Everything you need to know about Yorkshire’s leading specialist in tiles and stone, Lapicida
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A Yorkshire company with an international reputation, Lapicida work with top architects and designers as well as individual customers all over the world.
The tile and stone specialist operates from an extraordinary three-acre showroom, garden and workshop complex in Knaresborough. The perfect place to seek inspiration, the showroom displays hundreds of products, indoors and out whilst their workshops house traditional artisan stonemasons, working alongside technicians who operate the most advanced scanning and automated stone-working equipment in Europe. It is this combination of traditional stonemasonry and state-of-the-art product which sets Lapicida apart, enabling them to offer both natural stone products and porcelain and ceramic tiles for virtually any situation and a very wide range of budgets.
Lapicida’s 2020 collection of porcelain and ceramics speaks to several of this year’s key looks. Decorative detailing is seen everywhere from the high street to designer interiors. Reflecting this, new decorative murals provide a riot of colour and illustrative detail, in panels that can be used in multiples to cover larger areas. A natural for shower rooms and bathrooms, they create strong design features which can be highly effective in smaller spaces such as cloakrooms and guest bathrooms.
Lapicida’s new Toucan Ocre Décor ceramic tiles are spectacular when used for the backdrop wall in a walk-in shower but are equally impressive when used as a piece of art in a hallway or living room. Designed to be used in a mural format, the tiles feature a vibrant display of exotic animals and plant life, including toucans and spider monkeys.
For those seeking plainer, warm toned walls and floors, Lapicida’s greys, pinks and cream, and even their gently antiqued tiles, are perfect for achieving a cool, sophisticated look. Inspired by the aesthetics of classical plasterwork, gently faded by the passage of time, Faded Opulence Boiserie has a subtle painted panel effect, adding a soft modern touch to both small and large spaces.
It has always been incredibly popular to bring natural materials into the home: think marble, stone, metal or timber to get the latest designer looks in your hallway, bathrooms, kitchen or living room. However, the practicalities of using natural materials can sometimes be challenging in terms of access, weight and fixing. For this reason, Lapicida offer brilliant ‘get the look’ alternatives. Lightweight but exceptionally durable, many can be used on both walls and floors and some can even be used outside. Prices are extremely reasonable too, letting decorating budgets stretch further.
For instance, the new ‘Chianti’ porcelain collection is designed to replicate the authentic look and feel of oak, bringing warmth and character to any space. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor floors and walls, it comes in textured planks and is available in four colourways which offer all the complex colour gradations of natural wood. Similarly, their beautiful, award-winning Antique Marble Porcelain combines the authentic look and feel of natural marble and offers six different marble effects: Nero Marquina, Grigio, Calacatta Oro, Macchia Vecchia, Arabescato and Bianco Carrara. There are also two marble-effect mosaics, 3 Dimensional and Basketweave. Finally, Lapicida’s amazing ‘Bluetta’ porcelain offers a truly authentic alternative to bookmatched marble, making it a far simpler, less expensive way to bring this key trend into the home.
Lapicida offer a unique range of natural stones, porcelains and ceramic tiles, together with bespoke design and manufacturing services. Please call 01423 400 100 for showroom appointments and opening times or visit Lapicida.com.
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Lapicida, St James Park, Knaresborough HG5 8PJ
t: 01423 400 100