Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

6 key steps to successful natural stone installation - Part 2

Posted by Steve Turner on Sat, Oct 10, 2015 @ 01:24 PM

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.

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Topics: maintenance, installation, cleaning

6 key steps to successful natural stone installation - Part 1

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 @ 09:16 AM

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.

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Topics: maintenance, installation, cleaning, sealing, choosing natural stone

Design and installation of natural stone - insights from the experts

Posted by Steve Turner on Sun, Jul 05, 2015 @ 08:09 PM

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!

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Topics: maintenance, buying limestone, events, fitting, cleaning, choosing natural stone, which stone, Stone Federation of GB, CE Marking, design, architect, Stone Federation

Myth-busters - using natural stone

Posted by Steve Turner on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 @ 07:35 AM

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:

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Topics: limestone flooring, maintenance, marble flooring, cleaning, sealing

How Mapei and Fila can make life easy in the garden!

Posted by Steve Turner on Sat, Nov 30, 2013 @ 02:46 PM

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?"

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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

Protecting polished marble

Posted by Steve Turner on Sun, Oct 13, 2013 @ 09:02 AM

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!

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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

Patios and Paths - cleaning them effectively

Posted by Steve Turner on Wed, Aug 07, 2013 @ 08:54 AM

Sprucing up a patio or pathway

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Topics: stain, pathways, stone restoration, restore stone, cleaning, Fila, patios, deteredek

Natural Stone - cleaning and maintenance made simple

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 @ 11:26 AM

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.

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Topics: stain, limestone flooring, marble flooring, cleaning, Fila, external stone

Restoring Natural Stone - French Limestone Altar

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 @ 01:26 PM

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:

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Topics: stone restoration, restore stone, restore limestone, mend cracks, French limestone, cleaning, bespoke limestone, repair stone, renovate limestone, carrara, repair limestone, specialist stone repairs

CPDs - "Choose Limestone", "Seal and Clean Stone", "Bathroom Tiling"

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 10:48 AM

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.

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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