Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

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

Tracking down 100 yr old Italian marble tiles

Posted by Steve Turner on Mon, May 12, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

A case study: Sourcing old Italian marble.

A little while ago, we were approached by a private client whose Victorian house had an old black and white marble floor that was in need of some careful restoration, cleaning and re-sealing. In addition, the customer wanted to find some matching marble floor tiles for a new conservatory extension.

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Topics: maintenance, sealer, marble, Italian marble, calacatta, Fob, fitting, Fila

Protecting polished marble

Posted by Steve Turner on Sun, Oct 13, 2013 @ 09:02 AM

Surface sealing made easy with FILAMP90 ECO

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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Topics: stain, choosing marble, maintenance, clean, seal slate, marble, stone, marble flooring, Italian marble, spanish marble, calacatta, calacatta michelangelo, seal limestone, Fob, cleaning, wine stain, Fila, marble tiles, sealing, MP90, protection, seal marble

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