Why choose stone?
In modern and traditional buildings, marble and granite are more widely used today than ever before, chosen because they are durable, practical and timeless. The vast range available from StonewrightUK provides unlimited scope to enhance the beauty and value of any building project by the creative use of natural stone.
What maintenance does stone require?
Natural Stone is a porous material but provided it is treated with respect it will last for many years. Below are a few guidelines to help preserve the beauty of the material.
Spillages on the surface should be wiped up immediately with a damp cloth.
Floors should be washed thoroughly on a weekly basis using warm water and a neutral detergent e.g., Lithofin Easy Care is ideal for regular maintenance on all stone surfaces.
Stubborn stains such as those caused by rubber shoe marks, etc., should be removed by using a special multipurpose cleaner, e.g. Lithofin Wexa.
Abrasives must never be used
Do not use household or commercial cleaning agents, which contain bleach.
In the case of minor stains you should seek professional advice.
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For further Technical Information you can contact the Lithofin Help - Line 01962 732126
Can you match new and old material?
Natural Stone is variable by its nature. With some materials it is often possible to match old sample to new, however quarry seams can change over time and sometime materials can run out altogether. If you have a sample to match we try our best to find the material you are looking for or we will suggest similar alternatives.
Can I see the exact piece being supplied?
Yes, we hold an extensive range to view and purchase from. You will also have the opportunity to inspect any special orders. We always recommend viewing your chosen stone before fabrication.
What is Limestone?
Limestones are sedimentary rocks rich in carbonates and composed chiefly of calcite.
Limestones form by organic or inorganic processes mainly deposited from marine remains and constitute between 15% -25% of sedimentary rocks exposed above sea level.
What is Granite?
In the stone industry Granite is often used as a collective term for igneous rocks which have similar properties to that of actual Granite.
Actual Granite is a coarse grained igneous rock and consists essentially of quartz and Alkali Feldspar. Granites are igneous rocks with an origin deep within the earth where rocks melt because temperatures are so high. They form by the cooling of molten material and the perfection and size of crystals show the extreme slowness at which each mineral is cooled.
What is Quartz?
Typically having a composition of 93% quartz and 7% polyester resin binder and pigments, ‘Quartz’ is an engineered stone produced with the advanced manufacturing technology. Quartz offers an unparalleled strength and durability work surface when compared to Laminate, acrylic or wood.
What is Marble?
Marbles are Metamorphosed Limestones which have undergone intense pressure and heat, yet still chiefly consisting of calcite although other minerals can be present.
As with Granites the word Marble is often used to classify many different types of material. In its broadest sense it means polished stone. Within our stocks we have many materials from Serpentines, Onyx and Quartzite's which often fall under the collective heading of marble, and in most cases be used in the same way.