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TO MOUNTAINS AND ROCKS?

SOLID AS A ROCK

STONE

Sempre works solely with natural stones mined in Belgium, Portugal, Italy, and France. Chemical products or colorings are banned, and the natural elements are celebrated even more. Fossil prints remind us that these stones have many stories to tell. 

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TYPES

We start with the basics: the raw material. For this, we choose from a wide range of stones, all mined in Europe. 

Virgin Bluestone

-B

This Belgian stone is characterized by many fossils, cemented by a micro-crystalline gangue containing very finely divided carbon, which gives the limestone its blue color. 

French Massangis

-M

Massangis has a neutral and even tone in a warm sandy color. This limestone is relatively soft and porous. 

Carrara Marble

-C

Carrara marble is a white or blue-grey marble that carries a rich history dating back to the Roman empire. The composition of Carrara Marble makes it susceptible to acids. 

Granite Black

-GBL

Granite is a coarse-grained igneous rock formed from magma. It is hard-wearing, low maintenance, waterproof, stain-resistant, difficult to scratch or burn, and long-lasting. 

Portuguese Marble Grey

-MG

The Grey Marble is the gray, softer variant of the Portuguese white marble. 

Portuguese Marble White

-MW

Marble is a metamorphic rock formed when limestone dolomite rock is exposed to high temperatures and pressures. Pure white marble is the result of very pure metamorphism. 

Granite Beige

-GBE

This stone is a veined granite with a creamy white background and dark gray and brown veins.  

Neo

-NEO

More information is coming soon. 

AUTUMN GREEN

-AG

Like a rainforest in the Amazon the Autumn Green stone is like bringing a part of nature in your home.

TOP FINISH

Most of our stone surfaces can be reworked with a top finish. This finish largely determines the final look of the product. 

NATURAL

NAT

No additional finishing 

Saw Cut

-SC

A ragged look obtained by saw cuts 

Erosé

-ER

A corroded finish 

ANTiQUE

-A

An antique effect obtained by – coming soon. 

Bouchardé

-B

Hammered tiny wells 

Ferrara

-FE

Classic treatment of Belgian bluestone with rim 

Leathered

-L

Adds an extra color enhancement 

Erosé Leathered

-EL

Corroded effect with color enhancement 

Vintage

-V

A vintage effect by manual manipulation 

Bouchardé brute

-BB

Coarsely hammered wells 

Fumé

-F

Adds an extra color enhancement 

Erosé fumé

-EF

An eroded and darkening effect 

Tiré

-T

More information is coming soon. 

Sclype

-SCL

More information is coming soon. 

Croute

-CRT

More information is coming soon. 

EDGE FINISHES

You can choose from 5 edge finishes. Do you prefer a classic or natural finish, the choice is yours! 

Tiré

-T

Rounded edge with natural shape.

Rocky

-R

Irregular edge with level difference.

Korinthia

-K

Engraved lines for a classic edge. 

Puré

-P

The pure forms of the rock.

Pebbles

-PE

Soft and evenly rounded.

SAW CUT

-SC

Straight from the saw machine, no extra finishing done to your stone.

PROTECTION

We are convinced that the natural aging process should be celebrated. That is why our products are not protected by default. If you do not want your furniture to endure too much, you have a few options to choose from. 

NATURAL

You can choose not to have a final protective layer on your furniture. You embrace the natural process of wood and will celebrate each stain. 

SATURATION

You can saturate your stone with a pore filler—more information coming soon. 

WATER REPELLANT SPRAY

This spray protects stone surfaces from stains and water damage. Spray the surface until slightly wet, and repeat this every six months.  

CERAMIC COLLECTION

Do you like the look of natural stone but are you terrified of stains and scratches? A ceramic top might be your solution. The maximum size of our ceramic slabs is 162x324cm. 

Calacatta imperial

-HCI

20mm thick 

Grigio intenso

-HGI

12mm thick 

Nero marquina

-HNM

20mm thick 

Mek bronze

-HMB

12mm thick 

TABLEWARE

We prefer to cover the table with beautiful ceramics and original natural products, such as lava stone and river stone. Artisans in our production houses in Portugal and Indonesia make unique products of which no two are the same. 

TERRACOTTA STONEWARE

Our stoneware is made from natural terracotta, which is glazed for color. If a piece chips off, the original terracotta color will show through. 

LAVASTONE & RIVERSTONE

As the name suggests, lavastone is a product derived from lava from an erupted volcano. The lava rolls through sand and hardens, which creates this beautiful but somewhat porous product. Fun fact: you can find small pebbles that are fused with the lava. 

Just like lavastone, this material is created by an eruption. The lava is stopped by a river with water and cools down rapidly. The water-resisting riverstone is born! We love to use this material to serve food. 

Origin
Clay is one of those materials that form the world around us. People in the first days of humanity used it as a way to create shelter against natural elements. Egyptians turned them into pots for storing grain, while the Romans adapted them to fresh food storage spaces. In time pottery became a piece of art that has passed on for generations.
Process
It's an all-natural material that is formed by a master's hand. Stoneware made by the artisans at Sempre is not a machine-made process but a handcrafted art form. They apply glazes by hand to specify the desired finish. Special colors are produced that are unique every time.
Destinantion
Used in Hospitality and privately across the globe. The Sempre made stoneware enhances your dining experience. Our products go hand in hand with the art that is cooking. It entices the eye and creates a feeling of homely luxury.

good to know

You might want to know this up front!

FOSSILS

Our stones are mined from nature, which means that they contain fossils. As a result, white/ greyish marks or veins run through the stone. The quantity and size vary from piece to piece. Fossils are an inherent characteristic of the stone and do not affect its quality. 

CAREFUL PLACEMENT

To avoid breakage, always place your bluestone table tops perfectly horizontal and level on the designated base. Ensure that there are no small scraps of stone or other materials stuck between the top and base. 

OUTDOOR USE

Belgian bluestone is suitable for both indoors and outdoors. Its low porosity makes the material resistant to frost and pollution. The tops do not need to be covered in winter.  

Massengis and Lapia stones can be used outdoors, whereas Carrara marble tables are best kept indoors and must not contact acids. 

STAINS

We do not seal our bluestone, so its porosity allows liquids from leaves, food, drinks, etc., to enter the stone, resulting in stains. When used indoors, we recommend TPS, which covers the tabletop with a thin protective layer. As this wears off over time, especially when the top is used intensely, you should regularly reapply the treatment. The coating prevents liquids from permeating the stone upon contact but does not make it 100% impenetrable, so it is best to wipe off any liquid as soon as possible.  

 

Stains are less noticeable on our darker, fumé finishes. These finishes are created by impregnating the stone with a color deepener, which is available for purchase at Sempre. Always make sure to leave enough dry time between the different layers. If stains occur, Sempre can suggest an appropriate treatment. 

MARKS AND SCRATCHES

Outside, grease marks on the stones will eventually fade with exposure to the sun and rain. This can take anywhere from several weeks to several months, depending on the grease’s nature and amount. For quicker results, you can use water with two spoonfuls of ammonia or a good detergent. 

 

Superficial micro-scratches are normal and will, over time, contribute to give the top a beautiful patina. To nourish the stone and reduce micro-scratches, you may treat the top with natural glycerin-based soap diluted in water. You can clean the stone by nourishing it from time to time with a small amount of natural glycerin-based soap. 

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