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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

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.

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.