Located in Wiltshire, Stonehenge is one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world. Archeologists believe that it was constructed around 3000 BC from, in the most part, Preseli Spotted Dolerite. This stone, which is harder than granite is believed to have been brought all the way from the Preseli mountain range in Wales, a journey of around 250 miles. How the stones were transported this distance with the meager tools the natives are believed to have possessed has been deliberated for decades. The glacial erratic theory suggests that […]
Marble worktops are one of the most highly sought after amenities in a kitchen or bathroom. This versatile natural stone looks glamorous, and the array of colours and textures available means there’s a slab of marble for everyone’s tastes. Marble is a tough, durable stone but in a busy area of the house, such as the kitchen or bathroom, accidents can happen so it’s important to maintain your marble to keep it looking better, for longer. Marble often comes with the misconception that maintenance is extensive, but the good news […]
An eco-friendly home can provide a healthier environment for your family, and even save you a few pennies along the way! At Surrey Marble and Granite, we work with natural stone every day, creating sumptuous floors, stylish bathrooms and stunning worktops for homes and businesses across the UK. Here are a few of the green tips we’ve picked up from the designers we work with.