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  • November 23, 2017

    When it comes to home décor, choosing the right materials can make all the difference to the final product. Many home owners ponder the question of whether or not to opt for natural stone for their project.  Here are our top five reasons why natural stone makes such a perfect choice. Aesthetics It goes without saying. Natural stone is absolutely beautiful. What makes it …

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  • November 15, 2017

    As 2018 is fast approaching, here is a roundup of the Top 10 trends in porcelain, ceramic and engineered stone as seen in the latest editions of Cersaie and Marmomacc. Some trends have been carried on from recent years such as geometric patterns and 3d tile. Other recent trends have been reproposed in a different manner such as wood effect tiles which are …

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  • September 19, 2017

    Natural stone is a very versatile material, suitable to be used in many places throughout a home or commercial building. Selecting the right natural stone to complement your project can be a mind-boggling task. On one end, this is a personal decision and is highly influenced by one’s tastes. However, another aspect to this decision is more practical, with the question that springs …

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  • April 4, 2017

    Now that we are already in the fourth month of 2017 (time flies doesn’t it?) the most popular trends of the year are already emerging. Here we list the top trends we’ve seen so far. Materials Quartz and Engineered Stone: The year 2016 was definitely the year of quartz with sales for this material, especially for kitchen tops surpassing that of other popular …

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  • December 22, 2016

      Do: Relax: Quartz is a non porous material. This makes it very low maintenance and easy to clean. Most times cleaning with warm water and a mild detergent will do the trick. Get creative: Quartz comes in a very wide variety of colours and patterns. Latest technological advancements have enabled quartz to mimic to perfection other natural stones such as marble. Prevent scratches: …

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  • October 3, 2016

    Think marble is just for traditional or classical home designs? Think again. Here are 5 tips on how to incorporate marble in your modern home. 1. Add visual interest by doing away with squarish tiles and opt for different geometric shapes and two tone floors 2. Go for a honed rather than polished finished. A honed finish gives off a more contemporary feel. It …

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  • September 27, 2016

    Marble has long been used to adorn the world’s most beautiful buildings.  We have compiled a list of what we believe are the best marble buildings and structures around the world, including Malta. The list is in no particular order, because, let’s face it, how can one possibly decide? Read on, and let us know whether you agree and whether we’ve left out …

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  • July 7, 2016

    Parquet is a beautiful statement in any room and is becoming more and more  popular as it matches most home décor styles. However should you opt for wooden parquet, you must comply with a number of maintenance tips to ensure that your floor remains looking its best. Wood and moisture are not the best of friends. Wood tends to swell, lose colour or warp …

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  • July 5, 2016

    Written by Owen Farrugia, Director of Sales, Business Management Halmann Vella Finally Summer has arrived. A time when most of us will start thinking about holidays, beaches and finishing or renovating our pools. Swimming pools in Malta are very common due to the nice climate that we have. Designing a residential pool is not the easiest task. It takes a lot of time, thinking …

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  • June 17, 2016

    Summer is finally upon us. Time to get your swimming pool ready for those long lazy days. The secret to keeping your swimming pool in the immaculate state it was as when you first installed it is….you guessed it…regular and proper maintenance. Remember that swimming pools like any other wet environment, is a breeding site for waterborne infections. Dirt found on the deck of …

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