Sartoria restaurant project featured on Hospitality Interiors magazine

paolo.interiors supplies elegant marble for refurbishment of Sartoria
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Who said natural stone doesn’t originate from the UK?

As part of my on-going search for new materials, I have put together a selection of striking stone originating in the UK. Yes, you heard me! Because there is so much more than Portland stone and Yorkstone that this land offers. Generally natural stone quarried in the UK is...
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Fifty shades of grey (stone)

Love it or hate it, Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James has been the most talked about book of the last few years, becoming a socio-cultural phenomenon. Since Random House bought the rights to the trilogy in 2012, the series has sold well over 100 million copies worldwide. No,  I...
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February’s stone of the month: Jasmine White limestone

With a new month, a new stone of the month. This month I have chosen Jasmine White limestone, possibly the whitest and most delicate limestone currently available. Originally from Turkey, Jasmine White limestone has a consistent off-white background, with an occasional light...
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The glossary of natural stone

Here’s a brief overview of the terms widely used in the – sometimes geeky – world of natural stone. I thought it might be of help! Antique A broad term that refers to a variety of ageing/distressing techniques to achieve a “worn out” look to the stone. The grade...
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An introduction to ceramic tiles

Some say “what you don’t know won’t hurt”. I disagree. That’s why I have decided to write this ABC of ceramic tiles, whose aim is to be a quick reference point for those who want to learn more about this functional material, what types of cerami...
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paolo.interiors awarded Best of Houzz 2016

Over 35 million monthly unique users nominated best home building, renovating and design professionals in the UK and around the world. London (UK), January 12, 2016 – paolo.interiors has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and...
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Stone of the month (January): Argento Marble

With the New Year, a new idea! Every month I am going to select a material to bring to your attention. The aim is to identify materials that are not widely used in the UK or – even better – not used at all, so that YOU can benefit from the advantage of using materials that no-one...
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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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