Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

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

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

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

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

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

Crema Marfil marble - the real deal?

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Apr 16, 2013 @ 01:37 PM

Crema Marfil "Marble"

 

A very well-known "marble", Crema Marfil, is often seen in UK tile outlets. Technically speaking, however, it is not a marble at all but is in fact a limestone. However, it is widely labelled as a marble because it can be polished to a high shine. 

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Topics: marble, marble flooring, spanish marble, marble tiles, crema marfil, crema marfil tiles, quality marble, ethical sourcing