While I’m not a fan of trends and prefer my own taste be reflected when decorating, it’s difficult not to be influenced as these are the products that are on the market and available to buy.
Going Green is definitely a consideration as we look at how we can contribute to being environmentally conscious. Choices for consumers is increasing and there is a wide variety of options to choose from. Bamboo flooring is just one example of a beautiful and sustainable product worth considering.
Completely white kitchens were all you saw for quite some time, yet now people are taking a less safe approach with their kitchen choices.
Hardware in a satin finished brass is beginning to trend and looks more expensive than brushed nickel. New taps are a simple and inexpensive way to take a room from dated to updated & on trend.
Marble, Quartz or Granite – which to choose?
Marble is a rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite rock.
Metamorphism causes variable recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains.
Examples of historically notable marble varieties and locations:
|CARRARA||WHITE OR BLUE GREY||CARRARA||ITALY|
|CREOLE||WHITE & BLUE BLACK||GEORGIA||U.S.A.|
|ETOWAH||PINK, SALMON, ROSE||GEORGIA||U.S.A.|
|ARIBAN||PURE WHITE, FINE GRAINED||PAROS||GREECE|
|PENTELIC||PURE WHITE, FINE GRAINED SEMI-TRANSLUCENT||ATHENS||GREECE|
|PURBECK||GREY/BROWN||ISLE OF PURBECK||UNITED KINGDOM|
|SIENNA||YELLOW WITH VIOLET, RED, BLUE OR WHITE VEINS||TUSCANY||ITALY|
|YULE||UNIFORM PURE WHITE||COLORADO||U.S.A.|
Granite is a natural material with flaws.
Time & care needs to be taken when selecting your slab to ensure you have exactly the piece you think will best suit your needs.
You will also need to seal your granite every few months, so maintenance is required.
Quartz is uniform with only small variations in colour and generally what you select is what you receive. Quartz requires no maintenance and seams can be a little tighter than granite. Another benefit of quartz over granite is that it comes in colours, while natural stone doesn’t.
I hope you have a fabulous week
Yours in Style - Kim x
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