Modern patio

Modern patio – enjoy the outside

Modern patio – design

In times when there is no space for garden it’s patio that rules. When it’s impossible for you to have the proper garden and you still have some space to arrange make it into patio and enjoy the outside. How to arrange the patio so it doesn’t feel crowded or overwhelming? How should the modern patio look like? First of all, try to keep it simple and spacious. Make the lines clean and straight to keep the appearance of space and comfort. Decide on the proper flooring. The best solution is to choose natural materials. In case of flooring this can be for example granite. You can choose from granite setts or be more modern and decide on granite slabs – which are more stylish. Another important thing to keep in mind is to keep it bright. If there is no natural light or the place is shadowed choose some additional light sources, standing lamp can be a great addition. Finally, remember to add natural touch to the patio. Put some plants in strategic places or spread some artificial grass to keep it green.

Modern patio – furniture

Modern patio wouldn’t do without modern furniture. Modern furniture should be made of natural materials. Wood is always a good choice since it makes places look warm and close to nature. Consequently, it has the calming and peaceful effect. The furniture should be in harmony with patio surroundings. Therefore, keep it simple and straight. Straight and clean lines make the space appear bigger than it really is. Use this effect to your advantage, especially when your patio space is limited. Good idea is to combine wooden furniture with natural stone elements. Think for example of setting wooden benches in the stone foundation. You save on space and get an eye-catching effect. Remember to always choose the same kind of furniture, don’t mix modern chairs with grandma’s table. Finally, add some subtle decorative elements to make the place alive. Think of nicely coloured pillows or creatively designed lanterns.

Tools for stone processing

Tools for stone processing

It is not only about the chisel – several words about tools for stone processing

The stone may remain untouched and be appreciated for its naturalness, while it decorates a meadow or a garden. However, many types of stones are subjected to processing and their shape and purpose are changed.

Tools for stone processing – types

Among tools for stone processing we can distinguish: Velcro polishing pads, grinding wheels for marble/granite, various diamond wheels, end milling cutters, machine and hand hole saws, profile cutters for centres and edge profilers, handles for Velcro polishing pads (soft and hard), tools for engraving on manually operated machines or other non-standard custom made tools.

Tools for stone processing – polishing

If we want to obtain a nice effect, the stone needs to be polished. Smooth surface often requires a long polishing process. This enables production of a good product, which is eligible for sale. Polishing is performed with such tools for stone processing as Velcro polishing pads. They operate on the principle of abrasive wheel attached to a drill. The drill set in motion causes the Velcro pad to move. The surfaces of the Velcro pad make the stone’s surface smooth. This technological process can be performed in both wet and dry conditions. The level of humidity depends on the type of stone and its susceptibility to processing.

Holes and tools for stone processing

Producing cuts and holes in stone is not a problem for a qualified craftsman. He can use special tools for stone processing such as milling cutters. Owing to their specificity it is possible to make holes and drillings in the stone, and at the same time to preserve its uniform structure. During such operation the stone doesn’t crack. This technology is an incredibly important solution during the creation of various complicated constructions or during installation of stone elements. It is not always possible to install the stone using the method of putting subsequent elements of stone on top of the other in order to attach the previous part.

Stone engraving

Making inscriptions on the stone also requires the use of tools for stone processing. This option is especially important in stonemasonry companies, which specialize in the production of headstones. Often times the clients, apart from traditional letters, order sketches or images, so it is very important to have access to appropriate tools. All headstones are made of stone and using chisel has become a thing of the past!

Kapustinskij granite

Kapustinskij granite

Kapustinskij granite – a choice for the brave

Kapustinskij granite is distinctive because of its intense, bold colour. It is black-red, most often with a dominance of red. It often has a hint of grey too. It sparkles when subjected to light and this brings out the multitude of colours. Because of its colour, it is very characteristic among other granites.

Kapustinskij granite  – vases

This stone is perfect for the production of vases. The original colour of this type of granite makes it an often choice for the production of decorative accessories for the interior. Granite seldom comes in such intense colours; therefore kapustinskij granite is very popular. It is often a choice of intent people, who like expressiveness and extravagance. It is a mistake to think that any product made of this stone will remain unnoticed! Vases made of this material are very popular and they provide a unique effect. Even a quiet interior will become bold and pronounced with merely a vase made of this granite! It is however important to bear in mind, that accessories made of this granite do not handle competition well, so if we decide to have a decorative element made of this granite, it is best to limit other, especially patterned accessories to the minimum. This way we will highlight the uniqueness of this stone. Beauty and elegance do not like to fight for our attention.

Kapustinskij granite – headstones

Almost each type of granite can be used in the stonemasons industry, precisely speaking in the production of headstones. Not many people however will choose kapustinskij granite, because, as stated earlier, it has an incredibly bold colour. Headstones are usually made of toned and classical stones in average colours. This however does not alter the fact, that there are also enthusiasts of such radical solutions. It will be undoubtedly easier to find a headstone made of such special colour and pattern between other uniformly coloured ones.

Kapustinskij granite – properties

Like every other granite, this variety too is resistant to wear and weight. It is neither brittle, nor sensitive to breaks. Besides, it is very resistant to big temperature amplitudes and to rain. This is why it is perfect for finishing of the house, for instance for building the stairs. It will be also perfect for courtyards, for building fences and driveways. Kapustinskij granite was originally mined in Ukraine.

material for flooring

Material for flooring

Perfect material for flooring

Kitchen is a place where we spend a lot of time. Stains aren’t an unlikely event. This is why the kitchen floor should be made of durable material that is at the same time easy to keep clean. Which one should you choose? We are presenting our suggestions below.

What is the best material for a kitchen floor?

Ceramic and stoneware tiles – are available in a wide range of colours. They are resistant to wear, their water absorption is low, and they are not stained easily. Besides, they are very robust and it is easy to keep them clean. Their perfectly smooth surface makes it difficult for the dirt to adhere, and it is also very easy to clean it off.

Terracotta and clinker – both materials look great on the floor but they are significantly less robust than ceramic tiles. They are quite susceptible to cracks and other damage. Despite these disadvantages, they are suitable for a practical, functional and easy to clean floor. Unfortunately they are quite cold, so underfloor heating is recommended.

Stone or conglomerate – stone is a very good choice because it is universal and timeless. Granite is best for flooring, because it is the hardest and most robust of all available stones. Other stones such as slate, limestone, sandstone or travertine can also be used, but they have to be impregnated prior to installation. Such treatment will prolong their durability and will make them resistant to stains and moisture. They will also wear off much slower. They are expensive, but they look really luxurious and elegant. An alternative solution are products made of granite-quartz conglomerate. They are robust and easy to clean and allow for creating a uniform surface with almost invisible welds. Unfortunately, stone floor is cold, so we recommend underfloor heating.

Wood – it might seem that wood is not suitable for kitchen floors. Nothing further from the truth! It will work best in an interior with traditional or rustic décor. It is “warm” and cushions falls effectively. It is best to use hard types of wood. Oak, beech, maple, sycamore, badi, merbau, doussie, and Brazilian cherry. The wood should be free of knots and discolorations, because only then it will be durable and easy to clean. The wood should be impregnated, because such treatment will make it resistant to wear, water and stains. One of the biggest advantages of wooden floor is that it can be renovated. First, impregnation agent has the be removed. Then the floor has to be polished and in the end it is covered with preservative agent again. Such treatments make wooden floor look perfect for many years.