At Landford Stone we’re lucky enough to work on some truly breath-taking projects in properties across the South-West. There is no greater joy for us than the reward of seeing the highest quality natural stone taking pride of place in beautiful properties.
Natural stone is much more than simply a ‘worktop’ or ‘flooring’ material, it is, to us, a ‘natural masterpiece’, a geological work of art that not only brings the outside world indoors but brings with it both character and charm. Each individual natural stone slab is unique in its patterning and colouring, which is why we encourage all our private customers to visit our yard to hand-select the slab that is perfect for their project.
We’re thrilled to be able to showcase a recent project, completed at the end of 2017, at a magnificent Chandler’s Ford home. The incorporation of a trio of natural stone materials – granite, limestone and marble, has really delivered both an air of sophistication and wow-factor in this impressive home.
This particular project not only involved a full kitchen worktop installation with striking limestone flooring but also an absolutely jaw-dropping marble entrance hall, staircase and first floor landing.
Arabescato Corchia Marble Entrance Hall
The marble we used for this stunning staircase is Arabescato Corchia, originating from Italy. Arabescato is a white marble with striking grey veins that certainly add a touch of luxury to any project! The individual tiles for this project were pre-cut in Italy from matching slabs, transferred over to their new British home and painstakingly fitted by our expert flooring team. The Arabescato Corchia is complemented by a contrasting Nero Marquina, dark marble inset/border (originating from Spain). The bespoke treads and risers were manufactured at Landford Stone’s factory.
Marble is a winning material when it comes to elegant flooring. It has been used for thousands of years, from Ancient Egypt to Ancient Rome and Constantinople.
Marble is of course a higher priced natural stone which conveys an air of grandeur. It is incredibly hard wearing and represents an investment, contributing to the resale value of your property.
Granite and Limestone in a bright modern kitchen
Kinawa White Granite and Baobab Ebony Limestone Kitchen
This stunning kitchen features our 30mm Kinawa White granite worktops with pencil edge detailing, as well as a bespoke shaped granite kitchen island with incorporated breakfast bar /sitting area. Kinawa White granite has been hugely popular over the last 5 years and it is easy to see why!
One of our most popular light granite materials, Kinawa, features beautiful grey patterning throughout and looks equally brilliant in both modern and traditional kitchens – this versatility is definitely a contributing factor in its popularity.
In this kitchen we also installed a large up-stand behind the work surfaces that runs seamlessly into a windowsill. This added feature of an incorporated windowsill or shelf is a very popular detail and a fantastic way of showing off a bit more of your natural stone.
The kitchen flooring is 10mm thick Baobab Ebony limestone tiles, supplied by our major flooring partner Ca’ Pietra and installed by our experienced flooring team.