Frequently Asked Questions about limestone and marble
The top ten questions that people asked about using limestone and marble in their self build projects.
At the recent Surface Design Show, visitors to the Stone Hub were able to speak to a number of different stone industry experts and get advice on a wide range of topics related to using natural stone in their projects.
Other articles on our blog site talk about the importance of properly sealing stone floors for ease of maintenance. For a variety of reasons, sometimes it just doesn't happen and a floor can end up looking dull or stained. So what can be done to restore the floor?
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.
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:
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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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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One of the most frequently asked questions that we get when we are on stand at the exhibitions is, “will my stone stain?” Most people are worried about spilling red wine and what that might do to their limestone flooring. This is something that gets tested on a fairly regular basis at our house!