The use of reclaimed stone in haute design plans has been with us for some time now. In fact, in this space we have spent quite a bit of time on the topic. A few years down the road and the idea is as strong as ever, but perhaps with a few tweaks. Let’s take a look at the slightly different approach that Reclaimed Stone Finishes offer.

Champignon in French Quarter

Champignon in French Quarter

Many years ago, a good friend and mentor, Mr. Mario Adriani, began importing reclaimed limestone from French rural settings. What a great story there was to be told. Whether the source was a French farmhouse, a Spanish cobblestoned plaza, or a Middle Eastern home, the repurposed aspect paired neatly with design elegance to create a perfect storm of demand. There was, however, truth be told, the occasional budget and time constraint. It is not the simplest and most cost effective proposition to remove stone from an overseas location and then process, clean, refinish, repack, and ship the product.

Walnut in French Quarter

Walnut in French Quarter

Fast forward to Fall 2015, and you discover that technology and craftsmanship have combined to change the equation in the favor of the design team. Simply put, a recently quarried piece of natural stone can be cut and finished in such a way as to provide the essential look and feel of a reclaimed item. In this arena Materials Marketing has few peers. In the images above are two travertines – Champignon & Walnut – in the distressed visual that the French Quarter finish presents.

Primavera in

Primavera in Suede

In conclusion, Materials Marketing has ten showrooms around the United States. There you can find the most complete information on all the stone colors, sizes, and finishes that are available to help you create the perfect reclaimed stone visual through the clever utilization of finishes. BTW…order the new and uniquely inspirational stone and tile catalog here. Thanks for reading.