Granite is a popular stone used in and around the home, such as kitchen worktops and flooring. Replacing wooden worktops sometime after the Second World War due to fears of hygiene and cleaning, it is now granite worktops have become one of the most commonly used for kitchen worktops. However it has many other uses than just in the home.
How can I create a beautiful, practical staircase that won’t wear out? Our answer: marble! Stairs are one of the highest traffic areas in your home. They’re also typically really visible, often the first thing guests see when they walk through the door. A marble staircase is both beautiful and tough, making a great first impression and lasting for decades.
One of my personal favorites and somewhere I have personally visited is Petra in Jordan. Petra, meaning ‘stone’ in Greek, was founded around the 6th century BC partly due to it’s position as being along a trade route and easily defensible. Many parts of the site, which is vast, are hewn directly from the mountains themselves. Due to time limitations, our visit had to be at night. We were treated to Bedouin singing and mint tea followed by a description of the site. The walk to Petra from the visitor […]