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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

Different Stone And Timber Options

- Friday, December 28, 2012

Travertine tiles are relatively new to the scene when it comes to paving, but its style and class is beyond doubt. With a marble-esque finish that is reminiscent of Roman bathhouses, it is becoming a more and more popular choice for outside settings where a different and new look is required. With its inimitable patternation that can renovate your entire garden its character can add a modern twist to what would otherwise be a very immediate and obvious affair. We carry options that have come straight from quarries in Turkey available in different sizing options at 30mm thick. ... 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

Revamp your home with fabulous new flooring

- Friday, December 28, 2012

If you’re determined to give your home a facelift, you might want to consider investing in some new flooring. There are lots of materials for you to choose from and it’s amazing how much of a difference laying new floors can make to rooms. ... Click for More

Novel Uses Of Reclaimed Railway Sleepers

- Friday, December 28, 2012

Being creative with the raw materials that you get from Natural Stone & Timber is easy considering what we have on offer. Slate tiles are very easy to work with if you are wanting to create a zone that really expresses your individuality. They have a truly distinctive look that sets them apart from other materials and paving made out of this naturally mined substance can add something different. There is no rule anywhere that states you must use conventional materials in conventional ways and combinations of different materials can really make for a unique environment that stands out, but it all must benefit from careful planning. Understanding the tones you want to create in a specific area will be all important and for this you will need to get some samples. We sell samples which can allow you to put different materials together in an effort to see how well they work. As far as slate goes, we have black slate for a classic and elegant look, ocean green slate for a more varied, coloured look and rusty slate for that worn effect that expresses age and maturity. ... Click for More