Stone surfaces might not be something regular folks pay much attention to, but in the tile industry, it is a subject of much observation and study. How else could tile companies continually create new and exciting stone-inspired surfaces that inject much-needed visual texture to our spaces? Four new stone-inspired tile collections have just landed at riceLAB – Ragno Eterna, Imola Brixstone, Imola Sicily, and Florim Sensi, each with a distinct concept. With a bounty of variations in colour and texture, these versatile stone inspired tiles can be used for your walls or floors in any space to create a beautiful canvas for your furnishings. See for yourself in the 10 looks we’ve selected below!
The quiet colour scheme of this living space doesn’t mean bland interiors, thanks to the tonal variations of the Imola Sicily stone-inspired tiled flooring. The dash of turquoise in the art pieces enlivens the space.
The Imola Brixstone stone-inspired tiles owe its rugged appeal to the sedimentary limestone found in the Appalachian Mountains in North America. Used as living room flooring, its expressive pattern juxtaposes nicely with the smooth luxurious surfaces of the sofa and coffee table as pictured.
With inserts evocative of sea shells, the Ragno Eterna stone-inspired tile is fittingly showcased on this kitchen wall. The tiles’ CleanOut Anti-bacterial Protection feature integrated antimicrobial protection for perpetually hygienic surfaces.
Light thrown on the Florim Sensi tiles on the wall and counter of this kitchen reveals the textural quality and subtle details of the stone-inspired tiles. Conceptualised by architect Matteo Thun, Sensi celebrates the mineral properties of earth and captures its naturalistic texture and delicate colouration.
Besides showcasing the decorative patterns formed by the dark marble inserts of the Ragno Eterna Mix stone-inspired tiles, the use of the tiles on the lower half of the wall also grounds the airy space and adds visual texture for cosiness.
The use of Imola Brixstone stone-inspired tiles in this open-plan space shows how the rusticity of limestone can be integrated with contemporary furnishings and fittings. On the floor, the tiles create a seamless transition from bedroom to bathroom; the material also makes an appearance on the wall as a mosaic.
Sophisticated harmonious tones, and soft and subtle patterning are the hallmarks of the Florim Sensi stone-inspired tiles used on the walls and floor of this bathroom. Complementing its organic appeal are accessories in wood. The tiles’ natural shading is achieved with the innovative Casablend production process, which ensures that each tile is uniquely different.
Assertive wall and floor patterns balance out the pure forms of this minimalist bathroom. The Mix variants of the Ragno Eterna range feature darker marble inserts to create surfaces that are distinctive, yet not overpowering. There are three colour choices for Mix.
Through the Imola Sicily stone-inspired tiles on the floor of this rustic patio, one is transported to the sunny isle of Sicily, Italy. The tiles in this collection take after the ubiquitous soft sandstone of Sicily which can be seen in its most iconic buildings.
With their delicate natural colours and patterning evocative of sand and earth, the Florim Sensi stone-inspired tiles were devised to be simple, yet sophisticated. These qualities make the tiles a great choice for sprawling outdoor spaces such as this sleek and generously-sized pool deck.
Explore the tiles of the four new stone-inspired collections at riceLAB. Visits to riceLAB are strictly by appointment only and limited to eight people per group. We encourage guests to make their tile selections online at www.rice-fields. com before coming down to minimise their time spent at riceLAB. Make an appointment by emailing us here or by calling 6692 1199. riceLAB is at 213 Henderson Road 01.03 Singapore 159553. RICE is open from Mondays to Fridays 10am to 7pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 6pm.