Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

The Marble of the Alhambra - Spanish Macael Marble

Posted by Steve Turner on Sat, Nov 26, 2016 @ 06:17 PM

Blanco Macael - the Spanish marble of the Alhambra Palace

Over the last few years, we have been researching some of the more unusual Spanish limestones and marbles. The Blanco Macael Spanish marble from the southern tip of Spain is well known to us but I hadn't realised that it had such a famous pedigree or that Macael can be yellow, grey or green as well as white.

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Topics: marble, spanish marble, quarry, White marble, marble flooring, facade

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

A limestone quarry in Spain

Posted by Steve Turner on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 @ 09:31 AM

Spanish Limestone Quarry visit

Last month, Denise and Steve spent two days visiting a limestone quarry in Southern Spain to select slabs for an upcoming project. The architect on the project had specified Crema Palancar, a pale coloured limestone, for the roof terrace. 

February and March were exceptionally busy months for us this year. We presented at the Surface Design Show, exhibited at Ecobuild and Homebuilding & Renovating, and several big client projects that had been in the planning stages since before Christmas had just been given the go ahead.

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Topics: choosing marble, spanish marble, buying limestone, spanish limestone, Zamora, environment, water recycling, choosing natural stone, CE Marking, bespoke limestone, crema marfil, quarry, Real, crema marfil tiles, White marble, Palancar, Capri, wildlife, zero waste

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