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.
Amarestone Natural Stone Blog
French Limestone at Ecobuild and HB&R Show 2015. Over the last few weeks we have been busy rushing from one part of the country to another for trade shows, quarry visits and client meetings. March is always a busy time of year as spring gets underway and projects that have been in the planning stages over winter start to gather pace.
At the beginning of March we were at Ecobuild which took place at Excel, London. This year we decided to team up and share a stand with the Stone Federation, our industry trade organisation.
A new Limestone Patio for Summer.
Believe it or not, if you want a new garden patio area in time for summer, now is the time to get planning. Read on for technical advice and a range of design ideas to help get your project started.
Alternative marbles from Spain:
In an earlier blog, I talked about Crema Marfil and how difficult it was becoming to find really top-quality material.
Topics: limestone, limestone flooring, choosing marble, marble, marble flooring, spanish marble, limestone tiles, buying limestone, spanish limestone, marble tiles, choosing natural stone, which stone, bespoke limestone, crema marfil, crema marfil tiles
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?"
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
Good News: French Limestone back on the agenda
We've just had some excellent news from our friends in France. After last year's bad news, they have now restructured and we can once again source the widest range of top quality French limestone and marble for tiles, slabs and bespoke pieces. The range includes many of the world renowned Burgundy limestones as well as a few new ones from quarries that were not previously on our list.
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.
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
With our extensive network of contacts in the quarries throughout France, we have become known as the people who can source many of the well-known French limestones. Now though, the less well known limestone quarries are approaching us and enabling us to offer an even wider range.
Hints and Tips on Choosing Natural Stone for your project
This is a guide on how to select both the material and the professionals for your natural stone project.
For the fourth year running, Amarestone will be exhibiting at Ecobuild as part of the Stone Federation of GB's "Stone Zone" pavillion.