In The Detail
They say that detail is everything. That’s a view that we at Lapicida strongly subscribe to. The attention to detail applied to any product demonstrates true craft and a genuine love for what we do. This month, we focus on detail and celebrate the numerous natural and decorative patterned surfaces that Lapicida has to offer.
NATURAL EYE FOR DETAIL
You only have to look to nature to see some of the most beautifully simple and complex patterning. Nature itself creates natural patterns in stone over millions of years and no one piece of stone is ever identical to another. That’s what makes stone so captivating and appealing to designers.
Marble is a highly desirable stone that often as different degrees of natural veining that range from the delicate and subtle to bold and dramatic. There is a vast spectrum of colours too that contribute to the natural decorative effect. From deep jade greens and bold burgundy reds to brilliant white grey veined, and black and gold marbles.
Limestone and travertine are also fascinating sedimentary stones that can feature interesting fossilized deposits and strata built over millions of years by the compaction of sea shells and formation of mineral deposits.
DECORATIVE BY DESIGN
Decorative surfaces have been prevalent throughout history and across every continent. The ancient Greeks and Romans created stunning pictorial and decorative mosaics that have endured millennia. Moorish and Mediterranean decorative design, involving ceramics, has made a large impact throughout Europe and are as popular today as when they were first conceived.
Lapicida’s unique collections of decorative surfaces pull their inspiration from all over the world and feature patterns of varying levels of intricacy. However, we can also replicate the natural veining of stone using high-definition production methods and conjure up a myriad of decorative patterns using traditional and state-of-the-art techniques. From intricate mosaics to new-generation porcelains, these can then be applied in interiors to create statement pieces including accent walls and floors.
GET THE LOOK
Italy is a rich source of the highest quality marbles, with the Carrara mountains being one of the most famous sources of pure white Carrara marble. Calacatta Oro has beautiful veining detail that ranges from gold through grey to inky blue, whilst the dark green of Verde Guatemala is the epitome of opulence.
Layers and textures are also details that can bring drama to stone. Sequoia Bookmatch is an extraordinary beautiful quartzite with vivid dark veining whilst Biblical Ivory and Biblical Dark Grey are hand distressed to give a deeply textural feel.
Lapicida is renowned for sourcing reclaimed stone from all over the world. Closer to home, our Genuine Antique British Reclaimed Geometric range includes Adams, Jones and Nash. These bespoke floors feature rare reclaimed sandstones that have been carefully hand-selected by our expert stonemasons for their exquisite colour and character.
New generation porcelain surfaces use high-definition production techniques to create incredibly realistic surfaces that have the appearance and detail of natural stone. Illusion Dark porcelain has all the colour, strata, fossil shells, veins and mineral nuances of natural limestone. Beaumonde Porcelain has the feel of limestone with warm beige tones and a honed or natural finish. Villasse Sand reproduces the realism of ancient limestones found in the castles of Southern France.
Wood has wonderful graining that has also been recreated using new-generation porcelains. Fusta Sapporo emulates the Japanese art of charring wood to preserve called Shou Sugi Ban. Ignis Rose is a wood effect porcelain tile with a unique textured finish featuring crackling detail, knots and nicks. Parque Brown is a porcelain tile in a classic parquet pattern with subtle nuances that mimic the various degrees of ageing larch wood.
EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES
If you would like more information regarding any Lapicida surface or wish to discuss which ones can achieve a naturally decorative look, call us on 01423 400 100 or contact us here.
BIBLICAL DARK GREY
Genuine Antique British Reclaimed Geometric Adams
Genuine Antique British Reclaimed Geometric Jones
Genuine Antique British Reclaimed Geometric Nash
ILLUSION DARK PORCELAIN