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ou might curse it when you stub your toe, or tumble head-over-heels as a particularly slippery rug scoots out from under


your feet – there’s no dignity to coming over all Bambi-on-ice on your own kitchen floor – but stone is undoubtedly the interiors material-du-jour, and the West is incredibly lucky to be home to one of the county’s most experienced, well-stocked, and (yes!) cheapest suppliers. Mandarin Stone began in South Wales,


but there are showrooms in Bristol, Bath and across the region, from Exeter to Cheltenham. Each is a treasure trove of aesthetically pleasing rock: limestone and marble, slate and travertine, basalt and sandstone, granite and schist. ‘Our’ one, in a traditional Georgian building at 15 Regent Street, right in the heart of Clifton Village, displays an incredible array of natural stone, much of it on gallery-style sample walls – imagine buying carpet, except it weighs a ton – or as part of kitchen and bathroom recreations that show what selected samples might look like in situ. “It’s a very comprehensive range,” says the company’s Louisa Morgan. “We’ve an


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incredible number of stone tiles for the home and garden, as well as mosaics, stone basins, baths and shower trays. We’ve recently added a range of porcelain tiles too. Experienced stone consultants can advise on all technical aspects, from design to


Mandarin Stone’s showroom: you’re unlikely to ever find a wider choice


Unexpected and undeniably impressive, Mandarin Stone has become a Bristol fixture, says WENDY LYNE, just as its range has become a fixture of kitchens and bathrooms across the city


delivery, while a fabrication service allows us to turn stone slabs into work surfaces, pool surrounds and stairs.” As with everything, stone use – while essentially timeless, of course – follows certain trends, and Louisa suggests using


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