carving

The top 10 questions about using limestone or marble

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Apr 06, 2018 @ 09:10 AM

Top 10 FAQs at the NEC Homebuilding Show 2018

The top ten questions that people asked about using limestone and marble in their self build projects.

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Topics: sealing, choosing natural stone, CE Marking, bathroom, exhibitions, frequently asked questions

French Limestone for Cladding

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Mar 30, 2018 @ 04:14 PM

French limestone for internal and external facade cladding.

At the recent Homebuilding and Renovating Show at the NEC in Birmingham, we had several requests from architects and self builders about the use of natural stone for cladding the external facades of new-build homes.

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Topics: French limestone, ethical sourcing, cladding

Ethical Sourcing for natural stone

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Feb 06, 2018 @ 12:15 PM

Ethical Stone Register

Modern day slave labour. Child labour. Worker exploitation. Environmental damage.

Wouldn't it be nice to know that the money you spend on your natural stone project is not funding some practice that you would find unsavoury or unethical? 

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Topics: quarry, ethical sourcing

New French Limestone with the Reclaimed Look

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 @ 02:11 PM

Capture the look of an ancient floor with French Limestone

We are occasionally asked to supply limestone flooring that looks like it could have been laid centuries ago. Clients love the look of a well-worn stone floor and they want to recreate the look in their new or refurbished homes. How can this be achieved? 

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Topics: French limestone, surface finishes

French Limestone for major projects

Posted by Steve Turner on Sat, May 27, 2017 @ 12:21 PM

Cutting and finishing large volumes of French limestone

On our blog, we often talk about different types of French limestone and the quarries they come from. But when your project requires large volumes of stone, you also need to look at the factories that cut and finish the stone. They are a vitally important part of the process and we thought we should highlight what to look for and why.

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Topics: French limestone, choosing natural stone, ethical sourcing

This year's most popular limestone

Posted by Steve Turner on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 @ 01:30 PM

The most talked about limestone and marble.

Blue and grey coloured limestones have recently become very "on trend" but have they now overtaken the demand for the more traditional beige and white coloured limestones? 

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Topics: French limestone, spanish limestone, portuguese marble

Renovate stone floors and bring back the shine

Posted by Steve Turner on Sun, Mar 12, 2017 @ 01:45 PM

Restoring the shine in stone floors

Sealing and careful maintenance certainly help to prolong the life of a natural stone floor but there are times when the floor just needs some additional TLC to be brought back to its original condition.

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Topics: stone restoration, cleaning

Natural Stone Installation seminar notes #SDS2017

Posted by Steve Turner on Sat, Feb 11, 2017 @ 01:40 PM

At the recent Surface Design Show, visitors to the Stone Hub were able to speak to a number of different stone industry experts and get advice on a wide range of topics related to using natural stone in their projects. 

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Topics: installation, sealing, choosing natural stone