Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

Chamesson French Limestone - elegance and performance

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 @ 06:23 PM

A few years ago, I came across the Chamesson limestone that had an off-white background with a faint scattering of grey shells that drifted across the face of the stone in wispy lines. For a pale limestone, it was unusually hard and it was perfect for a project to create some display cabinets for a famous perfume and underwear company. We supplied limestone panels for their perfume displays that can still be seen in a number of airport duty free centres around Europe.

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Topics: limestone flooring, French limestone, limestone tiles, buying limestone, facade, pierre de bourgogne, anti-slip surface, chamesson

Outdoor Projects – a new limestone patio in time for summer

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Jan 09, 2015 @ 12:15 PM

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.

 
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Topics: limestone, limestone flooring, limestone tiles, buying limestone, fitting, substrate, Portuguese limestone, moleanos, patio, external stone, outdoor

Grey Venezia - the bronze grey limestone from Spain

Posted by Steve Turner on Thu, Jan 09, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

During a visit to Marmomacc, the international natural stone show in Verona in October this year, I had another look at the fabulous range of limestone from Luis Sanchez Diez that I spoke about below. I'm pleased to say that a new batch of samples arrived in my warehouse recently. Please get in touch if you would like to see the new range. 

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Topics: limestone flooring, choosing marble, marble flooring, spanish marble, limestone tiles, buying limestone, spanish limestone, marble tiles, choosing natural stone, crema marfil, crema marfil tiles

Spanish Stone - Crema Marfil alternatives

Posted by Steve Turner on Sat, Jan 04, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

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. 

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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

How Mapei and Fila can make life easy in the garden!

Posted by Steve Turner on Sat, Nov 30, 2013 @ 02:46 PM

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?"

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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

French Limestone - the quarries bounce back

Posted by Steve Turner on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 11:38 AM

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.

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Topics: limestone, limestone flooring, marble, French limestone, marble flooring, limestone tiles, burgundy limestone, marble tiles, pierre de bourgogne

Portuguese Limestone – the designer's delight!

Posted by Steve Turner on Mon, Aug 12, 2013 @ 05:36 PM

Portuguese Limestone - ideal for interior design projects

Maybe you have come across Portuguese Limestone in a photo of a beautiful interior on Pinterest or Houzz but you don't know where to go to get it for your project. Or maybe you have a friend who has used it but you are not sure whether it is right for you. Read on to find out more about Portuguese limestone and to see if it could be suitable for your project.

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Topics: limestone tiles, azul valverde, moca cream, fireplace, choosing natural stone, Portuguese limestone, bespoke limestone, moleanos, moleanos blue, atajia blue

French Limestone - not all the same! An update.

Posted by Steve Turner on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 @ 10:12 AM

French Limestone - choosing the right one:

I was approached a little while ago to source some French limestone flooring for a private customer who was renovating a kitchen in an old house. I asked which particular French stone they had in mind and the reply came back that, "French Limestone is French Limestone, isn't it? Isn't it all the same thing?"

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Topics: limestone flooring, French limestone, limestone tiles, montmoyen, beauval, beauvillon, belgian fossil, chanceaux, belgian black

French Limestone Flooring - two new stones to the UK

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 @ 12:41 PM

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.

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Topics: limestone, limestone flooring, French limestone, limestone tiles, burgundy limestone, buying limestone, pierre de bourgogne, vallangis, roche de clermont

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