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

Natural Stone Or Porcelain: Which One Is A Better Fit For Your Project?

This article will look at the differences between using natural stone or porcelain to make you confident in determining which material will be more suitable for your installation.
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Design Series

Japandi Design Style

Japandi is an emerging design style that has become increasingly popular during the past year. As the name suggests, it is an intersection of Japanese and Scandinavian design styles.

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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.

landart alfresco design
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.

handling stone around pools
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.