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5 Reasons to Use Natural Stone

5 Reasons to Use Natural Stone

The use of natural stone on buildings and paving can be traced back to the beginning of civilization. No matter where you go, around the world you will find beautiful buildings and structures that are characterized by their use of natural stone.

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On the Surface: Choosing and Caring for Natural Stone Finishes

On the Surface: Choosing and Caring for Natural Stone Finishes

Kat Coleman, owner and principal of Long Beach, California-based Topkat Design Group, reminds clients that stone is a natural material so there needs be some tolerance. What some clients may view as imperfections in natural stone, Coleman calls “character.” “Nature is perfectly imperfect,” she reminds clients.

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Recreating a Quarry Wall Through a Lobby Installation at 100 Bishopsgate

Recreating a Quarry Wall Through a Lobby Installation at 100 Bishopsgate

100 Bishopsgate is a development of two mixed-used buildings in London’s financial district. On the walls of the ground floor and lobby, a wide range of Lasa White marble from Carrara, Italy was used to welcome visitors to the complex. All of the walls, specifically the lobby’s feature wall, were vein-matched to convey a solid look: a feat that took a lot of time and planning to achieve.

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