Natural stone pavers have been used in streets and flooring for centuries. Even the most modern designers, however, want to express a sense of continuity and respect for architectural tradition in their buildings and landscapes. Travertine, marble, limestone and lava stone (or basalt) pavers help them do this. These strong materials are versatile enough to use as driveway pavers, countertops and dramatic water installations. It’s no wonder that ancient stone pavers have become today’s hottest home fashion trend.
Indoor installation may include setting slabs as flooring or using thinner veneers in sinks, countertops and bath areas. Basalt adds lovely, understated neutrals to color schemes. Myriad shades and blends exist naturally in beautiful marble, limestone or travertine. Designers can choose from blue-grays to roses, reds, apricots and cream colors. Limestone’s soft solids, marble’s elegant veins and travertine’s mottled textures lend variety and interest to pavers.
Stone Pavers in the French Pattern
As flooring, stone tiles are often set in the French pattern. This time-honored pattern incorporates several sizes of tile that, when set uniformly, create a random design dictated by the stone’s inherent color density. This charming tile configuration can enhance spacious or enclosed areas, and is available in a wide selection of complementary colors. It is versatile enough to be dressed up or down in haute style or country rustic.
Architects and interior designers who are interested in creating custom installations can work with an importer to order the correct colors and amounts of slabs, tiles or veneers. The professionals at Gothicstone can supply top-quality travertine, marble, limestone or basalt for any type of building or remodeling project.