October 1, 2019
Written by Simon Fenton and Michael Mastro, Natural Stone Specialists, Sareen Stone
In this week’s blog, we compare natural granite to porcelain granite lookalikes. You might be surprised to find out that all is not what it may seem!
August 22, 2019
The challenge to seamlessly integrate a new addition to an existing home as part of a total refurbishment was one that was presented to Brindabella Renovations recently. Accepting the challenge, Brindabella has created a clever space that seems as though it has always been there.
June 18, 2019
This beautiful Sydney home in the harbourside suburb of Mosman, is testament to the successful collaboration of a highly professional team.
April 23, 2019
Three custom-built homes by Sydney builder Meadowbank Homes, showcase a range of Sareen Stone’s natural stone throughout. Quality natural stone just like a quality built custom home, offers style that is timeless.
April 9, 2019
Each piece of natural stone displays the markings of its formation history so no two pieces will be the same. This is the first thing to understand when selecting natural stone for any project including stone around pools.
March 26, 2019
Natural stone continues to evolve offering the industry new technology, new finishes and new products and this was evident at the Xiamen Stone Fair in China earlier this month. With exhibitors from across the globe, there was much to see and take on board.
February 26, 2019
Reinventing a 1980’s bungalow into a modern family home for the 21st century was the brief for the renovation of a home in Byron Bay. This week on the blog, we talk to Simon Addinall, Co-Director and Founder of Those Architects, about the project, Burch House.
February 22, 2019
Project: Beecraft; Photo: Maree Homer
The outdoor room has come of age and with this new status greater demand for well designed, high spec outdoor spaces has been on the up. In response to this demand, Sareen Stone’s Alfresco range of natural stone has grown to include 6 products across the granite, limestone and sandstone ranges.
February 12, 2019
The Terraced House, designed by Darren Campbell Architects, showcases natural stone both inside and out. We spoke to Darren about this project located in the beautiful harbourside suburb of Northbridge.
January 29, 2019
Each year it’s always fun to wait and see which Pantone colour will take the ‘gong’ for Colour of the Year.
January 22, 2019
Image: Classic Travertine Tumbled poolside - project by zias building design
To fill or not to fill, when it comes to travertine - that is the question! Our outdoor stone specialist, Gary Bazzana, explains why our customers usually fill in the holes in the travertine when using travertine outdoors.
November 13, 2018
The inclusion of fireplaces in bathrooms was a stand out trend
Earlier this year architect and designer Maddalena Vienna visited the Salone del Mobile in Milano, along with thousands of others from the design industry, to see what trends we can expect on the horizon. The exhibition showcases excellence, quality and innovation.
October 16, 2018
Branch Out Landscape Design in Sydney provides landscape design and project management services across a range of projects. Director, Catherine Gard, made the change from a career in optometry to landscape design and has never looked back! We talk to Catherine about some of the beautiful gardens she and her team have created.
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?
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.
August 14, 2018
Designed by MacCormick & Associates Architects and built by FS Hough Builders, The Quiet House in Sydney’s harbourside suburb of Mosman does our Noce Travertine proud.
July 24, 2018
Stone & Living Landscapes has recently renewed and revived two Sydney backyards – one in Erskineville and one in Botany – and in the process has added value, improved safety and achieved a touch of contemporary style to both.
July 3, 2018
The versatility of Classic Travertine is evident throughout this home in Sydney’s north, renovated by FS Hough Builders. As the flooring for the living, kitchen and dining space; the bathroom; the outdoor area and pool coping, Classic Travertine is utilised in its various finishes and provides a timeless elegance throughout.
June 5, 2018
May 30, 2018
Interior Design: Stillone Design; Photography credit: Maree Homer
April 17, 2018
Last month Sareen Stone’s MD, Duncan Blyth and Sales and Product Manager, Angie Squires, visited the Xiamen Stone Fair in China. We reveal their synopsis of the show and how the future of the stone industry was presented at the stone fair.
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.
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.
February 6, 2018
This year we welcome the new PANTONE Colour of the Year, 18-3838 Ultra Violet into our realm of colour for all things design with the expectation it will trend throughout 2018 and beyond.
November 21, 2017
Sareen Stone’s Managing Director, Duncan Blyth, knows a thing or two about landscaping. In fact its just on 30 years since he started working for a local Sydney landscaper and the rest as they say is history!
