Florim Stone

"Nature meets technological innovation, signalling the arrival of Florim stone, porcelain stoneware that evolves to explore new applications." - Florim Stone       

Florim stone can be used for worktops, sinks, bathrooms, bedrooms, doors and furniture. It's a very versatile stone. The stoneware slabs are available in three thicknesses - 6mm, 12mm and 20mm.

Florim have fifty years of experience so you're guaranteed quality and attention to detail. Porcelain worktops are made up of various moods, you have the marble, colour, metal, cement, wood and stone.

For more information on Florim Stone or for an enquiry don't hesitate to contact us

A work in progress

Opening in 2017, the team behind PietraCasa haven busy preparing the new tile studio. Work has began to transform half our warehouse (based at Unit 15 Branksome Business Park, Bourne Valley Road, Poole BH12 1DW, United Kingdom) into a contemporary showroom of our stunning, large format porcelain tiles as well as other elements, such as a bespoke Vero Design fireplace from Belgium, to showcase both the products and possibilities of porcelain. The space is opening in June, but clients and architects are welcome to arrange an appointment before then to see our collection of high quality luxury porcelain tiles; for all updates follow our Instagram

As well as our design space taking shape, we have also been working on a large contemporary 5-bedroom house in Hampshire. The bathroom showcases the luxury large format porcelain tiles from the Florim group. The bespoke bathtub has been clad in vein matched Statuario porcelain, with mitred edges and a Blum push pull drawer. The Casa Dolce Casa grey wooden porcelain planks for flooring add texture, as well as some variation of material. 

For more information on PietraCasa's extensive range of high quality porcelain tiles, recent projects or information on the large format porcelain tiles, please contact one of our sales and design team in Poole. 

REX: definition of luxury porcelain

REX is a luxury brand within the Florim group responsible for elegant tiles to be used in the most exclusive residential and commercial projects. With a beautiful selection of noble finishes and sophisticated patterns you can create an elegant space full of character and vibrancy. 

Ardoise is a fresh tile with a natural texture and a great amount of grip; ideal for external and wet areas such as swimming pools. The tile comes in six colours: Ivoire, Gris, Plomb, Blanc, Ecrù and Noir, which all have various patterns to create a luxurious, overall finish. 

The tile has been used in many projects, one of them being the SNEF Sports Centre in Erba. The clients brief included the requirement for natural elements in their spa. By using the Ardoise collection in various sizes gives more interest to the eye, ranging from the 80 x 80cm tile to small tile mosaics. A second featured project, pictured, demonstrates the beautiful use of ceramic marble, contrasting with wood effect tiles.

Elegant Keope Ceramiche tiles

PietraCasa are UK stockists and dealers of Keope Ceramiche porcelain tiles. Keope offer elegant, luxury and unique porcelain stoneware for interior and exterior spaces. The contemporary range of porcelain ceramic tiles can be used for floor or wall coverings to create a modern contemporary look. With production based in the heart of Italy, Keope have strong belief in their finishing touches being to the highest standards based on technical advances coupled with a long history of porcelain manufacture. 

Although Keope focus their tiles on interior spaces, their tiles can also be used for exterior use such as cladding or swimming pools. This means porcelain tiles become of greater interest to various architecture and design professional and private clients. Increasingly common within contemporary homes is the desire to run tiles seamlessly through the interior to the exterior. This harmonious approach to floor coverings creates an elegant, seamless look and forms the look of a open living area instead division. 

From a soft, neutral wood effect to a textured solid concrete effect, Keope manufacture many types of gorgeous, luxury porcelain tiles in 10mm, 20mm and 30mm. Much like other high-end brands Keope keep to a neutral, timeless palette of colours, resulting in the wood effect tiles to look beautiful and natural, as well as having a great amount of texture and character. Technical elements allow staircases, swimming pools and external features to be finished in porcelain.

