Six Projects with Rocking Stone Flooring | Yellowtrace

 

Floors aren’t always the first thing that springs to mind when it comes to bold gestures in design. Often, simple timber or polished concrete paves the way (literally) for other elements to shine. But floors are often a crucial factor in the overall effect of any given interior, although not often treated as the hero. Done right, however, a statement floor can be the focus of any space, from restaurants to retail to residential living rooms.

We think stone floors are particularly special, bringing weight and character in their material diversity. From jagged terrazzo to marble and quartz, here are six projects with rocking stone floors.

Enjoy!

 

Terrazzo Marble Dreams: Apartment in Lithuania by DO Architects | Yellowtrace

Terrazzo Marble Dreams: Apartment in Lithuania by DO Architects | Yellowtrace

Terrazzo Marble Dreams: Apartment in Lithuania by DO Architects | Yellowtrace

Terrazzo Marble Dreams: Apartment in Lithuania by DO Architects | Yellowtrace
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Terrazzo marble apartment in Lithuania by DO Architects // The custom terrazzo floor is what keeps this Lisbon apartment from being just another contemporary, monochrome residence – inoffensive, but not particularly exciting. Large scale marble, granite, and travertine pieces are held in place by white concrete, creating a unique surface of varying shapes, colours, and edges. The floor enhances every other detail present in the living room.

Read more about this project here.

 

CAMILLA AND MARC Flagship at Bondi Junction by Akin Atelier | Yellowtrace

CAMILLA AND MARC Flagship at Bondi Junction by Akin Atelier | Yellowtrace

CAMILLA AND MARC Flagship at Bondi Junction by Akin Atelier | Yellowtrace
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Camilla and Marc flagship by Akin Atelier // The Camilla and Marc store in Sydney’s Westfield Bondi Junction sells clothes, but it’s also a great advertisement for Akin Atelier. The tiled floor presents tremendous textural diversity, incorporating custom Palladiana terrazzo tiling in Classic Travertine, Smeraldo Quartz, and Volajas, bordered by custom stained herringbone timber flooring. Almost too pretty for shoppers to walk all over.

Read more about this project here.

 

Lapa Apartment by Studio Gameiro Interiors Residential in Portugal, Lisbon | Yellowtrace

Lapa Apartment by Studio Gameiro Interiors Residential in Portugal, Lisbon | Yellowtrace

Lapa Apartment by Studio Gameiro Interiors Residential in Portugal, Lisbon | Yellowtrace

Lapa Apartment by Studio Gameiro Interiors Residential in Portugal, Lisbon | Yellowtrace

Lapa Apartment by Studio Gameiro Interiors Residential in Portugal, Lisbon | Yellowtrace

Lapa Apartment by Studio Gameiro Interiors Residential in Portugal, Lisbon | Yellowtrace
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Lisbon apartment by // This apartment in Lisbon is divided into two separate ‘zones’, one housing bedrooms and the other with living and dining, meant for entertaining. The latter has an appropriately fun-loving custom concrete floor, inlaid with slim blocks of grey, white, and pink marble. The stones are arranged in an intentionally sporadic manner, intended to reference Mediterranean terraces, which are typically paved over with offcuts of marble. Genius!

 

Lapa Apartment by Studio Gameiro Interiors Residential in Portugal, Lisbon | Yellowtrace

Lapa Apartment by Studio Gameiro Interiors Residential in Portugal, Lisbon | Yellowtrace

Lapa Apartment by Studio Gameiro Interiors Residential in Portugal, Lisbon | Yellowtrace

Lapa Apartment by Studio Gameiro Interiors Residential in Portugal, Lisbon | Yellowtrace

Lapa Apartment by Studio Gameiro Interiors Residential in Portugal, Lisbon | Yellowtrace
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LA Poke by // The California poolside aesthetic of this Berlin poke restaurant was inspired by the 1967 David Hockney film ‘A Bigger Splash’. Along with bright tubular furniture and pastel walls, the uneven patio-style stone floor is meant to represent Hockney’s pool. The dense paving mirrors the eatery’s black and white terrazzo tabletops.

 

Cookers Restaurant in Moscow by VETER DESIGN | Yellowtrace

Cookers Restaurant in Moscow by VETER DESIGN | Yellowtrace

Cookers Restaurant in Moscow by VETER DESIGN | Yellowtrace
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Cookers Café in Moscow by Veter Design // This millennial-friendly café in the heart of Moscow has a marble breccia floor designed to look like an icy lake cracking as Spring settles in. The design is so Instagram friendly that some patrons have taken to uploading top-down photos of the floor with the hashtag .

Read more about this project here.

 

Polychrome House in Cronulla, Sydney by Amber Road | Yellowtrace

Polychrome House in Cronulla, Sydney by Amber Road | Yellowtrace

Polychrome House in Cronulla, Sydney by Amber Road | Yellowtrace

Polychrome House in Cronulla, Sydney by Amber Road | Yellowtrace

Polychrome House in Cronulla, Sydney by Amber Road | Yellowtrace
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Polychrome House in Sydney by Amber Road // Sydney-based Amber Road retained a distinctive pop-art aesthetic when transforming a 1960’s house in Cronulla, with primary colours and bold shapes. A crazy black and white paved floor somehow works with the other prominent design features, tying together the indoor and outdoor ground floor spaces.

Read more about this project here.

 


[Images courtesy of the designers. Photography credits as noted.]

 

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