A proud group of fabricators showing off their latest masterpiece, a serpentine shaped island out of beautiful, natural quartzite stone. To create the masterwork, we first digitized the 3 individual shapes that make up the island. We then photographed the slabs and merged the shapes or templates where they would look best on the stone.
This is a special Park Industries system called the Pathfinder, which gives us the capability to digitally lay out your project before the stone is cut. This system is especially useful with multiple seams when the length requires several slabs.
Imagine graceful curves of solid stone slabs in your own home or business application!
The walls have been installed for this magnificent new shower, mentioned in a previous post. Form meets function and the results are outstanding!
We have the product and we have the know-how.
When one of the top architects in Austin comes together with a top builder on a very challenging project, they look to Architectural Tile & Stone. They need not only expertise and experience with similar projects, but also the finest Italian import slabs available.
Earlier this week, we successfully “lifted” and set in place this large, 4’x8’ slab of magnificent Calacatta Gold. As this will be a steam shower, we placed the slab at a slight slope to avoid the formation of “cold rain” drops.
Being the only (Marble Institute of America) accredited shop in Austin gives the client the confidence that we are capable, as does the builder’s previous experience with ATS installing a slab marble ceiling. The previous project was one we are very proud of, and it was on the AIA (American Institute of Architects) tour this past fall of 2011.
Keep track of this blog for the installation of the walls. They are 10 feet tall!!
Start with a slab
Solid slab stone is highly desirable for countertops both as a creative focal point to build around and with the functionality of a solid surface without grout lines. Consider our Italian imports such as Calacatta Gold, Dolce Vita, Gran Fossil, or Pietra Del Cardosa. We have many options for you to choose from!
Build a design
There is a wide and exciting variety of stone available now for countertops, and an even larger selection available for backsplash, floor and wall tile in the forms of natural stone, glass, ceramic, porcelain, metal, etcetera. Choose your countertop material first as the focal point of your kitchen and build the supporting design around your selection. Your slab should be considered the star of the show, with the sustaining elements built to maximize the pop while harmonizing an overall design.
Suggestion by Laura
Our creative consultants specialize in helping clients turn ideas into reality. With the volume of styles, forms, colors and materials available, selections and design possibilities can be almost overwhelming. Whether it’s a new construction project or a remodel, our consultants will delight in helping you design the ideal solution for your space. Peace of mind and the pleasure of sustainable, dynamic results… a winning combination!
Suggestion by Stephanie