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Why You Should Consider Limestone for Your Alfresco Area

Planning and developing a new alfresco area or an update to one that is getting a little long in the tooth is a big job. Not only do you have to think about what is going to last for many years to come. You also have to think about what is going to fit in with your home and stay within your budget.

One of the major decisions that you’ll need to make regarding your alfresco area is what sort of stone you are going to use for the paving and surrounds. Stone and manufactured masonry are the most popular choices …

Our Cobblestone options

Cobblestone is a natural building material based on cobble-sized stone.

In ancient England cobblestones were used to pave surfaces, cobblestones were eventually replaced by larger, flat granite *setts* these setts were even and roughly rectangular in shape, laid in regular patterns they provided a smoother surface than traditional cobblestones. Cobblestone streets eventually gave way to macadam roads, then to the tarmac and finally to tar/asphalt and concrete. Cobblestoned streets are still retained in many historic areas in Europe.

Today limestone pavers are used as cobblestones, and they are very much *in fashion* in areas around homes. They are generally used outside the …

Our Limestone Colours And Finishes

At Marble Matters, we pride ourselves on supplying the best Limestone Tiles and Pavers from around the world. We work closely with quarries and manufactures in Turkey, Iran and Egypt to insure the highest quality arrive at your door.

We understand what it takes to deliver the highest quality stone. Our journey starts in the quarries half way around the world and our specification and values are strictly adhered to as the product travels through the manufacturing, quality control and delivery process.

 
Our top 4 Limestone Pavers

Lara Cream Limestone Paver
 

Lara Cream Limestone Paver

A Close Look at Limestone Tiles

Here at Marble Matters, we know a lot about stone. We’ve been supplying it to our customers for more than 15 years, and we are dedicated to quality and ethical practice. We also make a special effort to ensure that our entire supply chain follows environmentally sound principles.

 
Limestone tiles are among the products that we supply our clients, and we’d like to dig a little deeper to share our knowledge of this material.
 
A close look at limestone tiles
 

Limestone is a naturally occurring rock that forms from the remains …

Marble Basins: A Detailed Buyer’s Guide

Marble stone basins, sinks and bathtubs can help to transform the look of your home’s kitchen or washrooms. In fact, few building materials match the appearance of marble. It’s elegant, timeless and will elevate the appearance of any interior space.
Marble stone works particularly well for sinks and basins. Bathtubs, handwashing sinks and kitchen sinks constructed from a single block of marble /natural stone are available in a wide range of styles, shapes and colours.

Are you considering a natural stone basin? If so, here are a few considerations you should make when purchasing a marble stone basin.

 

How to Warm Up A Living Space with Marble Flooring This Winter

When it comes to flooring options, marble is the most luxurious choice you can make. There’s a reason marble floors are associated with luxury hotel lobbies, palaces and the world’s most famous concert halls. The stone is naturally elegant, sleek and ultra-chic.

Like all natural stone, though, marble tile can feel cold to the touch in winter. And marble can look cold and sterile if it’s not properly styled.

Fortunately, this is an easily reversible problem. A few interior accents can help you naturally warm up the look of an interior space. Plus, heating options are available to literally bring warmth to …

Large Vs Small Tiles in Your Home – How Does The Effect Vary

Large Marble Tiles Vs Small Marble Tiles

 

There are many different choices that we have to make when building or remodelling our homes. These range from the big decisions – such as how many extra bathrooms would we like to put in – through to the very small – do we need space for a toaster in the kitchen cupboard or will we simply keep it on the bench?

One of the decisions that you will have to make is about the finishes that you want on your floors, walls, countertops, splashbacks, and …

Décor That Looks Stunning With Dark or Black Stone Tiles

Black stone tiles

 
The darker shaded varieties of tiles are a great option for any room in the house and when you buy dark stone floor tiles from Marble Matters you have the option of being able to decorate with any colour scheme of your choice.
It’s the neutral look of black marble floor tiles that can be enhanced using any eye-catching colours. You can add a splash of colour using wall decorations and accessories – rugs, pillows, throws, vases and other knick-knacks.
 
Select A Theme for Your Room
Choose your colour scheme and follow …

Why Marble is the Epitome of Opulence

Marble is a metamorphic rock which is made up of recrystallised carbonate minerals, usually calcite or dolomite. Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of a very pure limestone or dolomite protolith.
History of Marble
Before it was used for the traditional marble basin, or for marble floor tiles, marble was used in some of the finest pieces of art in ancient times. Marble is usually associated with the classic artistic objects. Not only was the Parthenon of Athens created out of marble, but so was the Taj Mahal and other grand palaces and structures around the world.

This beautiful and luxurious …

7 Surprising Facts About Marble and Marble Tile

For hundreds of years, marble tile and marble stone have been widely used in construction. In fact, marble was the primary material used to build the centuries-old Taj Mahal, the Pantheon in Rome, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Here in Australia, too, marble is a popular building material.  The Parliament House in Canberra, for example, utilised the stone for its Marble Foyer which features 48 columns wrapped in green Italian Cipollino marble, as well as Paradise White marble tile flooring.

These are just a couple of interesting tidbits about marble. There are dozens.
Here are a few of our favourite quick …