Surrey Marble and Granite is currently open with a limited workforce to enable safe social distancing in line with government directions to safe guard our staff and customers.

SMG is open for visits by APPOINTMENT ONLY to ensure social distancing is maintained in our showroom and safeguard our staff and customers. Please contact the office on 01428 651940 to check availability and book.

Info
Fill out the form below to request a quote

    Name*
    Email*
    Contact Number*
    Address Line 1*
    Address Line 2
    Town*
    Postcode*
    Additional Project Details

    I agree to receiving offers and services by email from Surrey Marble & Granite

    I agree to Surrey Marble & Granite Terms & Conditions

    5 reasons limestone is perfect for flooring

    Lacking the historic glamour of marble, the high fashion buzz of granite and the high tech vibe of engineered stone, limestone isn’t on a lot of peoples’ radars when it comes to choosing stone. At Surrey Marble and Granite, we think this is a real shame as limestone is a great choice for many situations, from kitchen worktops to bathroom tiles. Below you’ll find a few of the reasons we love it for another unsung area of the home – flooring. Yes, limestone flooring is a great choice and here’s why…

    1. Limestone flooring is tough as rock

    Quite literally, in fact, as limestone is a sedimentary rock. Although it’s often described as a ‘soft’ stone, limestone is much tougher than other common flooring materials like wood, carpet, vinyl or laminate. Properly sealed, it’s very hard to stain, chip, scratch, or otherwise damage making it ideal for busy areas. Limestone flooring is ideal for indoor and outdoor use.

    2. Limestone is easy to clean

    Caring for limestone flooring is as easy as sweeping and mopping. Typically, all your floor will need is sweeping with a soft brush and mopping as required. Harsh cleaners can damage the finish of your floor or the stone itself so its best to stick to gentle cleaners – some people even just use dish soap! This is great news as harsh cleaners can be bad for your health as well as the planet.

    3. Limestone is a beautiful, natural stone

    Formed by geological processes over thousands of years, each slab of limestone is entirely natural – all we do is cut it to shape. As a result, each slab is also entirely unique, and the exact colours and patterns of limestone will vary from one quarry – and even one slab – to the next. This means that if you choose limestone flooring, your look will be unique and no one will have a floor quite like yours.

    4. Limestone is abundant

    Found around the world, limestone is quarried on every continent (except Antarctica!). It’s an abundant natural resource, which means that companies aren’t forced to resort to highly damaging methods of extraction and it can be sourced from within Europe, which is great if you have concerns about the environmental impact of your renovation. Limestone’s abundance also makes is one of the more budget friendly natural stone flooring choices.

    5. Your quartz worktop will be made just for you

    At Surrey Marble and Granite, we cut, fit and install all the worktops we make. This means that you get a fully bespoke service at an affordable price, giving you full control of how your worktop looks and fits. This is ideal if you’ve got an awkward shape to fit, such as uneven walls in a period property, or are trying to maximise space with non-standard fitting such as shallow cupboards or a curved breakfast bar.

    View our Limestone Collection

    Recommended Articles

    Living in a period building means finding a balance between preserving the original character and features of the property and creating a pleasant, modern family home. When it’s time for renovations or repairs, the question of materials and character become more urgent: should you try to repair an original marble staircase? Match a granite fireplace? Or simply rip the whole lot out, and create the home you’ve been dreaming of?

    21.03.2014
    no comments
    Read More

    Granite is a material that has become synonymous with home improvements. It is often the first choice of those redesigning their kitchen or bathroom as it is hardwearing as well as having a classy, classic look. The default use for granite in the home is for countertops and bathroom sides and this is often the only application people think of for granite when deciding on materials for their projects. There is good reason for this, as a heat resistant and exceptionally resilient material, it is perfect for work surfaces and […]

    30.10.2012
    no comments
    Read More

    Replacing your tatty wood with shiny new granite worktops is a great way to give your kitchen an instant boost. And even if you’re changing your whole kitchen, it seems relatively simple: kitchen out, kitchen in. So why are these 5 interior design principles so critical to creating a successful kitchen?

    07.10.2016
    no comments
    Read More