November 14, 2017
Tavira Alfresco Limestone, as the name suggests, is Sareen Stone’s newest limestone for outdoors. With neutral tones, reminiscent of the sandy shoreline, Tavira Alfresco Limestone will complement your choice of colour in outdoor furniture, soft furnishings and accessories.
October 11, 2017
The stone industry comes together each year at Marmomac, Verona, Italy to discover new directions in the fabrication of natural stone and to discover new and innovative ways it can now be used in design and construction.
September 28, 2017
Sareen Stone’s new Manhattan Limestone is a little like a martini with lemon, it comes with a twist!
September 25, 2017
We are very excited to introduce two new limestone tiles to our ever-expanding range of limestone tiles and pavers. We have just had a sneak peak in the warehouse and both new limestones look gorgeous.
September 6, 2017
As opposed to contemporary, modern style encompasses design that has its focus squarely on function and innovation.
August 23, 2017
Sareen Stone’s Sales and Product Development Manager, Angie Squires, has experienced the adventure, the dramas and the sheer delights of the stone industry.
July 25, 2017
Fresh from design school and armed with his Diploma in Interior Design from KVB Design School in the early ‘90s, Mark Novacan embarked on his career in the stone and tile industry.
May 31, 2017
This week we introduce Sareen Stone’s Outdoor Specialist, Gary Bazzana who has worked with us at Sareen Stone for more than 8 years.
April 12, 2017
There is no substitute for the feel, beauty and timelessness of natural stone. However, when your client desires the aesthetic and durability of natural stone but the budget falls short, Sareen Stone’s lookalike porcelain range may be just the ticket.
March 27, 2017
Sareen Stone is saying goodbye summer with their “End of Summer Sale” starting today for 2 weeks. There are amazing savings on a large selection of stock for inside and out. Save 20 - 80% on selected pavers, tiles and more. We need to make way for a large shipment of new stock arriving in May.
March 15, 2017
What is STONTECH® Enhancer Pro?
STONTECH Enhancer Pro is a sealer for natural stone with a textured, tumbled, honed or flamed finish. It can be used on limestone, slate, travertine, granite, marble, basalt/bluestone, sandstone and cobblestones. StoneTech Enhancer Pro can also be used on grout, masonry and concrete. It is perfect for high traffic areas in both commercial and residential projects.
February 13, 2017
Image credit: Meadowbank Homes
We have featured many beautiful rooms within our Blog over the years. This week we visit 5 of our favourite rooms and hope they offer inspiration for you in 2017.
November 14, 2016
Natural stone provides unique character and a distinctive style. It can add an ambience of warmth, of sophistication, a casual elegance or an earthiness that shouts welcome for your dinner guests and patrons! We explore how natural stone has contributed immensely to the atmosphere in the following restaurants and function centre and share their inspiring designs.
November 7, 2016
For true character and a warm welcome, just add natural stone. With the growth of online shopfronts, bricks and mortar stores are under increasing pressure to offer customers so much more than a basic shopping experience. Retail stores need to provide an inviting welcome; succeed in exciting the senses; offer a beautiful and tactile environment and ensure the experience entices the customer to enter through their front doors again and again!
October 10, 2016
In addition to Sareen Stone’s extensive range of stocked materials we also offer a customised design and sourcing service. Unique, individually cut pieces of natural stone, in various sizes and finishes, to cater for your client’s specific design needs. Natural stone in a specific finish or a customised size such as larger format tiles, to transform the everyday into a brilliant space.
August 29, 2016
Angie joins our experienced sales team at Sareen Stone.
After leaving Sareen Stone in 2008 to pursue her career goals where she was employed for several years working for high profile retail businesses in key roles within the stone and tile industry, Angie Squires has recently returned to take on her latest role as Sales and Product Development Manager.
July 20, 2015
While the StoneTech® Professional Range offers stone care solutions for all projects regardless of their size, over the coming weeks we highlight commercial properties that have realised the benefits of utilising the StoneTech® Professional Range.
July 7, 2015
At Sareen Stone it would be an understatement to say we are just a little excited to announce our new Lavarosa Limestone Alfresco will be arriving shortly to our warehouse. Not only will it be a stunning addition to any outdoor area, it will make sure you stand out from the Travertine crowd.
June 29, 2015
Arm yourself with the knowledge to get it right the first time and avoid those common mistakes that can not only be time consuming but more importantly, very costly.
June 15, 2015
You’ve seen those gorgeous pools in the pages of the glossy magazines and on television shows about the rich and famous but now it’s your turn. How will you get just what you want and make it absolutely perfect?