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Floors : Limestone & other stone

Limestone, whilst generally avoided for outside use, was used for paved floors, sometimes combined with Belgian black marble in chequer patterns, octagons or dots (diamonds). Swedish limestone, in a grey and red chequer pattern was sometimes used for high quality work in the 17th and 18th century but was superseded by marble. Purbeck and Portland Stone were popular choices.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Floors : Limestone & other stone
Grimbald Crag Close Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HG5 8PJ
Tel 01423 400 200
Lapicida is renown as a specialist importer, supplier and retailer of luxury natural stone floors. We bring together everything from the world’s best marble and highest quality limestone tiles to luxury antique reclaimed stone tiles. Whether you long for beautiful bathroom wall tiles or spectacular designer kitchen floor tiles, we can help create and tailor dynamic interior and exterior designs using 100% natural materials. Visit a Lapicida showroom today – Harrogate in North Yorkshire or Marylebone, London or Cobham, Surrey if you’re in the South of England.
Lovell Stone Group Ltd
Downs Quarry Kingston Road Langton Matravers Swanage Dorset BH19 3JP
Tel 01929 439255 Fax 01929 439324
Lovell Stone Group Limited is a leading quarry master, processor and supplier of British stone products. Our main processing works is on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset where the company processes and supplies a wide range of English limestone products to include building and walling stone, flooring and paving, monumental and architectural masonry. Lovell operates a number of different quarries including Chicksgrove / Chilmark in Wiltshire, Blue and White Lias in Somerset, Hurdcott Greenstone in Wiltshire and a series of Purbeck Quarries in Dorset. We also process other English limestone's including Portland, Ancaster, Lincolnshire and Bath. The individual website addresses for each quarry are,, & .
Johnsons Wellfield Quarries, Telephone 01484 652311 Website:
Stone Age, London Showroom Unit 3 Parsons Green Depot Parsons Green Lane London SW6 4HH Telephone 020 7384 9090 Fax 020 7384 9099 Website:
Tetbury Stone, Telephone 01225 836 149 Website: