Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

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

Design and installation of natural stone - insights from the experts

Posted by Steve Turner on Sun, Jul 05, 2015 @ 08:09 PM

Last Wednesday the Stone Federation held a seminar day in London for members about design and installation of natural stone. Amarestone's Director, Steve Turner, was one of a group of five industry experts to present a talk to the assembled stone professionals.

I went along to listen to the talks which featured a range of key topics such as current industry regulation, technical specification, problem solving and general best practice. As always, the team at the Stone Federation did an excellent job of hosting the event and their collective enthusiasm for raising standards in the industry through knowledge sharing really shone through. Well done and thank you!

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Topics: maintenance, buying limestone, events, fitting, cleaning, choosing natural stone, which stone, Stone Federation of GB, CE Marking, design, architect, Stone Federation

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

Myth-busters - using natural stone

Posted by Steve Turner on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 @ 07:35 AM

The 5 most common myths about Marble and Limestone:

Here's a quick summary of the 5 most common myths that we hear when we talk to people on our stand at the exhibitions. A lot of the comments relate to misunderstandings about sealing and maintenance. Some of them are discussed here:

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Topics: limestone flooring, maintenance, marble flooring, cleaning, sealing

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