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Black and White Marble floor tiles

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Dec 30, 2016 @ 11:52 AM

Choosing Black and White Marble Floor Tiles:


Black and white marble floor tiles have been popular for a hundred years and more. It is still a classic good look for Victorian and Edwardian houses. But with a little creativity, the style can work well in more modern houses and it doesn't have to be limited to a purely black and white colour palette.

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Topics: French limestone, spanish marble, belgian fossil, spanish limestone, nero marquina, carrara, black and white, chequerboard

After the fire - Sourcing limestone for historic buildings

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, May 01, 2015 @ 02:38 PM

Fire Damage in Historic Buildings.

Fire in historic houses has hit the headlines a number of times already this year. The most recent being a devastating fire at the National Trust's Clandon Park just this week. We are members of the National Trust and have visited Clandon many times so we are very sorry to hear the news. 

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Topics: our service, French limestone, tuffeau, listed building, rare marble, natural stone, repair stone, exotic marble, nero marquina, historic house, restoration, carrara, external stone, tuffa, repair limestone, specialist stone repairs, Caen stone

Black and White Marble Floors - Create the look

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, May 17, 2013 @ 12:36 PM

Choosing "Chequerboard" Marble Tiles:

Black and white chequerboard flooring has been a popular look since Victorian times and there are many ways of recreating that look. The classic mix of Italian white Carrara marble and black Nero Marquinia marble (limestone, actually but it is often thought of as a marble) has always been popular but there are lots of other options. Read on for more details:

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Topics: marble flooring, belgian black, nero marquina, carrara, chequerboard