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Our recent award: best natural stone product company

27/03/2021

Now known for being the UK’s largest stone distributor and project management firm, Ionic Stone set its roots in St. Albans in 2006 with a 20,000-foot storage facility. It was created to fill a significant gap in the UK’s building industry: the need for natural stone tiles of good quality at reasonable prices, a task it took to with vigour. After the global credit crisis and its survival through the tumult, Ionic Stone made the decision to enlarge the firm and move forward into stone... ... More »

Highest possible mark for Ionic Stone!

06/11/2019
Brands and international buyers are demanding more effective measures for evaluating suppliers’ workplace conditions. Factories are also becoming more proactive in finding ways to benchmark themselves and track progress against competitors and national standards. We have seen a significant shift towards greater transparency and the implementation of sophisticated, yet practical, tools for assessing continuous improvement. To this end, Ionic Stone is regularly and voluntarily assessed by... ... More »

Ionic Stone at Marmomacc 2019

02/10/2019
Ionic Stone participated in one of the largest stone fairs, Marmomacc 2019 again, at Hall 12, Stand F1. Held in Verona, Italy, Ionic Stone showcased its latest marble chevron tiles, in addition to its other innovative products, hexagons, chevrons and other exclusive formats that it produces for markets around the world. Ionic Stone is the world's first company to mass-produce marble tile shapes other than squares and rectangles. These formats are produced besides its usual products, marble... ... More »

First time at Xiamen Stone Exhibition

10/03/2019
Ionic Stone participates first time in one of the largest stone fairs, Xiamen Stone Exhibition. Held in Verona, Italy, Ionic Stone featured its latest innovative products, hexagons, chevrons and other exclusive formats that it produces for markets around the world. Ionic Stone is the world's first company to mass-produce tile shapes other than squares and rectangles. These formats are produced in addition to its usual products, marble tiles and slabs. ... More »

Ionic Stone opens showroom in London

15/09/2018
Ionic Stone, opens an architectural showroom in the heart of London in the new Turkish Design Centre, inaugurated by the Trade Minister of Turkey. "London is where everything begins, is designed, born and distributed around the world" the Chairman of Ionic Stone, Gunay Veli said at the opening ceremony. He added "London is the heart of design and the architects based in London achieve great projects around the globe. Our aim is to tap into the projects market by working closely with architects... ... More »

Ionic Stone participates in Marmomacc

04/09/2018
Ionic Stone continues to participate in one of the largest stone fairs, Marmomacc again, at Hall 12, Stand F1. Held in Verona, Italy, Ionic Stone showcased its latest innovative products, hexagons, chevrons and other exclusive formats that it produces for markets around the world. Ionic Stone is the world's first company to mass-produce shapes other than squares and rectangles. These formats are produced in addition to its usual products, marble tiles and slabs.  ... More »

Ionic Stone completes installation of oven systems

13/08/2018
Ionic Stone completes installation of several oven systems in Turkey. After securing two contracts of supply & installation of slab epoxy oven systems, Ionic Stone has completed the production and the installation of these contracted oven systems, one in Isparta and the other in Amasya, Turkey. The former encompasses a fully automated oven system with one cyclic tower, and the latter is also fully automated with two cyclic storehouses. The company is now assembling a new machine for an... ... More »

Ionic Stone to renew its R&D status

12/07/2018

Ionic Stone successfully passed the first year's inspection to renew the R&D status. Ionic Stone hosted academics and officials from the ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, who inspected the status of its R&D department and reviewed progress it had been making. It successfully passed the inspection and its R&D status has been renewed.

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Packaging Standards

08/02/2017
We are at every single point up and down the distribution channel. We extract blocks from quarries. We process raw stone into various formats such as slabs and tiles. We deal with distributors, project management companies or contractors around the world. In addition, we own a distribution company covering the entire British Isles and the Western part of mainland Europe. These facts give us a unique advantage in understanding the needs and wants of different types of customers. But they all... ... More »

Adhesion problems on epoxy & mesh backed tiles

01/01/2017

Most marble tiles and slabs require reinforcing through epoxy applications during the production process. Epoxy is a chemical that bonds cracks and fissures found in the structure of stone. Before the application of epoxy, marble tiles or slabs are first dried out completely in special ovens. When applied onto wet surfaces, epoxy does not work, and its gluing ability does not materialise. Normally, epoxy is applied over both sides of tiles or slabs. The back side of the stone is sprayed with... ... More »

Dry-Lay as standard

21/03/2017

Selection of marble tiles usually is a headache. The normal practice has it that a selector (a worker at the end of the line) looks at the tiles, and groups and inserts them into different crates according to some criteria that are arranged depending on the colour and the variation present within the tiles. However, marble is a product of nature; it will change constantly and no one can implement any pre-planned selection criteria that can cover the entire future variations. Coupled with... ... More »