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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. 

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.

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.