Many traditional materials, like wallpaper, paint, carpet and wood, are impractical and easily damaged in the damp environment of a bathroom. Stone bathrooms stand out of the crowd, being practical, durable and beautiful. Modern technologies have made stone bathrooms more affordable than ever before as well as ensuring that even porous stones like limestone can be thoroughly sealed, rendering them water and stain resistant, ideal for creating a beautiful stone bathroom. Stone is a versatile material, and it can be used in a number of different ways in a […]
A new year is upon us, a time for reflecting on ourselves, resolutions and some spring cleaning. As people across the globe donate unworn clothes, join the gym and start on new ventures, our minds turn to our homes. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to think about renovating our properties and refreshing their looks and functions. This could be anything from a lick of paint to some new decor. The kitchen is often the focal point of the home, with plenty of time spent in […]
Kitchen worktops, as we know them today, started to appear around 1920 yet marble was in use throughout the home long before that. At Surrey Marble and Granite we often work on period properties and are fascinated by the details of home decoration and embellishment we see in these beautiful houses. Marble and granite have been known for their strength and beauty for thousands of years, yet some of the forms you see today are really quite new. Here’s our short jog through the history of marble.