Stone Types

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Perfectly imperfect – the beauty of natural stone means that there will be variations from piece to piece.  There is not such things as a “perfect” piece of stone, which is what we love most about the unique nature of our products in this collection.

Granite – GEOLOGY

Granite is an igneous rock comprising mineral grains – primarily quartz and feldspar – that are big enough to distinguish with the human eye.

KEY QUALITY

There’s no such thing as indestructible, but granite is incredibly hard and durable and, even in its natural state, virtually impervious. Its colour and patterns vary through white, pinks and greys.

Limestone – GEOLOGY

A sedimentary rock mostly formed during the Jurassic period by deposits of shells collecting on the sea-bed and being compressed over time.

KEY QUALITY

Shell and fossil patterns and an infinite range of shades – usually from cream through to yellow, but also encompassing
white and black.

Marble – GEOLOGY

The geological process that produces the prominent veins and quartz in the surface of marble is called recrystallization. The vivid colours vary depending on the prevalent minerals in the area from which it is quarried.

KEY QUALITY

Very hard and very smooth, with myriad colour tones and markings that are beautiful and mesmerising to look at.

Sandstone – GEOLOGY

A sedimentary rock made up of compacted grains of sand, bound together by a secondary mineral such as calcite, clay or silica.

KEY QUALITY

Hard-wearing, frost-resistant and low-slip make it ideal for outdoors.

Slate – GEOLOGY

A fine-grained rock derived from an original sedimentary rock made of clay or volcanic ash.

KEY QUALITY

The natural, slight undulations in the stone (caused by the way it is split when quarried) give it instant character. The dark colour makes it easy to maintain.

Travertine – GEOLOGY

The stone is a crystallized form of calcium carbonate, or limestone, deposited by mineral springs and characterised by
surface pits and holes when first quarried. These are often filled with resin at source, giving the travertine a much smoother and more refined finish.

KEY QUALITY

‘Nature’s masterpiece’, has been a signature stone of Italian architecture from the Romans onwards. Especially when veincut, travertine has a full range of shades and natural pitting that give it a combination of character and sophistication. Perfect for feature walls and chic interiors. Be aware of variation thickness, finish variation and natural blemishes.