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, fireplaces and dead stock from stone masons’ yards…even fishmongers’ slabs.

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

Bathroom flooring running into a shower; polished surfaces may need to be honed to create grip.

Make a feature of the broken edge; pieces that are normally skipped can give a sculptural quality.

Stone mason on costs can be expensive try to work with the salvaged stone in its existing format and dimensions.

Consider patterns that minimise cutting eg. ladder strips that utilise one common dimension.