Sourcing Materials for your contract
Stone Restoration hold a wealth of experience and are able to source and procure most types of granite, marble, limestone, slate and travertine.
We hold in stock some of the most commonly used and can assist with sourcing the correct material for your contract.
Repair rather than Replace
In the past is has been somewhat difficult to match repairs to the former quality of the existing granites/marbles/limestone. Chipped edges, impact scratches, cracks, broken corners to name just a few of the repairs we can now simply repair rather than replace.
What are limestone, marble and granite?
Limestone is a sedimentary rock, typically composed of calcium carbonate fossils. Limestone forms when shells, sand, and mud are deposited at the bottom of oceans and lakes and over time solidify into rock. If you look closely at limestone, you can usually see fossil fragments (for example, bits of shell). Limestone is more porous than marble, because there are small openings between the fossil fragments.
Marble is metamorphosed limestone that forms when limestone is heated and squeezed by natural rock-forming processes so that the grains re-crystallise. Marble has many colour variances due to the impurities present at formation and is usually light coloured. Marble is much harder than limestone which allows it to take a polish making it a good material for buildings.
Granite is a very hard, crystalline, igneous rock (molten rock formed when hardened). The term “Granite” is derived from the Latin word “Granum” meaning “grain” because of its granular nature. Granite is the hardest building stone and occupies a prominent place in our industry due to its resistance to weathering, capability to take mirror polish, fascinating colours / textural patterns and due to its dense grain it is impervious to stain.The principal characteristics of granite also include high load bearing capacity, crushing strength, abrasive strength, amenability to cutting and shaping without secondary flaws, ability to yield thin and large slabs and – above all – durability.
Case Studies where marble, granite and limestone work have been carried out include: