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Guide for Natural Stone
There is no real substitute for natural stone. Stone floors are practical and easy to maintain. They will continue to look good and even improve with age.

Marble

Marble is available in a selection of finishes offering a highly durable and attractive flooring surface for almost any application. Polished marble is very well suited for a formal setting such as an entrance hall, dining room or reception. Many white marble such will go very well in a bathroom. If a softer less formal look is required honed marble can be very effective.

Polished Marble

Polished marble as the name indicates the marble is given a highly polished surface. This type of marble in the correct situation is fabulous to look at. You have always to remember that it can show minute scratches over time

Honed

This is the stage prior to a polished surface and has a matt appearance. Often used for flooring as it is often considered easier to maintain.

Granite

Granite is extremely hard wearing and can be used externally as well as internally. Polished granite looks fantastic and can be treated with a non-slip substance to prevent slipping when wet. The surface can also be honed or flamed to give it texture
The use of Granite is almost limitless when it comes to kitchen worktop offering an elegant and practical solution to many design issues.

Limestone

Limestone as a product is a truly natural flooring option, it is a very popular material often used in kitchens, bathrooms, dinning rooms or even living rooms. Although the majority of limestones are beige in colour there are other colours available. For a more rustic look they can be antiqued.

Travertine

Travertine marble tiles are a very dense form of Calcium Carbonate and although a Limestone, Travertine is more usually considered as a Marble. By its very nature Travertine has many voids in the surfaces that can be pre-filled using a coloured or clear resin or filled when laying using grout

Sandstone

Sandstone has a coarser texture than Limestone and is therefore well suited for non-slip areas such as around swimming pool or as path. It can be used internally if a more rustic look is required.

Slate

Slate this product is ideal for the kitchen. Slate is available in many vibrant colours and not just the grey often associated with slate. It can be polished or plain flat texture.
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