Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

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

How 4 common myths cause leaks in your bathroom

Posted by Steve Turner on Thu, Nov 10, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

 

Recently, we have been asked to advise on several different situations where an inappropriate substrate has resulted in damage to the extent that the natural stone tiling now needs to be replaced. So, we would like to share with you the most common problems we come across and our top tips for protecting your new bathroom from water damage.

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Topics: limestone, marble, installation, bathroom

Homebuilding Show NEC 2016 - Masterclass

Posted by Steve Turner on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 @ 04:16 PM

At last year's Homebuilding Show at the NEC, I gave a short presentation on how to ensure success when designing and installing a natural stone project. I'll be giving a more in-depth talk on Thursday 9th Feb 2017 at this year's Surface Design Show #SDS17.

The SDS show is specifically for designers and architects. Let me know if you would like complimentary tickets.

 

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The Homebuilding and Renovating Show, NEC 2016:

Another busy Homebuilding and Renovating Show at the NEC has just come to a close. This year, we focussed on our unique range of French limestone and a small selection of eye-catching Portuguese marble.

At this year's show, I was "volunteered" by my wife and daughters to give a seminar on the "Selection and Installation of Natural Stone". So, the audience got to hear a cut-down version of the presentation that I give to the Stone Federation at their regular training events. In the seminar, we discuss the importance of selecting the correct stone for the project and we run through the key elements of installation.

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Topics: installation, choosing natural stone, CE Marking

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

Another reason NOT to use plasterboard with marble or limestone tiles

Posted by Steve Turner on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 @ 06:51 AM

Advice for Tiling on Plasterboard

To sum it up in one word - DON'T! Here's why....

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Topics: Marmox, installation, bathroom

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