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  • The versatility of natural stone for domestic and commercial design projects

    Natural stone can be used in any number of living or commercial spaces.  Most commonly used in kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and conservatories we have also seen a trend among home owners and designers to use the same stone throughout the ground floor. This creates a seamless finish joining together indoor and outdoor living areas.

     

     

     

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    Beautiful and hardwearing, natural stone is a worthwhile investment and an ideal choice for your project, it is important though to ensure you choose the right stone.

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    Slate, limestone and travertine, are all popular stone choices, each with their own unique selling points and qualities – certain stones are particularly more suited for use in certain areas due to their different finishes i.e. honed, riven and polished etc.

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    Rooms that are subject to lots of wear require a hardwearing surface, so riven slate or antique tumbled limestone, which has a pre-aged appearance, is a fantastic choice. Businesses such as gastro-pubs, wine bars, retail garden centres and hairdressers are just some of the commercial premises that have installed riven slate and Heritage limestone. These are hardwearing and perfect for high-traffic areas are incredibly long-lasting and durable.

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    Limestone, which can have a highly polished finish, may require more attention to keep in
    tip-top condition in high traffic areas. It may not be suitable for use in bathrooms and wet-rooms due to reasons of slip.   However, a honed or brushed limestone such as the Moleanos Classic beige works fantastically well in kitchens and other well trafficked floors whilst complementing a variety of interior styles.

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    The appeal of stone is unquestionable — when the right stone is used, it can provide a long-lasting, timeless look and a unique character.

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    mrs stone store is an online retailer specialising in Brazilian slate, Portuguese limestone and other stones. The company is established and well respected in the industry as an authority on using natural stone in your commercial or domestic projects. The business is built on a simple but trusted approach of supplying high quality natural stone at competitive prices, coupled with a first class approach to customer service.

    With over 60 years combined industry experience mrs stone store is the first choice for home owners, architects, interior designers and design consultants looking to use natural stone to enhance and complement your design project.

    For more information on any of the stone mentioned in the article visit: www.mrs-stone-store.com

     

     

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