Understanding Stone

We answer the most frequently asked questions providing our expert knowledge about natural stone.

Understanding Stone

Unveiling the Marvels of Granite: Nature’s Timeless Wonder

When we think of granite, we often envision a beautiful and durable stone used in various architectural and design applications. However, granite is more than just a stone; it’s a marvel of nature, boasting qualities that make it a true treasure.

Understanding Stone

Limestone vs. Travertine | What to Choose and Why

In this article, we answer an FAQ about the differences and similarities between two of the most popular natural stones in architecture and interior design, Limestone and Travertine.

Understanding Stone

Natural Stone Finishes 101

When selecting natural stone for your project, consideration and understanding of the product and surface finish are paramount, as this will determine the most suitable option to use.

porphyry crazy paving
Understanding Stone

Porphyry Stone: Paving Tradition that Lasts Centuries

The two newest additions to our premium cobblestone range have arrived, Porphyry stone Filetti and Crazy Paving. In this article, we’ll learn more about tradition, history, versatility, symbolism, benefits and common uses of Porphyry.

why choose natural stone
Understanding Stone

9 Reasons To Choose Natural Stone

Natural stone is a material that has been used in architecture for centuries. Apart from its high design value and the unique natural variation, there are many other reasons why to choose natural stone for your project.

limestone outdoor
Understanding Stone

Limestone Moves Outdoors

Your client loves limestone and wants to use it indoors and out. You know all limestones are beautiful – soothing, relaxing and soft to walk on, but you also know that not all limestones are suitable for outdoors. Sareen Stone’s Alfresco range of Limestones offers the solution.

granite look
Understanding Stone

Granite vs Granite Lookalikes

This week we compare natural granite to porcelain granite lookalikes. You might be surprised to find out that all is not what it may seem!

Understanding Stone

Filling Holes in Tumbled Travertine

To fill or not to fill, when it comes to travertine – that is the question! Our outdoor stone specialist, Gary Bazzana, explains why our customers usually fill in the holes in the travertine when using travertine outdoors.

natural stone quarry
Understanding Stone

How do we select our Premium Natural Stone?

As importers and suppliers of natural stone our team regularly visits stone quarries throughout the world. But, how do we choose the right block from a quarry, how is it processed and how does that block of stone find its way to our warehouse?

Understanding Stone

Cobblestones and Why Thickness Matters

Cobblestones vary in thickness and quality. Importing thicker cobblestones, at least 30mm, ensures they will be durable enough to withstand heavy vehicle traffic in outdoor areas such as commercial spaces, paths, and driveways, providing peace of mind.

glues and ahesives
Understanding Stone

Glues, Grouts and Adhesives

Getting the job right the first time, saves you time and money and more importantly means a first-class job and a happy client.

silver ash tumbled travertine
Understanding Stone

Tumbled Stone

In our new ‘Understanding Stone’ series we start by explaining the what, how, where and why of tumbled stone. A type of finish to natural stone, stone is tumbled to simulate age and wear and will give a beautiful soft patina.