With new materials such quartz worktops and sintered stone flooding the market, many of our customers are struggling to figure out whether these newcomers measure up against traditional, natural stones such as marble and granite. The short answer is that yes, they do. Engineered stones like Caesarstone have many outstanding qualities and are an excellent choice for kitchen worktops. However, they do differ from natural stones in key ways, so the answer to the question ‘which is best?’ is always going to be ‘it depends!’ Read on to find out […]
A solid foundation is the key to any quality building project, and that’s definitely true when it comes to laying natural stone flooring. Whether you’re using tiles or slabs, it’s essential to prepare the surface properly before you start work.
This week, my interest has been peaked by cube housing in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The houses, designed by Piet Blom, are designed to ‘furnish’ a pedestrian bridge covering a busy street in the centre of the city. The houses are based on the idea of a tree, where by a ‘canopy’ is created underneath which can be used for children to play in for example. You can see this effect in one of the images below, the houses leave only a very small area of light between them at the top […]