In the previous blog, I discussed the first 3 steps that will help to ensure a successful outcome in projects that use natural stone. In this article, I will cover the next 3 key steps.
Amarestone Natural Stone Blog
For many interior designers, architects and private clients, the decision to use marble or limestone can represent their design statement as well as a financial investment so it is not surprising that they can be a little anxious to ensure that the project is a success.
Last Wednesday the Stone Federation held a seminar day in London for members about design and installation of natural stone. Amarestone's Director, Steve Turner, was one of a group of five industry experts to present a talk to the assembled stone professionals.
I went along to listen to the talks which featured a range of key topics such as current industry regulation, technical specification, problem solving and general best practice. As always, the team at the Stone Federation did an excellent job of hosting the event and their collective enthusiasm for raising standards in the industry through knowledge sharing really shone through. Well done and thank you!
The 5 most common myths about Marble and Limestone:
Here's a quick summary of the 5 most common myths that we hear when we talk to people on our stand at the exhibitions. A lot of the comments relate to misunderstandings about sealing and maintenance. Some of them are discussed here:
Cleaning a Limestone Patio
How easy is that!
Natural stone is a perfect choice for using outside the house as well as inside. But the main questions that we hear time and time again are, "Is it hard to keep stone clean?" or sometimes, "But doesn't the grout stain easily and look horrible very quickly?"
Topics: stain, limestone, limestone flooring, clean, restore limestone, sealer, stone, French limestone, seal limestone, limestone tiles, burgundy limestone, cleaning, sealing, protection, seal marble, pierre de bourgogne, renovate limestone, external stone
Surface sealing made easy with FILAMP90 ECO
Tile sealants play an essential role in protecting natural materials – and make surfaces easier to maintain. But, contrary to belief, application needn’t be time consuming or unpleasant!
Topics: stain, choosing marble, maintenance, clean, seal slate, marble, stone, marble flooring, Italian marble, spanish marble, calacatta, calacatta michelangelo, seal limestone, Fob, cleaning, wine stain, Fila, marble tiles, sealing, MP90, protection, seal marble
Cleaning and Maintenance of Marble and Limestone Floors and Worktops
How many times have you heard of someone who has been put off using natural stone in their bathroom or kitchen because they are worried about keeping it clean? Sadly, it's something we often hear but it's very easy to avoid problems.
French Limestone Restoration Project
Recently we were presented with the interesting and challenging task of carrying out repairs and restoration to a stone altar in a private chapel in the grounds of a large country home in Hertfordshire. Our leading installation and restoration expert, John Montgomery, takes up the story:
Topics: stone restoration, restore stone, restore limestone, mend cracks, French limestone, cleaning, bespoke limestone, repair stone, renovate limestone, carrara, repair limestone, specialist stone repairs
On Thursday last week, we had industry experts from the Stone Federation of Great Britain, Fila UK and Marmox UK over to the new Design Studio to present three CPD seminars to RIBA Architects and SBID and BIID Designers.
Topics: stain, limestone flooring, choosing marble, Marmox, tilebacker board, marble, stone, limestone tiles, buying limestone, cleaning, wine stain, Fila, which stone, Stone Federation of GB, CE Marking