Understanding Stone: 5. How do we select our stone?

September 25, 2018

As importers and suppliers of natural stone our team regularly visits stone quarries throughout the world. But, how do we choose the right block from a quarry, how is it processed and how does that block of stone find its way to our warehouse?

Read More


Ready, set, swim!

September 11, 2018

Pool season is pretty much here. We say ‘bring it on!’. This handy step by step guide, thanks to the Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA), on tips to get your pool looking spectacular and ready for the busy swimming months ahead will get things back into shape. Print it out or save to your notes page on the phone so that it’s forever at your fingertips.

Read More


Design Series: 9. Hygge

August 28, 2018

image credit - decotour

Hygge, pronounced ‘hue-gah’ is a way of life in Denmark. In essence Hygge brings focus to the simple things such as your daily well being and living in the present.

Read More


Understanding Stone: 4. Cobblestones - thickness matters

June 19, 2018

All cobblestones are not created equal and as with most things in life you get what you pay for! We import quality cobblestones that are 30mm thick to ensure they will be durable enough to withstand heavy vehicle traffic. This additional thickness and the non-slip finish offer peace of mind in outdoor areas such as commercial spaces, paths and driveways.

Read More


Understanding Stone: 3. Glues, grouts and adhesives

May 15, 2018

While all natural stone will provide beauty and sophistication, when it comes to installation not all stone is created equal. Different stone requires different glues and adhesives and it’s important to know what grouts work best with natural stone.

Read More


Design Series: 8. Bohemian Style

May 1, 2018

Bohemian design never really went out of style but it is certainly enjoying a resurgence right now. Artistic, unconventional and earthy, inspired by a nomadic lifestyle this imaginative and colourful design style allows the freedom to mix and match all your beloved pieces with no strict rule or limits attached.

Read More


Understanding Stone: 2. Alfresco tiles, pavers & treads

April 10, 2018

Sareen Stone’s range of Alfresco outdoor tiles, pavers and step treads takes life outside. As the name suggests, it epitomizes everything that is the outdoors.

Read More


Trend alert: Beige on beige for 2018

March 29, 2018

Beige and neutrals are no longer relegated to ‘wallflower’ status but are preparing for their time in the sun if this trend prediction is realised.

Read More


Understanding Stone: 1. Tumbled Stone

March 20, 2018

At Sareen Stone our team has more than 80 years combined experience in the stone industry. As a result, we felt we could share with you their knowledge and expertise. This week we begin our first blog in a series, ‘Understanding Stone’ and explain the what, how, where and why of tumbled stone.

Read More


Design Series 6: French Provincial

February 13, 2018

Lavish, luxe and loved. Three words to describe French provincial style which originated in the 1700’s. Originating as the style of the wealthy, think French country manor, it was emulated by the not so wealthy. The result is where the luxe and ornate intersects with organic, rustic charm.

Read More