Beyond 4 Sides of a Rectangle

How is this for your floor? If not indoors, then what about outdoors? Can you appreciate the surface finish of these multi-sided irregular stones?

I’ve observed that plenty of rooms are floored with the same kind of gigantic rectangular slabs of stone or marble, irrespective of the size of surface area to be floored.

Big slabs are faster and may be easier to lay, and therefore quite easily, also quite ugly to look at. The other day I was at someone’s place in Shahibag, Ahmedabad, and they’ve put huge glossy slabs on the walls! Alright!

One measure for those who are getting their interior/exterior design done:

Size of the surface area of the floor / Size of a rectangular slab (or stone piece)

The the greater the result, the better you would feel when the floor is done.

For example, if the room is 15ft * 12ft, and the slab size is 6ft * 2.5ft, it will take just 12 slabs to floor the entire area. Now think if the stone size is 1.5ft * 1.5ft, it will take 80 stone-pieces to floor the area.

Which is a better option? 16 or 80? For your eyes? For your feet? For creative floor surfacing? For the long term?

Square Red Stone and Some Grass Between

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.

Big slabs

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!

Double Color Natural Stone

Got some more of the ever-rich variable double-color natural stone. Not vitrified tiles. In fact, in vitrified tiles you may even have rainbow colored tiles, all same-looking and printed.

Ha! Green, Yellow, Gray combos!

What are you looking for?

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Shapes of Tile or Slab

That’s Black Granite in irregular shapes

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:

  1. The color of stone
  2. 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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Why slab it when you can stile…

“Why slab it when you can stile it!”

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.

Multi-color Flooring

Multi-stone multi-color outdoor flooring. Would you ever get bored with this? This is for eternity. And it shall grow on the residents as it ages.

If you desire to execute such a floor in Ahmedabad or (elsewhere too if you are willing to make equal effort as we do), then we can definitely help.

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Mobile: +91 98250 15546