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Presenting Some Exclusive British Stones
Burlington Stone is a prestigious manufacturer of British natural stone which has been quarried for over 400 years from the heart of the English Lake District. For almost two centuries, Burlington has been the stone of choice for bespoke interior and exterior stone and slate specifications. Its intrinsic qualities and colors have been used to inspire iconic designs and you will find their stone on historical buildings like Buckingham Palace and the Tower Bridge. Also used for institutions like Yale, Princeton or the San Francisco Public Library and certainly utilized for commercial and residential projects all over the world. We created a Case Study where some are highlighted.
The uniqueness of these stones begins from their origins. CoorItalia has many limestones and travertines that are sedimentary rocks in origin. The majority of stones from the Burlington quarries are metamorphic in origin and were formed over hundreds of millions of years under extremely high pressure. With eight quarries located in the English Lake District, pure Lakeland water, natural weathering and mineral processes have slowly transformed the stone, lending its unique technical characteristics. Low water absorption means its color fast, robust and easy to clean and maintain, while deep within the stone lies its true beauty waiting to be released: rich detail and sensitive tones and textures.
All the British Stone can be specified for a variety of different uses. Interior and exterior cladding and flooring, are the most popular, but so are pavers and wet area applications,together with counter-tops (with the usual limestone recommendations if using the Baycliff range)
Here are 4 of the 11 stones that Broughton carries, a green one (Broughton Moor) a Dark Blue/Black one (Kirkstone Brathay), a Light Grey one (Brandy Crag Silver) and a tan one (Baycliff Cauldfeild).
Broughton Moor is a mid green stone, often highlighted by contrasting white veins and beautiful tone changes that reflect its natural origins. Broughton Moor can be extracted in a variety of green tones to add a dark and light green contrast to surfaces yet purvey the beauty of its natural markings. Broughton Moor has been used for generations to provide walling, flooring, cladding, sills, worktops, and stairs. Click HERE for more.
Kirkstone Brathay Blue/Black has been quarried since the reign of Queen Elizabeth of England. It is a hard sedimentary stone, formed under intense pressure and is characterized by a fine golden thread and a dense blue/black body of color. That is worth the trip to our showroom by itself as it is quite hard to render in photo the beauty of this thin pyrite gold thread in the majority of the slabs. Click HERE for more.
Brandy Crag Silver
Brandy Crag is a grey stone from metamorphosed volcanic ash, often highlighted by contrasting veins which emphasize its natural origins. Architects and designers around the world have long taken advantage of its natural beauty, durability and adaptability to create classic weather resistant details and surface finishes. Click HERE for more.
We also invite you to explore the pages dedicated to their other stones:
Brandy Crag – A darker grey than the “Silver” variety highlighted above.
Baycliff Lord – A darker tan than the Caulfeild variety highlighted above.
Bursting Stone – A blue grey with hints of green.
Elterwater – A beautiful Blue/Grey/ Green (yes, all three colors are involved!)
Kirkby – A Deep grey with abundant hints of blue
Kirkstone Sea Green -A grey stone with green undertones
Kirkstone Silver Green – A silver green stone with strong natural markings and a broad range of shading