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Stylish and Functional Garden Decking for your Home

- Friday, December 28, 2012

Garden decking is a great way for you and your family to make the most of your home’s outdoor space. Regardless of whether you are looking for an extra outdoor living area for relaxing, entertaining and dining, or you’re after an extra space for your kids or grandkids to play in; a decking solution can be the perfect choice. ... Click for More

Tile Options for Your Home

- Friday, December 28, 2012

When it comes to flooring for pathways, many people are now choosing more natural-looking options such as stone or travertine tiles. Travertine flooring was used as early as Roman times, although it wasn’t polished then as it is now. However, it was chosen for high traffic areas because it was extremely hardwearing and could withstand a lot of movement before it would need replacing. This is why it is a great choice for garden paths, which receive a lot of traffic to and from the house. ... Click for More

Advantages of Indian Sandstone Paving

- Friday, December 28, 2012

More and more people are turning away from the traditional patio or porch materials such as wood and to stone tiles. Indian sandstone paving is growing in popularity in the UK as a cheaper alternative to the traditional Yorkshire stone. It is durable, is available in a wide variety of colours and can be laid in an assortment of patterns to compliment your garden and home. We provide lots of different patterns for you to choose from, or you could design your own! It is easy to install and also to replace if needs be. It is visually striking and can be used both indoors and out. ... Click for More

How to care for your floors

- Friday, December 28, 2012

So you’ve just had beautiful slate tiles laid, but it doesn’t take long for life to make them a bit dull and not as sparkling as you’d hope. There is a solution! The easiest way to stop your slate tiles from becoming scratched and marred is to dust mop your floors every day, or even several times a day if they’re placed in a busy area. Ensure you only sweep in one direction, don’t go back and forth or you’ll risk damaging your floor. Try to designate one dust mop per type of surface so for example, use a different dust mop for your slate tiles to your marble tiles or travertine tiles. ... Click for More

Competitive Quality From Natural Stone & Timber

- Friday, December 28, 2012

At Natural Stone & Timber we provide an excellent range of natural stone and timber products that are always of exceptional quality. We can ensure this because we have maintained great relationships with the manufacturers of such products which means that we can cut out the middle man and ascertain for ourselves exactly the type of products we wish to carry. It also ensures that we can negotiate our own rates and pass on the savings to our customers. Often, it is very expensive to take stock of a variety of different products from countries like India, China and Turkey but with our connections and quantity of imports it means that we have established an infrastructure that can give you fantastic options and pricing on Indian sandstone paving, for instance. ... Click for More

Working With Sandstone, Marble And Slate

- Friday, December 28, 2012

Indian sandstone paving is a great option for those who are looking for a hard-wearing and durable option that is also fantastic to look at. Outdoor investments like this will be counted on their ability to live up to the elements, but we are sure that our Indian sandstone options are up to the task. We offer not only straight tiled options but tasteful sandstone circles that could be great for an outdoor seating area that could play host to many summer nights with family and friends. Alternatively it could hold a gazebo and could be the centrepiece of your garden, or alternatively it could be in one particular corner. Our Rainbow Sawn Sandstone paving is one of the more expressive options that we offer because each slab has its own unique colouring that extends through a spectrum of purples and oranges, none of which clash or seem out-of-place. This type of tiling is the perfect option for outdoor areas that will see significant use and it can create an entirely different atmosphere in your garden or patio. ... Click for More

Getting Down to the Ground Rules of Outdoor Flooring

- Friday, December 28, 2012

Summer is on its way and it’s time to think about sprucing up the garden. Amongst the rose trellises and border plants, it’s worth thinking about your garden flooring too. Something can always be done to improve what’s already there, or you could even go the whole nine yards and invest in something gloriously stylish and durable like Indian sandstone paving or natural timber decking. ... Click for More

Artistic Garden Flooring from Our Natural Store

- Friday, December 28, 2012

If you’re less than green-fingered, making style statements in the garden probably comes down to ornaments, clever layout and decorative aggregates more than it does germinating the sweet peas in the airing cupboard! ... Click for More

3 Tips for the Low Maintenance Outdoor Space

- Friday, December 28, 2012

Making the most of the glorious U.K summer isn’t all about a Chelsea Flower Show standard of skill and planting knowledge. There are plenty of ways to make sure your garden is stylish, inviting and stress-free throughout every season, and flooring material choice is just one of them! ... Click for More

Using Samples To Ensure Success

- Friday, December 28, 2012

Selecting samples is a great way to understand just what you are getting with Indian Sandstone paving. We have a good selection of various types all of which have different textures and looks, so it is vital that you can put a piece of the stone down to help envision how your patio may take shape. At Natural Stone & Timber you can choose between sandstone that is calibrated or tumbled, sandstone circles, setts and sawn sandstone. All of these can look great next to a variety of other features, particularly timber decking. However, finding tones that complement each other can take time but ordering samples should also allow you to put the tones together to understand how they might work. ... Click for More