Granite is one of the world’s toughest materials and has been used in buildings for thousands of years. A natural stone, it is formed by extreme heat and pressure deep underground. Find out more about the origins of granite, or read on for some perhaps surprising uses of the stone. Find out more about the origins of Granite 1. Monuments – built to last From gravestones to temples, monuments that are intended to last down the generations are often made of granite. Before power tools existed, carving granite was laborious […]
The first decision to make is whether to repair or replace the stone in question. In almost all cases, repair work will be significantly cheaper than replacing a stone floor or worktop. Some problems can be resolved at home while others require the assistance of an expert stone worker. Below we’ve listed some common problems and one solution.
Updating your home When looking to update your home, your first instinct might be to don the overalls and arm yourself with paint, brushes and rollers. Some might even start ripping out kitchen units or a bathroom suite with reckless abandon, determined to regenerate a home that may be looking tired or dated. There are other improvement options that are less common and will both refresh and add an individual feel to your home. Flooring One area of renovation and home improvement that is often overlooked is […]