Natural Stone - General Information
Natural stone flooring — 300 million years in the creation, to be a part of your home or business today.
Stonewright UK Natural Stone offers something no other flooring can: a piece of history. Designers and Architects have always been drawn to natural stone for use in their most significant works, such as cathedrals, monuments, museums, houses of government and, of course, homes.
While there are countless advantages of Natural Stone, today the most practical is the re-seller value Natural stone flooring will add to your property, as unlike other flooring solutions, Natural Stone only improves with age.
Today Natural Stone is no longer a product out of reach to the every-man with advances in technology helping to make the labour-intensive process much more affordable and Stonewright UK Natural Stone passes those savings directly onto the consumer.
However, to begin, we must first understand the three basic forms of rock from which stone floors are carved:
Granite is the most common example of igneous stone, whereas Limestone and Travertine are both examples of sedimentary stone. Marble and Slate are examples of the metamorphic range of stone.
But where does this stone come from? Any stones route begins in a quarry. At Stonewright UK, we personally select the individual blocks of stone which are cut from the earth and transported to a processing plant. Here the blocks are cut into slabs which then go into a fabricator to be cut, shaped and polished.
Natural Stone quarries are found throughout the world and Stonewright UK searches the globe to select only the highest quality product to bring back to our shores.