STS Stone commercial projects showed a significant growth in the fast year, we are excited to share some of the recently completed office spaces, hotels and lobbies. Commercial design briefs differ from residential in terms of scale, proportion and customisation – giving the creative license to create unique cuts, dramatic contrasts and magnificent detailing.
Our congratulations to Horizon Built for winning the Excellence in Housing Award from Master Builders Association for the extraordinary Darling Point Duplex overlooking Sydney Harbour. Fantastic work!
We are excited to be part of this one-of-a-kind project. Take a closer look at our Travertine Grigio Chiaro on the staircase, living room and balcony floors creating a uniform look and flow between the different outdoor and indoor spaces. The walls and floors in the bathroom featuring Terrazzo Capri add a touch of uniqueness. Outdoor the white glass mosaic tiles give the pool a classic fresh white summer look.
With the exclusive Darling Point location and striking views overlooking Sydney Harbour, this one of a kind house is taking full advantage of its surroundings. The duplex is divided into one 3-level apartment and one single level apartment, all planned and built with special attention to details. The design brief includes a specific request “Nothing straight, Nothing square, Nothing off the shelf” and it snows in every corner of this house.
Seaforth House, Architecture by MASQ Architecture
It’s time to give the outdoor some attention
Just before temperature drops and winter is officially here, Fall is the perfect time of the year for some easy outdoor living. Designers and architects often take advantage of Australia’s climate to create some amazing outdoors living. From outdoor kitchens to luxurious entertaining areas overlooking the water, the house becomes a part of its surrounding landscape
The unique shape of this twin house was defined by irregular site boundary and desire to relate to the urban streetscape around it, as well as engage with panoramic views of the Opera House perfectly framed by the Harbour Bridge. The contemporary and modern interiors celebrate materials and form with steel plate, painted recycled brick and natural stone.
Granite and limestone have both been used to design households for centuries. These stones both provide beauty for new homes and renovation. When it comes to choosing which stone best fits countertop designs, here’s an in depth comparison to help guide you on making a decision for your project:
STS STONE Managing Director Isaac Koren went to the biggest stone fair Marmomac that was held on September 26-29, 2018 in Verona, Italy.
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The golden rules of stone care, ensuring the longevity of your stones, can be summarised as follows:
Travertine is a beautiful natural stone material from the limestone family. It is made of soft calcium carbonate and is usually found in the form of deposits near bubbling warm or hot springs. When quarried by man the open holes are filled at the surface with either epoxy or travertine dust to offer a smooth closed finished look .
Everyone who specifies flooring products has to ensure that flooring surfaces do not pose a safety risk. In our case, we talk about slippery resistance that shows how slippery the floor is. Natural stone have to be tested due to the fact that the product is natural and has the significant variation of hardness and surface finishes which give different slip results.
Stephanie Henley (Principal/Co-Owner of Beasley & Henley Interior Design
What are the different types of Natural Stone?
Our range of natural stone tiles has been carefully selected to meet current design trends as well as providing plenty of unique options. Our products are available in a large range of colours, finishes and sizes suitable for use in any room of the home, both indoors and outdoors.
The cobbles provide a vast array of options in colour, stone type and texture providing great design flexibility for residential and commercial garden designs. Cobblestones are ideal for driveways and high traffic areas, their textured finish gives traction on steep surfaces and their colour variation is incredibly forgiving in terms of marks and staining. Furthermore, their small size makes them great for dealing with curves in design. Almost all of our cobblestones come with a matching natural stone tile or paver allowing design continuity by using the same natural stone throughout the project, making them a great way to add texture to a space without compromising on the existing colour palette.
Natural stone is the perfect choice to add a luxurious element to your property. To ensure that your surfaces retain a beautiful and pristine appearance and last for years to come it is essential that you apply an effective sealant. This applies to whatever type of natural tile you choose.
STS STONE Managing Director Isaac Koren went to the 17 th Xiamen International Stone Fair in China, which is the largest stone exhibition in the world. Sellers of stone from more than 54 countries came to showcase their latest products, designs, technology, equipment and the latest in global trends. Attending exhibitions like this ensures we can offer our customers fresh, new and modern natural stone products.
Natural stone doesn’t require a lot of upkeep and the sealing will help prevent stains, however here are some general recommendations to keep your stone in excellent condition: