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Sustainability and Limestone Waste
Sustainability and Limestone Waste

Assuring Sustainability:  today more than yesterday! At a time when the world has increasingly limited natural resources, it is important to review our habits and search more ecological and sustainable solutions.

The natural stone industry generates a large volume of stone waste. It (...)

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Stones made of quartz compound may contain toxic substances harmful to health
Stones made of quartz compound may contain toxic substances harmful to health

Recently two companies were accused of containing toxic substances in their stones made of quartz compound. The research was conducted by Philippe Ledrans and is causing some impact in the sector in France. The companies involved in the controversy are Cosentino and Stone Italiana, although both reject the allegations.

Philippe Ledrans, (...)

A piece of History and of architecture in natural stone from the famous limestone massif – the Monastery of Batalha
Monastery of Batalha

14th of August 1385, nearby Aljubarrota the Portuguese history has been marked and National heroes have been created; like the baker´s peel, Brites de Almeida, who killed seven Castilians with a baker´s peel and D. Nuno Alvares Pereira, the Saint Condestable and King D. João I general. This event was the battle of A (...)

Natural Heritage
Natural heritage

In the Border of the Aires and Candeeiros Mountains, the famous Maciço Calcário Estremenho, is a magnificent and beautiful natural area; where LSI Stone is located.

In this region, the mystery and beauty of the landscapes can strike us as mute as Cistercian monks.

Harsh the Serra de Aire and Candeeiros Natural (...)

How to clean and what not to do in the cleaning of natural stone
Como limpar o seu chão de pedra

The stone needs special care so that its beauty and elegance prevails over time, Simple care and maintenance will help to preserve its beauty for generations to come.

LSI Stone recommends periodic cleaning of the natural stone.

In order to reduce the stone damages caused by natural and human abrasion on the Natural stone, we intr (...)

We must accept the stone as nature gives us
Pedra como produto Natural

The stone is a raw material extracted from nature, without any modification. Stone companies give your best to work it for the various uses and requirements of architectural projects. Note that there are thousands of different qualities of stone, and each piece of stone extracted is unique. There are no equal stones, neither in the same quarry, (...)

Big opening today of the Still Motion - La Triennale di Milano, By Primeira Pedra.
Primeira Pedra Project

Still Motion is part of Primeira Pedra, a programme exploring the potential of Portuguese stone, created and developed by Experimentadesign and leadered by Assimagra.

 

LSI stone in partnership with Experimentadesign, Assimagra and Airemarmores have developed and processed 3 different projects in Portuguese Natural stone. Go (...)

Why should you choose limestone for your home
O porquê você deve escolher o calcário para a sua casa - Limestone

Sometimes it can be difficult to know what material to use for some products in your home, such as fireplaces, door surrounds, sinks, countertops and more. Imagine you want a sink that you drew yourself, but you do not know what material to choose. Marble, granite or limestone? All of it are fantastic materials, then we will tell you why you mus (...)

8 Creative Ideas of Limestone Uses
8 ideias criativas de usos da pedra calcária

By wayfair

Limestone is used for centuries, since the stone age man has given different uses to this raw material. We can say that we never been so creative to develop projects with stone as now, the following examples portray this. Limestone allows to us decorate our homes beautifully and innovatively for dec (...)

Human resources crisis
Human resources crisis

Overall projections foresee a workforce shortage in a near future, as generations stirring through the labour market are smaller than the one leaving it.

This scarcity will be felt especially for highly-skilled jobs, such as managers and workers in high-tech positions, but also for more traditional handcraft jobs. The growing demand and (...)

Giving nature back to nature
Landspace recovering

 

Since the beginning of time, man has used natural resources for everything, for food and building materials, as tools or energy sources.
A large share of human activities, from farming to the most different industries, represent a heavy toll on the environment.
The stone industry is no exception.

Although stone i (...)