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A new home should last a lifetime. Natural stone tiles from Homestone have the required longevity
A stairway featuring coffee-coloured limestone tiles. The stairway apartment, architecture, handrail, home, house, stairs, gray
A stairway featuring coffee-coloured limestone tiles. The stairway leads to the entrance of the house. There are black rails on one side of the stairway and a wall on the other.

For more than two million years the human race has recognised the value of building homes out of stone. The fact that some of these early homes are still standing is testament to its durability.

These days stone is more commonly used in modern homes on the floor, indoors and out.

Homestone supplies and distributes over 40 natural stone tiles to builders, architects and home owners New Zealand-wide, says director Clive Pegden.


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A lounge area with red sofas, red and green cushions and a coffee table. The area features highly polished limestone floors. The area also has large windows.

"Stone tiles can be used in courtyards, gardens, terraces, entrances, interiors, around swimming pools and to create special features around the home."

Tiles are tough and long-lasting, and their simple, solid appearance ensures they are enduring in terms of style, says Pegden.

Natural stone offers a high standard of consistency from tile to tile. It also has non-slip qualities, making it a safe flooring option. It can be highly polished and is easy to clean.

A stairway featuring coffee-coloured limestone tiles. The stairway apartment, architecture, handrail, home, house, stairs, gray
A stairway featuring coffee-coloured limestone tiles. The stairway leads to the entrance of the house. There are black rails on one side of the stairway and a wall on the other.

The Homestone range is diverse, including sandstone, limestone, basalt stone, flamed granite and travertine. All come in matt, semi-gloss and highly honed finishes.

For more details, contact Homestone, 1 Tarndale Gr, North Harbour Estate, Albany, Auckland, phone 0800 466 378, fax (09) 415 4566. Email:sunbather@xtra.co.nz.

May 14, 2004
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