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?

Grooved Cobble Stones

These cobbles have 10mm groove at the edges. These are different from the usual cobble stones we see. And will accord a different look to the landscape.

Over time, natural stone changes and finds its own look, as it interacts with the elements. Would be interesting to observe these.

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.

Cobblestones (work in progress)

They are stones, they don’t come packed. But when they are laid, there’s no comparison. Have a look below, clicked at a recent project for a bungalow.

You are not going to get vitrified tiles for such beauty. You may think it’s just a matter of outdoors vs indoors, but it isn’t quite. It’s a matter of patience and sensibilities. It’s a matter of what your sole (you may even say, soul) wants to feel.