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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
 
Does my tiler need special skills to lay a natural stone product?
No. A fully qualified tiler can lay a natural stone product. Although experience with natural stone can be an advantage.
 
Don’t use marble as it stains!
Once a natural stone product has been sealed this will almost render it's stain proof. Be aware though of products that contain acid – red wine, lemon juice, coffee – the acid is often strong enough to penetrate the sealer. ALWAYS remember to wipe up the spill immediately.
 
Does the sealer need to be re applied every 3 - 4 years?
Sealers today – if applied correctly according to the manufacturer’s instructions - will last for 10–15 years. Different natural stones require different sealant applications and for a perfect result it is essential that they are applied correctly. If you have any questions on sealing your natural stone product please call or email us.
 
Can I use a travertine/natural stone around a swimming pool?
Yes! Natural stone in a tumbled or honed finish is perfect for a swimming pool surround. Make sure the raw product is unfilled (it is then filled on site with the grout) so that it adds to the non- slip aspect of the stone. Consider also either a hammered or brushed (done in the factory to give the stone a rougher finish) for outdoor and pool areas.
 
I don’t want to re-do my bathroom again in 5 years time. Will a natural stone product look dated and tired in time?
Natural stone has been used as a building material for thousand of years. Think about the Colosseum in Rome, the Acropolis in Greece. With proper care and maintenance, natural stone will retain its elegant look year after year.
 
I installed a polished limestone floor tile and I want to change the look. Is there anything I can do?
Yes there is. All stone surfaces can be re-polished. So you could choose to re-polish your stone or change the finish to a honed surface. We can assist you in this process.

I have width & depth measurement for my room. How many square metres I need?
Calculating The Floor / Wall Area of The Room

I know how many square metres I need:
a) How many tile/paver pieces I need? Tiling & Paving Calculators
b) How many stone mosaic sheets I need? Stone Mosaic Sheets Calculator

I have the length, width & height of my rectangle pool. How many square metres I need?
Rectangle Pool Calculator

I would like to use subway/railway tiles.
* I know how many Square Metres (SQM) I need.
* I know how many SQM per box for particular subway product from this website.
How many boxes I need & what will I get in SQM?
Subway/Railway Tile Box Calculator

I want to buy step tiles & I got the price per linear metre on the website. How much the price per piece?
Step Tile Price per Piece