Demystifying a myth: granite does not burn

For those of you who know me personally, it will not be a surprise to hear me say that taking good care of your stone is very important. However, to preserve the look of the stone, home-owners can go a little too far and be afraid to use the surface for everyday life, such as...
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Granite vs. Quartzite: similarities and differences

Granite and Quartzite are both durable and hard-wearing materials, with excellent and similar properties, including lower sensitivity to acid if compared to marble or limestone. For this and other reasons, granite and quartzite are the first choice when it comes to select a stone...
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Feeling… blue?

With winter fast approaching and days becoming shorter and shorter, it is common to feel blue. However, we have the remedy: here’s an overview of blue materials that will cheer you up by bringing a new flavour to your projects. Azul Amazon Type of stone: granite. Origins:...
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The “art of marble” today

The fact that marble is – and has been for hundreds of years – the material of choice of sculptors is no secret. Its translucency and durability – and yet, soft and easy to work – have determined its success among the greatest, from Phidias, Myron and Praxiteles, to Donatello,...
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The “10 commandments” of natural stone

Choosing the right natural stone can be daunting. There are so many things to consider: physical properties, aesthetic, maintenance, suitability, availability… just to mention a few. Here’s the “10 commandments” of natural stone to help you make an...
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Maintenance programme for honed limestone and marble flooring

Flooring is a key element to the look and feel of any environment, whether it is a private property or a commercial space. By adopting the right maintenance routine for your flooring, you’ll not only display a clean and professional image, but you’ll also prolong the life...
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What is book-matching?

With “book-matching” we refer to the practice of matching two (or more) stone slabs, so that two adjoining surfaces mirror each other, giving the impression of an opened book – that’s is where the name comes from. Book-matching has been used to enhance architectural...
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Marble… all you ever wanted to know: formation, composition, properties and uses

What is marble? Marble is a metamorphic rock formed from the exposure of limestone to a very high temperature and pressure, over the years in the Earth’s crust. Limestone is composed primarily of the mineral calcite (CaCO3) and other minerals, such as clay minerals, micas,...
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Floresta limestone: more info and pictures

Formed over millions of years into a unrivalled tones and textures, this detritic sedimentary rock with a grain-supported texture is ideal to compliment outside designs and greenery and transform outdoor spaces into elegant stylish areas for living, often as a...
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Our limestone range gets bigger

We are exciting to announce that our range of limestone is now enriched with 4 new affordable, durable and (for the most part) frost-resistant materials. Check out the photo gallery here and click on the limestone of interest for more information. Urban Grey Urban Grey is a...
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