Don’t mind the mobile phone camera. If folks understood how lenses work, we would be careful about the limitations of tiny cameras.
That’s Red Natural Stone for you. At a farm house. You can try putting any kind of vitrified tiles, and try growing grass in between, the way you see in the pictures, and you won’t feel a thing. And you won’t get a picture like this.
There’s another point here. You see squares have a special magic in matters of flooring. I feel they look better than rectangles.
But then one who understands that beautiful lack of symmetry looks more beautiful than beautiful symmetry, would not prefer squares. That’s for another post. This red looks ravishing at night with some dim lights around.
It’s been a trend. Bigger and bigger slabs of marble and granite for flooring. As if bigger is better. Or, bigger is better looking.
Actually watching the slabs in a huge stockyard is quite different from watching the slabs as floor amidst the enclosing walls.
In a huge stockyard, a big slab may still not look as big. In a room, a big slab may seem to exhaust the floor.
Big rectangular slabs look downright ugly. Irregular ones may still look much better. But you gotta see the small irregular slabs, in fact more in the form of flagstone, as part of floor. Unfortunately, even with so many images proliferating on the web, in the catalogues and magazines and elsewhere, it’s hard to compare different kinds of floors side by side.
Big slabs look ugly. Sure, we are not rich builders or famous architects. We are mere stone suppliers, or as they use that term in the SAP software, we are mere vendors. What do the vendors know!
When choosing granite or other stone for flooring or paving, what really matters? It seems to me currently 2 major points play a role while making a choice:
The color of stone
The natural pattern of stone surface
Surprising when I pay just a little more attention.
Why isn’t ‘shape’ of tile or stone not considered at all! Typically it’s rectangle! Or sometimes, square. Why?
The variations of natural stone coupled with and cut in different shapes can produce a magic-like floor. No, I’m not talking about just outdoors or for landscaping. I’m talking about indoors too. Here, have a look at this indoor floor:
Plenty of variations and colors in Indian granite and other natural stone to create a floor like that. If you want to execute something like that in Ahmedabad…
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Increasingly now, and over a long time, I observe that natural stone tiling trumps natural stone slabbing.
Of course, it doesn’t mean that all floor needs to be tiled instead of slabbed. We find plenty of floors that are a combination of tiles and slabs and they look good.
But over last many years, so many folks have slabbed their floors edge to edge. As years pass by that doesn’t look as lovely, especially in smaller spaces, though always lovelier and more pleasing than the ‘vitrified’ tiles.
This flooring was done way way back in 1996! 23 years! Imagine! It looks as good and as shining as it looked in the beginning.
Apart from the shine and sheen though, what’s amazing is that it looks more beautiful as it ages. Folks these days, builders and house owners alike, out of convenience so often lay vitrified tiles; yes, my office floor has vitrified tiles and it is no match to this granite floor.
Granite has natural and endlessly fascinating variations, whereas vitrified tiles are printed with the same print lifted normally copied and pasted from some piece of natural stone.