Frequently Asked Questions about limestone and marble
Sealing and careful maintenance certainly help to prolong the life of a natural stone floor but there are times when the floor just needs some additional TLC to be brought back to its original condition.
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?
In the previous blog, I discussed the first 3 steps that will help to ensure a successful outcome in projects that use natural stone. In this article, I will cover the next 3 key steps.
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.
Last Wednesday the Stone Federation held a seminar day in London for members about design and installation of natural stone. Amarestone's Director, Steve Turner, was one of a group of five industry experts to present a talk to the assembled stone professionals.
I went along to listen to the talks which featured a range of key topics such as current industry regulation, technical specification, problem solving and general best practice. As always, the team at the Stone Federation did an excellent job of hosting the event and their collective enthusiasm for raising standards in the industry through knowledge sharing really shone through. Well done and thank you!
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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