Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

Portuguese Marble - Pretty in Pink - an update

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 09:45 AM

Portuguese marble is pretty in pink.

In previous blogs, we've talked about Portuguese limestone, and how these Portuguese stones are loved by designers for their uniformity and predictability of colour, veining and shelling. But the Portuguese also have a range of marbles which are really eye-catching.

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Topics: choosing marble, estremoz, vila vicosa marble, blue marble, blue stone, marble, marble flooring, marble tiles, prestige marble, portuguese marble, White marble, quality marble, rosa aurora

'Ugly' marble. Natural stone with attitude!

Posted by Steve Turner on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 @ 01:25 PM

The demand for coloured marble and strong patterns in natural stone has been around for a while now and is showing no signs of fading.

The first time I realised that it was becoming a trend was when I read an article on Remodelista two years ago. Since then, we have had lots of enquiries and a number of recent orders for so called 'ugly' marble.

One of our latest projects was to supply pink Rosa Aurora marble to the new Granger & Co restaurant at Kings Cross. Pop along to see our tables in situ.. and of course to try out the new menu! The restaurant interior was designed by Gundry & Ducker and fitted by Bluecrow shopfitters. 

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Topics: marble, Italian marble, bespoke, which stone, rare marble, designer, quarry, prestige marble, portuguese marble, exotic marble, quality marble

Italian Marble - for floors, walls, bathrooms and sculptures

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 @ 02:25 PM

Italian Marble - then and now

Italy is generally renowned as the world leader for stylish design and for the quality of its products. I think that some of the credit for this reputation can be attributed to Italian marble. It has long been considered that the Italians produce the world's finest marble.

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Topics: choosing marble, statuario, Italian marble, calacatta, carrara, quality marble

Portuguese Marble - pretty in pink

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Aug 23, 2013 @ 09:56 PM

Home of the Rosa – Portuguese marble is pretty in pink.

Our previous blog talked about Portuguese limestone, particularly Moleanos and Moca Creme, and about how these Portuguese stones can be a designer's delight for their uniformity and predictability of colour and veining/shelling.

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Topics: choosing marble, estremoz, vila vicosa marble, blue marble, blue stone, marble, marble flooring, marble tiles, prestige marble, portuguese marble, White marble, quality marble, rosa aurora

Italian White Marble - perfect for prestige projects

Posted by Steve Turner on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

White Italian marble for bespoke projects

When one of our clients asks us to create a bespoke piece for their project, the material of choice is very often Italian marble. This is perhaps because of its reputation as a luxury material, however, many people are not aware of the variety that the term ‘Italian marble’ encompasses. In fact, there is a myriad of different Italian marbles, each with its own distinct character and geological properties.

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Topics: calacatta borghini, marble flooring, Italian marble, calacatta, calacatta michelangelo, prestige marble, White marble, carrara, quality marble, carrera

Italian Marble - what makes it so good?

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 @ 06:52 PM

Italian Marble

What are the physical properties that make it right for your home?

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Topics: calacatta borghini, statuario, statuary marble, marble, marble flooring, Italian marble, calacatta, calacatta michelangelo, marble tiles, carrara, quality marble, carrera, statuario venato

Crema Marfil marble - the real deal?

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Apr 16, 2013 @ 01:37 PM

Crema Marfil Marble for Flooring and Bespoke pieces

A very well-known "marble", Crema Marfil, is often seen in UK tile outlets. Technically speaking, however, it is not a marble at all but is in fact a limestone. However, it is widely called a marble.

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Topics: marble, marble flooring, spanish marble, marble tiles, crema marfil, crema marfil tiles, quality marble