To celebrate our current design insight theme of ‘Solstice’, we turn the spotlight on some of the the ‘blue’ stones that Lapicida has in its collection.
First, a little history. Stonehenge in Aylesbury, Wiltshire famously aligns to the solstices. The rising sun only reaches the middle of the stones one day of the year where it shines on the central altar.
Stonehenge itself is thought to have been built between 3,000 BC and 1,600 BC making it up to 5,000 years old. The large standing stones that make up the outer circle are believed to be from the Marlborough Downs, situated 20 miles away. These are called ‘sarsens’ which are silicified sandstone, and they have been used as a building material for thousands of years.
The smaller stones, however, are known as ‘bluestones’ which are volcanic and igneous rock. Bluestones are believed to have been hauled over 150 miles away from the Preseli Hills in Wales.
LAPICIDA ‘BLUE’ STONES
Bordeaux Blue is an extremely hardwearing cool grey limestone. Featured in the New ARTIS Collection, it is available in the following formats and styles:
Bordeaux Blue Flagstone – a highly affordable limestone with a rustic finish and the appearance of antique limestone. Size: 900 x 600 x 20mm. £59/M² +VAT.
Bordeaux Blue Herringbone – takes the popular wooden floor design and recreates it with hardwearing limestone. Size: 200 x 30 x 20mm. £XX/M² +VAT.
Bordeaux Blue Cobble – an extremely attractive and durable rustic limestone cobble. Size: 150 x 150 x 15mm. £89/M² +VAT.
Fossil Blue – shown top left, is a durable blue, grey limestone with distinct fossil markings throughout. Available in three size formats. From £69/M² +VAT.
Bluestone – shown top right, is a blue grey hard-wearing limestone with a non-slip texture that’s perfect for all high traffic areas. Size: 900 x 600 x 20mm. £69/M² +VAT.
Stonelux Blue – all the timeless elegance of natural stone but with all the advantages and ease of porcelain. Available in five size formats. From £59/M² +VAT.
Cote D’Azur – an elegant marble slab with a pale blue grey and white background with random veining. 20mm thick honed or polished slab. £440/M² +VAT.
Ocean Blue – shown top centre, is a stunning fine vein cut travertine with disitnctive banding that is perfect for feature walls and fire surrounds. £359/M² +VAT.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Need more information regarding Lapicida ‘Blue’ Stones, the new ARTIS Collection or any Lapicida surface? Please call us on 01423 400 100 or contact us here.
BORDEAUX BLUE FLAGSTONE
BORDEAUX BLUE HERRINGBONE
BORDEAUX BLUE COBBLE