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Re-use in Action: STONE

Stone is a finite and hard won natural resource. With its distinctive geographical personality it offers a durable surface and textured palette.

Over the years Retrouvius has saved stones from diverse buildings; entire concourse floors, office foyers, fire- places and dead stock from stone masons' yards...even fishmongers' slabs.

#4503 PURBECK LIMESTONE SLABS £245+vat each further details... 
#4502 SHELL LIMESTONE SLAB £295+vat each further details... 
#3034 ASSORTED MARBLE SHELVES from £150+vat each further details... 
Various veined brown marble pieces from £145+vat each further details... 

Make a feature of the broken edge; pieces that are normally skipped can give a sculptural quality. Here we used an old Italian onyx, Alabastro Fiorito. The end cut would normally be considered waste but here it brings character to a splash back.

Stonemason on costs can be expensive. Try to work with the salvaged stone in its existing format and dimensions. Consider patterns that minimise cutting - ladder strips are efficient and utilise one common dimension.

Stone used as bathroom flooring running into a shower may need to be honed to create grip - polished surfaces may be problematic. Likewise, think about entrance spaces and wet and muddy footwear.

Inlay decorative elements like Georgian bullseyes or architectural fragments with less precious slab material. 

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