Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

Found: Natural stone ideally suited to indoor/outdoor projects

Posted by Steve Turner on Wed, Jul 22, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
French Limestone
Finding the right natural stone for projects where the same material is used throughout indoor and outdoor spaces can be a challenge. As well as meeting all the usual aesthetic criteria such as colour, pattern, texture etc., the stone also needs to perform well for frost resistance, durability and slip resistance. 

Last week, Steve and Denise visited the Ampilly quarry in Burgundy, France, to research options for an upcoming project. We were looking for a French limestone flooring that could be supplied in a variety of sizes, thicknesses and surface finishes and could also be cut for steps and wall copings. We had used Ampilly for the terrace at Amarestone HQ (pictured below) so it is a stone that we already knew quite well but this was the first time we had made it out to the quarry. 

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Topics: limestone flooring, French limestone, burgundy limestone, facade, beauval, surface finishes, pierre de bourgogne, choosing natural stone, CE Marking, chamesson, natural stone, quarry, patio, external stone, internal stone

Create the Look: using Natural Stone Inside-Outside

Posted by Steve Turner on Sun, Oct 19, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

Create the look: inside outside space

Recently, Amarestone exhibited at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show at London’s Olympia. Over the course of the show we chatted to homebuilders and renovators with projects ranging from small scale refurbishments through to ambitious new builds.

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Topics: French limestone, spanish limestone, patios, sandstone, Palancar, external stone, internal stone