Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

Found: Natural stone ideally suited to indoor/outdoor projects

Posted by Steve Turner on Wed, Jul 22, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
French Limestone
Finding the right natural stone for projects where the same material is used throughout indoor and outdoor spaces can be a challenge. As well as meeting all the usual aesthetic criteria such as colour, pattern, texture etc., the stone also needs to perform well for frost resistance, durability and slip resistance. 

Last week, Steve and Denise visited the Ampilly quarry in Burgundy, France, to research options for an upcoming project. We were looking for a French limestone flooring that could be supplied in a variety of sizes, thicknesses and surface finishes and could also be cut for steps and wall copings. We had used Ampilly for the terrace at Amarestone HQ (pictured below) so it is a stone that we already knew quite well but this was the first time we had made it out to the quarry. 

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Topics: limestone flooring, French limestone, burgundy limestone, facade, beauval, surface finishes, pierre de bourgogne, choosing natural stone, CE Marking, chamesson, natural stone, quarry, patio, external stone, internal stone

French Limestone - not all the same! An update.

Posted by Steve Turner on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 @ 10:12 AM

French Limestone - choosing the right one:

I was approached a little while ago to source some French limestone flooring for a private customer who was renovating a kitchen in an old house. I asked which particular French stone they had in mind and the reply came back that, "French Limestone is French Limestone, isn't it? Isn't it all the same thing?"

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Topics: limestone flooring, French limestone, limestone tiles, montmoyen, beauval, beauvillon, belgian fossil, chanceaux, belgian black