Learning Hub

Our mission is to educate and provide information on trends and styles, understanding stone, and useful tips from our case studies.

Porphyry Stone: Paving Tradition that Lasts Centuries

The two newest additions to our range have just 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.
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Guides and How To’s

Do I Need a Landscape Designer?

If you’re planning to renovate your garden, you’ve probably asked yourself: Do I need a landscape designer? In this article, we dive deep into the reasons and benefits of hiring a landscape designer.

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Guides and How To’s

Can I Use Natural Stone in a Shower?

Natural stone is a timeless material of unparalleled beauty that has been used in architecture for centuries. With its unique natural variation, it can bring visual interest to any space. But can you use natural stone in the shower?

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Pools

Pool Building Season Guide with Gary

If you want to be swimming in your pool during the summer festive season, it’s a good idea to start building it during the winter months. Gary Bazzana, our outdoor specialist, gives us a rundown of everything you need to know this pool building season.

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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.

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Understanding Stone

Limestone vs. Travertine: Which One Is For You?

In this article, we answer one of the most frequently asked questions and talk about differences and similarities between two of the most popular natural stones in architecture and interior design, Limestone and Travertine.

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Latest Trends

Paving Pedestals: Should You Use Them?

Using pedestal support which raises the tiles or pavers off the existing surface is becoming more popular because of the long term benefits this system provides.

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Guides and How To’s

How to Create the Perfect Alfresco Area?

With summer being around the corner, we will be spending more and more time outdoors. You’ve perfected the design of your interiors but you’re wondering what to do with your outdoor space?

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Latest Trends

Bathroom and Laundry Tiles

Environments like bathrooms and laundries are prone to moisture, which means it’s even more important to select the right natural stone or porcelain tile that not only looks great but will last well into the future.

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Latest Trends

Pool Landscaping Trends & Accessories

With pool season almost upon us, this month we dive into our most popular poolside products and latest trends to help you build the best backyard oasis.

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Latest Trends

Trends: Terrazzo Tile And Slab

The Terrazzo trend has returned – and we love it! This classic Tuscan tile with a contemporary twist has been added to our range of floor and wall tiles.

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Understanding Stone

Wall Cladding – The what, why and where

Stone wall cladding is an affordable, stylish option for a range of residential and commercial projects, from feature walls and columns to fireplace surrounds to something completely unique.

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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.

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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!

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Pools

Pool Coping 101

Pool coping is used around the edge of in ground and other swimming pools. If you are in the water and holding the side of the pool you will be holding on to the coping tiles or pavers. Likewise if you are dangling your feet in the water chances are you are sitting on the pool coping.

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Understanding Stone

Handling stone around the pools

Each piece of natural stone displays the markings of its formation history so no two pieces will be the same. This is the first thing to understand when selecting natural stone for any project including stone around pools.

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Understanding Stone

Filling the 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.

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Understanding Stone

How do we select our 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?

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Pools

Ready Set Swim!

In this handy step by step guide, thanks to the Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA), we explain how to get your pool looking spectacular and ready for the busy swimming months ahead will get things back into shape. Print it out or save to your notes page on the phone so that it’s forever at your fingertips.