Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

5 more myths about using marble and limestone in the home

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

Following on from our earlier blog where we shed light on some of the myths about using natural stone, we address another 5 common misconceptions that we hear when we exhibit at the trade and design shows.

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Topics: choosing marble, tilebacker board, Italian marble, Fila, seal marble, choosing natural stone, carrara, roche de clermont, bathroom

Tracking down 100 yr old Italian marble tiles

Posted by Steve Turner on Mon, May 12, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

A case study: Sourcing old Italian marble.

A little while ago, we were approached by a private client whose Victorian house had an old black and white marble floor that was in need of some careful restoration, cleaning and re-sealing. In addition, the customer wanted to find some matching marble floor tiles for a new conservatory extension.

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Topics: maintenance, sealer, marble, Italian marble, calacatta, Fob, fitting, Fila

Nano or Micro - which technology for sealing marble and limestone?

Posted by Steve Turner on Sun, Mar 23, 2014 @ 07:42 AM

Nano technology - a tiny step too far?

One of the most important factors in ensuring that your new limestone floor or marble bathroom stays looking good is the sealer that is used to protect it. But how do you choose which one to best safeguard your investment?

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Topics: seal slate, sealer, stop stain, seal limestone, Fob, Fila, MP90, seal marble, W68

Sourcing the world's best natural stone: How do you start?

Posted by Steve Turner on Mon, Nov 11, 2013 @ 04:06 PM

Where it all began...

Husband and wife team, Steve and Denise Turner, started the company almost 10 years ago when they were looking for a fresh start. Denise began her career as a biochemist, later moving into IT. Steve went straight into the IT industry after university and worked his way up to running a successful IT project management business.

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Topics: limestone, choosing marble, history, marble, buying limestone, installation, fitting, Fila, choosing natural stone, Stone Federation of GB, CE Marking, design, bespoke limestone, company, customer service, bespoke service

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

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

Will my limestone or marble flooring stain?

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Jan 11, 2013 @ 09:36 AM

Will my stone stain? - how to ensure it stays clean.

One of the most frequently asked questions that we get when we are on stand at the exhibitions is, “will my stone stain?” There’s a short video on our web site on this subject (see www.amarestone.com). Most people are worried about spilling red wine and what that might do to their limestone flooring. This is something that gets tested on a fairly regular basis at our house!

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Topics: stain, limestone, limestone flooring, marble, stone, French limestone, marble flooring, cleaning, wine stain, floor, Fila, marble tiles, sealing