Another blog entry and another fantastic Dijon limestone floor!
Mr Lomas and family have long been a customer of MyStoneFloor.com and when Lomas Junior decided to build his own farmhouse there was only one showroom in Leicestershire he would visit for his natural stone flooring. It didn’t take James long to spot the Dijon limestone… A great choice, maybe in another life he may have been an interior designer rather than a farmer!
James wasn’t quite sure what size tile would accommodate his room size the best. We suggested a 500xFL. The ‘FL’ dictates a ‘Free Length’ size which basically means each tile has the same width (the 500mm part) and then the ‘Free Lengths’ are specified at source to range from 600mm to 1000mm for the Dijon Limestone tiles.
When in a tumbled finish these large tiles are essentially ‘Flagstones’. Traditionally flagstones are large, thick slabs of stone laid on floors. With modern building techniques and specified substrates employed in the modern world there is no longer any need for 40 or 50mm thick tiles, and the Dijon sits at a 15mm thickness making it perfect for underfloor heating… the heat doesn’t take too long to transfer through the tiles but it will also retain the heat for a while after the underfloor heating has switched off. However, there is no sacrifice on size and you can still achieve the flagstone look with your fixed width but variable lengths (usually a selection of 3-5 varying lengths per order) which just gives a nice, balancedvariation over an open area.
The thinner stone also makes the stone more environmentally friendly as we can fit almost triple the amount of stone onto our shipments. And YES, this also SAVES YOU money too! A win-win situation…
So I finally decided to invest in a wide angle lens… it certainly does make the world of difference to see the entire width of a room. These Dijon flagstone tiles fit the dimensions perfectly and certainly help keep this room light and airy!
So I often get asked about the variation within the Dijon limestone flooring… I think this large open area really give a good indication of the gentle tonal variation to be expected with these limestone floor tiles.
A close up of the Dijon limestone showing some of its mottled detailing. The close up really lets you see how big some of the flagstone tiles can be… we love more stone and less grout at MyStoneFloor.com
I often get asked how free length limestone tiles look laid vertically instead of horizontally. I think you’ll agree that they look great laid this way too… I will admit though, if I was to lay them in my house, I’d lay them horizontally across the room.