Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

Natural Stone Inspiration from Chelsea 2015

Posted by Steve Turner on Thu, Jun 04, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Inspired By Natural Stone - Chelsea

We are currently working on a new video clip for Amarestone that shows a few of the things that inspire us as a company. Our work involves a degree of creative vision and it's an aspect of the business that all of us really enjoy.

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Topics: swimming pool, pathways, French limestone, events, environment, design, anti-slip surface, bespoke limestone, patios, patio, wildlife, external stone, outdoor, tuffa

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

Spanish Stone - Crema Marfil alternatives

Posted by Steve Turner on Sat, Jan 04, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

Alternative marbles from Spain:

In an earlier blog, I talked about Crema Marfil and how difficult it was becoming to find really top-quality material. 

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Topics: limestone, limestone flooring, choosing marble, marble, marble flooring, spanish marble, limestone tiles, buying limestone, spanish limestone, marble tiles, choosing natural stone, which stone, bespoke limestone, crema marfil, crema marfil tiles

Sourcing the world's best natural stone: How do you start?

Posted by Steve Turner on Mon, Nov 11, 2013 @ 04:06 PM

Where it all began...

Husband and wife team, Steve and Denise Turner, started the company almost 10 years ago when they were looking for a fresh start. Denise began her career as a biochemist, later moving into IT. Steve went straight into the IT industry after university and worked his way up to running a successful IT project management business.

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Topics: limestone, choosing marble, history, marble, buying limestone, installation, fitting, Fila, choosing natural stone, Stone Federation of GB, CE Marking, design, bespoke limestone, company, customer service, bespoke service

Portuguese Limestone – the designer's delight!

Posted by Steve Turner on Mon, Aug 12, 2013 @ 05:36 PM

Portuguese Limestone - ideal for interior design projects

Maybe you have come across Portuguese Limestone in a photo of a beautiful interior on Pinterest or Houzz but you don't know where to go to get it for your project. Or maybe you have a friend who has used it but you are not sure whether it is right for you. Read on to find out more about Portuguese limestone and to see if it could be suitable for your project.

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Topics: limestone tiles, azul valverde, moca cream, fireplace, choosing natural stone, Portuguese limestone, bespoke limestone, moleanos, moleanos blue, atajia blue

Restoring Natural Stone - French Limestone Altar

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 @ 01:26 PM

French Limestone Restoration Project

Recently we were presented with the interesting and challenging task of carrying out repairs and restoration to a stone altar in a private chapel in the grounds of a large country home in Hertfordshire. Our leading installation and restoration expert, John Montgomery, takes up the story:

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Topics: stone restoration, restore stone, restore limestone, mend cracks, French limestone, cleaning, bespoke limestone, repair stone, renovate limestone, carrara, repair limestone, specialist stone repairs