Keope's most recent collection 'Elements' is an comprehensive collection of standard and large format porcelain tiles. 'Elements Lux' for example is a collection of marble effect porcelain that is breathtaking. Developers and builders looking for a competitive low-cost volume porcelain tile, should consider the 'Code' collection, which is Keope's take on natural stone in a variety of tones for a luxury feel. 'Prime' and 'Soul' are a couple of wood effect porcelain plank collections. Along with PietraCasa's collection of luxury porcelain tiles, Keope offer many options for whichever style you require. PietraCasa are UK suppliers of luxury ceramic porcelain tiles working with the worlds leading tile manufacturers of Italian porcelain stoneware floor and wall tiles. 

For more information on PietraCasa and other materials we supply please contact PietraCasa. 

Vaselli - Art of Stone

Vaselli are an Italian stone company that design and tailor make the most beautiful stone kitchens, worktops, bathroom units and furniture out of refined noble materials. The artisans passion for shape, material, structure, lines and volumes to create the best sculpture possible for it’s designed function. 

Clients choose Vaselli to express creativity and personality through a piece of stone for an interior. The company believe ‘stone is alive and transforms itself slowly and continually.’ Which is exactly what the stone does; converts into a glorious piece of solid artwork, to make an instant statement. 

Vaselli face many challenges when transforming a block of stone, as a piece can be very different on the inside. Every Vaselli item is different from the previous. The experienced team behind Vaselli, who have overcome complications associated with stone fabrication, deliver a professional, luxury piece of crafted stone that is original and unique. The stone cutters themselves work extremely hard on small details, which guarantees the highest quality in 100% stone. Clients or architects looking to specify a true stone kitchen are invited to contact PietraCasa on 01202 618155 or talk to our design partners at Abitalia South Coast - exclusive collaborators with Vaselli in the UK.

Casa Dolce Casa tiles in the UK

PietraCasa are UK suppliers of Casa Dolce Casa porcelain tiles. Casa Dolce Casa is an Italian brand within the Florim group of porcelain tiles who manufacture tiles for bathrooms, kitchens, living and bedrooms. The contemporary brand focuses on the neutral warm palette, to create beautiful, luxury looking interiors. Their tiles are very simple yet beautifully effective, with the potential to create an impact, being contemporary but with a traditional sense. The finishes and type of tile can vary from; textured, natural or polished, marble, stone, wood effect, for both  interior and exterior - creating a seamless transition between spaces. Our favourite tile being the Calacatta natural porcelain tile, this tile can enhance a floor or kitchen especially when used as a splash back or kitchen worktop.

Founded in 1994, Casa Dolce Casa made sure every small detail was professional and met high-end standards. Later in 2005 the brand merged with Florim and even to this day manages to offer luxury and great, unique, natural touches whether that be the pattern of the marble or the texture of the tiles. Their collection of wood effect tiles are also really creative and give a sense of bringing the outdoors indoors and injecting a bold natural texture to a room. It was this reason, the authentic representation of wood with all of its nuances, that PietraCasa choose Florim Casa Dolce Casa as it's tile supplier. 

Stones & More is another collection like the Wooden tile CDC collection, which offers 5 different surfaces, 10 colours and many thicknesses and sizes to choose from. The Calacatta natural finish is part of this collection, along with other popular tiles within Casa Dolce Casa such as the Zecevo tile. The Zecevo is a gorgeous beige tile with a rich, grey marble finish embedded to give an illusion of movement. On close inspection the detail is incredible, with fractures and layers of colour presented in a convincing representation of marble.

UK dealers of Montolit large format tiling tools

PietraCasa are UK dealers of Brevetti Montolit large format tiling tools. Montolit is one of the world’s leading companies in the design, production and sales of various lines of electric and manual machines for working stone and porcelain.

Starting in 1946, the Italian brand Montolit developed basic machines for cutting materials such as marble and granite. Through ingenious designs, perfect execution, high quality manufacturing and long life of its products won several international awards and gained a solid reputation for excellent stone and tile tools.

