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Marble is a natural rock which is created as a result of limestone being put under an immense pressure and high temperatures.

Choosing the right materials for your kitchen worktops or bathroom surfaces can be a challenge, that’s why we have put together guides for each of the materials we supply with the benefits surrounding each to help you to make an informed decision.

We at Impala Stone create beautiful work surfaces for our customers to fit in their bathrooms and kitchens. All of that great work can be undone by not keeping your room as clean as possible. In this post we tackle how to take the pain away from keeping your bathroom spick and span.

Falls just around the corner and as summer starts to fade now’s the time to start thinking about making a few changes to the home, here are a few predictions of what trends you will see coming and going this fall.

As stone in all forms is such a dense hard-wearing material, the possibilities of its uses are endless. Granite, marble, limestone and quartz can be used in many different ways around the home. This month, we will be looking at the uses most popular other than kitchen worktops. 

 

Limestone and sandstone are found in very large amounts all around the globe. They are common sedimentary rocks. However, their composition, origin and other properties of these two are different, making them unique.

There was once a time the kitchen would only be used to prepare, cook and wash up after meals, it was never a family gathering space or an entertainment area. Well now ere in 2018 that’s all changed the kitchen is now one of the most focused upon areas of the home be it for dinner parties/just parties, cooking with the family, catching up with friends or just somewhere to relax.

Caesarstone Ltd. manufactures premium quartz surfaces, which are used in both commercial and residential sectors for floors, countertops, wall cladding, vanities and other interior surfaces.

Dimension stone is a natural stone or rock that has been chosen and then finished (which consists of trimmed, cut, drilled, ground, or other) to specific shapes and sizes.

Lapitec is a type of sintered stone. To make it, only the top ceramic materials are used and then bonded together using hot temperatures and lots of pressure.

Dexton is a man-made material, they are made up of materials that are used in the manufacture of porcelain, glass and quartz. In the past all these materials were used separately to create worktops and splashbacks, Dekton is a combination of all three, producing a new material that is extremely durable and resistant to staining and damage.

This can be one of the biggest considerations when it comes to choosing between granite and quartz. Everyone’s got a budget and the majority tend to want to stick to it fit they can.

Investing in a grand lighting scheme will give you the power to turn your run of the mill kitchen into a stunning one. Kitchens aren’t 1 dimensional anymore they are now used for more than just making the dinner, so your lighting plan must now consider other factors it can be used for such as relaxing or entertaining.

So you are in the market for a new fireplace, but too often we forget the importance of a good hearth and what it is that they actually do.

Here are New Kitchen design trends we'll be seeing in late 2017

So for this month’s blog, we thought we would take a look into some of the latest kitchen trends.

So what are the top trends in the world of bathroom design this year....

1. Grill

If you have a BBQ why not grill in your garden you can cook meat, vegetables, fish and much more. If you live in an apartment, don't despair as you could have an electric grill which doesn’t generate as much heat as a gas grill.

With the Summer finally upon us, we should think about summer trends in the kitchen and where the market is heading.

Purchasing stone worktops for your home or office is an investment that will give you many years of beautiful service.

When planning a kitchen one of the ultimate questions is going to be, what type of worktop should I go for?

The kitchen is undoubtedly the heart of the home and understandably, you would want it to looks its best. Don’t worry if you’re not in the position to do a total overhaul, 1 or 2 updates can bring your kitchen up to date for 2017.

We would like to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year from everyone at Impala Stone! 

Because of damage caused as a result of everyday wear and tear, natural stone can easily start to lose its appealing qualities. It is an absorbent material and has mineral compositions that can react to conventional cleaners in strange ways, so choosing the right cleaning products is essential for properly maintaining your natural stone surfaces.

The home kitchen is much more than that for most; it is the heart of the home and as it’s such a prominent place in the home it can say a lot about you and your personality and of course not everyone is the same, this is why people prefer different styles of kitchens. 

It can be pretty difficult to know what option is best for your home when choosing a worktop material; there are so many materials to choose from and it can be an overwhelming experience making sure you make the right choice.

There are many advantages and benefits when it comes to using natural stone to decorate your home.