How to select natural stone
Variety is the spice of life
Colour variation is expected in Natural Stone. A trial tiling layout should be done on site by opening all boxes to see the range of colour variation and work out the best way to install the stone.
Know what your getting
There is a misconception of Natural Stone on the market, that if it looks the same, it is the same. Natural Stone is available in different grades. While there is no industry standard name for the grades of Natural Stone, most suppliers use the names: Premium, Standard, and Commercial. To ensure you choose the correct grade of stone most appropriate for your purpose and budget, it is important to become familiar with industry terms.
Getting the best results
Fast setting adhesives should always be used to stop the moisture of the adhesive effecting the stone. Stone sensitive grout and silicones are also recommended.
Seal the deal
Natural Stone is mostly a porous material, therefore sealing is a MUST. When using sealing products, always read the labels and follow the instructions carefully. Sealers will not prevent etching and will only slow down the staining.
Stone Finishes for you
Our Natural Stones comes in many finishes, such as; Honed (Satin-smooth), Soapstone (Velvety) and Sandblasted (Textured), which is mostly used for external areas.