Professional tilers based in the south west of England are invited to contact PietraCasa for trade supply of tiling cutters, table saws and related accessories. Montolit manufacture exceptional tools for large format porcelain, suited for site work. PietraCasa our proud to collaborate with excellent Italian brands such as Montolit.

 

 

Decormarmi - Kreoo

Kreoo is a brand within 'Decormarmi' purely dedicated to living, bathroom and covering. The brand rejuvenates the company to give a new outlook on marble and stone tiles, which is the next move in a 50 year tradition of marble design.  Kreoo is full of creativity and experimental ideas which is ironic; the word Kreoo has a precise reference to the greek verb 'kranio' which means "to create". This unique brand combines marble with many types of materials; such as wood, Murano glass and metals. The materials are then used for all sorts of compositions for various functions. 

Above is a perfect example of combining marble with wood and metal; Kreoo Pavé Drink from the living collection. This chair is sleek and modern, suitable for indoor and outdoor. The marble base adds a smooth solid texture juxtaposing against the rough sided ash wood top. 

Ducale is a fine collection for wall and floor coverings. Inspired by Venetian palaces the 4 tiles: Baguette, Etoile, Carrè and Pois, were all created including either Murano glass, brass or semiprecious stone. 

The company proposes a wide collection; flexible systems declined in high seduction pieces that in some cases become icon of the brand itself. "Our technology really sets us apart," says Davani, "We 'rough cut' each sitem by machine, then our designers finalise each piece by hand. It is essential for us to retain the human element, that creative intuition a designer has when working with each individual piece. We put our love and passion into every piece we produce It comes from over 5 generations of experience working with stone."

PietraCasa work with luxury stone masons and manufacturers to create completely bespoke and breathtaking homes. Kreoo have completed some of the most beautiful stone projects in the world. Contact PietraCasa for more information concerning UK projects.

Origins of Carrara

Carrara marble is a high-quality type of white or blue-grey marble, a metamorphic rock made from microscopic calcium carbonate crystals. Carrara is very popular for use in sculpture, building and interiors. 190 million years ago big parts of north Tuscany were flooded which meant lime sediment decomposed on the sea floor eventually forming the Carrara marble. This beautiful, modern looking material was then quarried in Italy and produced more marble than any other place on earth which is extraordinary.

This type of marble has been used since Ancient Rome which is why most of the extraordinary buildings there are made of this precious stone, for example The Pantheon and the Column of Marcus Aurelius. Since then this stunning material has been used all over the world for sculptures such, as the Marble Arch in London, the First Canadian Palace in Canada and the Akshardham in India. 

The marble made such a high impact in the architectural world, PietraCasa use this strong material in large format tiles for floors, walls and kitchen worktops. Carrara marble is also ideal for staircases as the elegant marble effect instantly gives a home a beautiful contemporary look. For more information about the various marble finishes PietraCasa supplies, contact PietraCasa here.

 

 

 

 

REX - the elegance of porcelain

‘Rex, a sophisticated and elegant high end brand of which use the most precious natural materials. Choosing Rex means choosing elegance, luxury, glamour and sensuality.’

Each individual brand Florim has created have unique personalities and depending on the type of mood/finish you're looking for; you're able to bring your walls and flooring to life. Which is the reason were so passionate about Rex, because of how it’s inspired by nature, the brand is able to take a timeless natural element and design coordinating floor and wall coverings in a gorgeous pure material. 

In 1980 Rex Ceramiche Artistiche became the leader in home flooring as it was one of the first ceramic factories to produce beautifully glazed porcelain tiles. Italy now have many large-scale production companies of porcelain tiles as the material is becoming more popular in the interior industry. Timber, stone, marble and ivory instantly create organic and wholesome vibes, and by bringing the outdoors indoors is a innovative way to bring uniqueness into a personal space. The latest trends are exemplary for all interiors, residential, collective, in hotels, restaurants, stores and wellness centres. We believe Rex is the chosen brand for customers who are excessively daring as well as customers who prefer small hints of luxury with glamour and sensuality.