When it comes to choosing stone, you have a lot of choice. There are many beautiful types of stone for you to choose from and it’s important to understand a stone’s basic properties before you can make an educated decision as to which stone will work best for your next project. The right stone for one project may not be the right stone for another as both appearance and performance need to be taken into consideration.
The cobbles provide a vast array of options in colour, stone type and texture providing great design flexibility for residential and commercial garden designs. Cobblestones are ideal for driveways and high traffic areas, their textured finish gives traction on steep surfaces and their colour variation is incredibly forgiving in terms of marks and staining. Furthermore, their small size makes them great for dealing with curves in design. Almost all of our cobblestones come with a matching natural stone tile or paver allowing design continuity by using the same natural stone throughout the project, making them a great way to add texture to a space without compromising on the existing colour palette.
The natural stone you have in your home, office, or commercial building is an investment that will give you many years of beautiful service. Simple care and maintenance will help preserve your stone’s beauty for generations to come.
Granite and limestone have both been used to design households for centuries. These stones both provide beauty for new homes and renovation. When it comes to choosing which stone best fits countertop designs, here’s an in depth comparison to help guide you on making a decision for your project:
Granite is a a rock formed by liquid magma making it heat resistant, scratch proof and extremely durable. With proper maintenance, these stone can last a lifetime. It requires sealing every 6 months. Available in countless colour and patterns, no slab is ever the same as another. This ensures that each project it’s used for is entirely unique.
Limestone, on the other hand an organic rock formed by sedimentary remains i.e. shells and micro-skeletons on the sea bed. Significantly softer than granite, in order to maintain it, sealing is recommended to be done quarterly. Typically comes in natural colours like grey, tan or brown, it’s ideal for bathrooms as it provides a beachy vibe from the impressions left on the stone by aquatic fossils and shells.
Overall, granite is perhaps the best choice for any type of project as it requires minimal maintenance and comes with a huge colour selection. But if you’re looking for a beachy vibe, limestone is an option you can look into. Either way, STS Stone has a wide inventory of granite and limestone materials for you to choose from.
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Wishing you and your family a wonderful
holiday season, a Merry Christmas
and all the best for a New Year ahead.
Isaac and the STS STONE team
Thank you so much for all of you who attended our party on Wednesday 28th of November. Together we have created another memorable night!
Hosting a full-on Easter party in our beautiful showroom in Woollahra was the go-to event for the stylish, interior design world.
Natural stone doesn’t require a lot of upkeep and the sealing will help prevent stains, however here are some general recommendations to keep your stone in excellent condition:
Natural stone is the perfect choice to add a luxurious element to your property. To ensure that your surfaces retain a beautiful and pristine appearance and last for years to come it is essential that you apply an effective sealant. This applies to whatever type of natural tile you choose.
Everyone who specifies flooring products has to ensure that flooring surfaces do not pose a safety risk. In our case, we talk about slippery resistance that shows how slippery the floor is. Natural stone have to be tested due to the fact that the product is natural and has the significant variation of hardness and surface finishes which give different slip results.
What are the different types of Natural Stone?
What an amazing Holiday Cocktail Party!
The Party took place on 15 November 2017 in our beautiful showroom in Woollahra. We are proud to have brought together such an amazing group of people to raise a glass of holiday cheer. It’s always wonderful to see everyone and meet new people. The event was an incredible success and a great way to celebrate the season.
We are excited to announce a new range of Terrazzo from Italy called ‘VERONA’ which is exclusive to STS STONE. This Italian Terrazzo is the line of innovative materials, ideal for indoor and outdoor floorings and any kind of tiling exclusive to STS STONE.
Now another year has begun and STS Stone Managing Director Isaac Koren went to the 18 th Xiamen International Stone Fair in China.
Photo gallery in this article.
Stephanie Henley (Principal/Co-Owner of Beasley & Henley Interior Design
STS STONE Managing Director Isaac Koren went to the biggest stone fair Marmomac that was held on September 26-29, 2018 in Verona, Italy.
Photo gallery in this article.
The golden rules of stone care, ensuring the longevity of your stones, can be summarised as follows:
Travertine is a beautiful natural stone material from the limestone family. It is made of soft calcium carbonate and is usually found in the form of deposits near bubbling warm or hot springs. When quarried by man the open holes are filled at the surface with either epoxy or travertine dust to offer a smooth closed finished look .
Our range of natural stone tiles has been carefully selected to meet current design trends as well as providing plenty of unique options. Our products are available in a large range of colours, finishes and sizes suitable for use in any room of the home, both indoors and outdoors.
STS STONE Managing Director Isaac Koren went to the 17 th Xiamen International Stone Fair in China, which is the largest stone exhibition in the world. Sellers of stone from more than 54 countries came to showcase their latest products, designs, technology, equipment and the latest in global trends. Attending exhibitions like this ensures we can offer our customers fresh, new and modern natural stone products.