Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

'Ugly' marble. Natural stone with attitude!

Posted by Steve Turner on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 @ 01:25 PM

The demand for coloured marble and strong patterns in natural stone has been around for a while now and is showing no signs of fading.

The first time I realised that it was becoming a trend was when I read an article on Remodelista two years ago. Since then, we have had lots of enquiries and a number of recent orders for so called 'ugly' marble.

One of our latest projects was to supply pink Rosa Aurora marble to the new Granger & Co restaurant at Kings Cross. Pop along to see our tables in situ.. and of course to try out the new menu! The restaurant interior was designed by Gundry & Ducker and fitted by Bluecrow shopfitters. 

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Topics: marble, Italian marble, bespoke, which stone, rare marble, designer, quarry, prestige marble, portuguese marble, exotic marble, quality marble

Design and installation of natural stone - insights from the experts

Posted by Steve Turner on Sun, Jul 05, 2015 @ 08:09 PM

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!

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Topics: maintenance, buying limestone, events, fitting, cleaning, choosing natural stone, which stone, Stone Federation of GB, CE Marking, design, architect, Stone Federation

Amarestone's Steve Turner, VIP speaker at Surface Design Show 2015

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Feb 10, 2015 @ 09:47 AM

We are proud to announce that Steve Turner, Amarestone MD, has been invited to represent the Stone Federation of Great Britain at the Surface Design Show tomorrow.

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Topics: events, surface finishes, which stone, Stone Federation of GB, design, architect, natural stone, designer, surface design show

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

CPDs - "Choose Limestone", "Seal and Clean Stone", "Bathroom Tiling"

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 10:48 AM

On Thursday last week, we had industry experts from the Stone Federation of Great Britain, Fila UK and Marmox UK over to the new Design Studio to present three CPD seminars to RIBA Architects and SBID and BIID Designers.

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Topics: stain, limestone flooring, choosing marble, Marmox, tilebacker board, marble, stone, limestone tiles, buying limestone, cleaning, wine stain, Fila, which stone, Stone Federation of GB, CE Marking

Buying Natural Stone - top 5 tips

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Mar 08, 2013 @ 04:37 PM

Hints and Tips on Choosing Natural Stone for your project

This is a guide on how to select both the material and the professionals for your natural stone project.

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Topics: limestone, choosing marble, marble, French limestone, Italian marble, buying limestone, which stone