Marble & Stone Guide

Limestone

This is a popular choice for fireplaces due to its natural look & versatile nature, limestone is the most sought after material with many variations available. As a natural material it may contain natural veins, fissures, fossils & variations in colour throughout.

It’s suitable for use with Solid fuel, high efficiency, gas & electric fires and Stoves.

Granite

Durable and non-flammable, its no wonder that granite is the most popular choice for hearth. Its hard wearing, scratch resistant and choice of natural colours and markings throughout. As a Natural product it may contain variations such as fossils, fissures & variations in colour throughout.

It’s suitable for use with Solid fuel, high efficiency, gas & electric fires and Stoves.

Slate

Popular choice especially for use with stoves, Its easy to clean & the colour can be enhanced with an application of slate oil. And can be used to enhance the natural characteristics inherently found in slate. A finish described as Riven has a cleft surface which has been split by hand to create a unique piece each time. As a Natural product it may contain variations such as fossils, fissures & variations in colour throughout.

It’s suitable for use with Solid fuel, high efficiency, gas & electric fires and Stoves.

Travertine

Its a natural Material which started out as Limestone but metamorphosis due to intense pressure & high temperatures into a beautiful material. A highly and porous material characterised by its distinctive “holes”. Its available with holes filled, giving a smooth finish. As a Natural product it may contain variations such as fossils, fissures & variations in colour throughout.

It’s suitable for use with Solid fuel, high efficiency, gas & electric fires and Stoves.

Natural Marble

Strikingly beautiful with natural colours & veining making each piece totally unique, some have been created over 200 million years ago. Natural Marble has the wow factor and is available in a large choice of colours and shades. Its softer than granite but may be better suited to compliment hole in the wall fire. As a Natural product it may contain variations such as fossils, fissures & variations in colour throughout.

It’s suitable for use with Solid fuel, high efficiency, gas & electric fires and Stoves.

Quartz

Man made product made up from quartz pigments and resin to create an artificial & uniform material given a wide range of choice of colours and finishes.

Unsuitable for solid fuel fires and stoves.

Microgain / Micromarble / Conglomorate

Is a man made marble comprising crushed marble mixed with resin to create a uniform effect and colour. Very suitable for gas fires and electric fires

Unsuitable for solid fuel fires and stoves .