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A tough floor is beautiful, but which tile do you choose…..?

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Anyone considering a tough floor for his or her project that is easy to maintain, but at the same time looking for a product with a pure look and feel, soon comes to the Dutch, handmade, flooring brand RAW Stones.

Those among us who already have experience with RAW Stones will agree that these floors adapt perfectly to their environment, are only 1 cm thick, wear-resistant and easy to clean. If you have no experience with RAW Stones flooring yet, it is still helpful to know which type of RAW Stones flooring is best for you. Therefore, the types of most applications briefly listed:

The word says it all, "Abbey" or "abbey" reminds you of the old abbeys, where Burgundy dalliances graced many an abbey. And that's exactly how RAW Stones' designers intended it to be. A powerful-looking tile in a modern look, hard-wearing and laid in a random pattern, exactly as these floors were processed in days gone by, but with the conveniences of today. Abbeys are generally used in living rooms, kitchens, entryways and bathrooms.

Abbey XXL:
A larger tile, and thus fewer joints, makes the room appear larger since more depth and width are optically created. Abbey XXL flooring is generally used in living rooms, often combined with open kitchen and entryway.

For both the Abbey as well as XXL, they can be used in basically any room and furnishing, and not only a country setting, but certainly also in a sleek design, this tile adapts perfectly.

It speaks for itself, the Waaljes of RAW Stones are in the waal format of about 5x20cm and are often processed in stone bond, but can also be processed very well in another bond, such as herringbone or ellenboog bond. With some creativity, the bricks can be worked beautifully on both walls and floors. Wall tiles are typically used in entryways, kitchens, toilet floors and backsplashes, shower walls and bathroom floors, in part because of the amount of joints that offer a non-slip effect.

If you go for authenticity, then you choose the Terpstra's, the cobblestone we all know, but in a modern twist. A Terpstra floor has a particularly beautiful appearance, and now these Terpstra's adorn many a farmhouse, monument, as well as the entrance or kitchen of rooms that lend themselves to it. Terpstra's are typically used in entryways, landings, bedrooms and kitchens.

Is the latest tile from RAW Stones, whose name is the creative nod to the size of the tile - as it is a large format Terpstra - but also Dutch and Limburg pride, Max Verstappen. MAXX is fun and MAXX is different with its size of approx. 12x30cm and very well suited for entrance, kitchen, bathroom and we can just imagine that many a 'mancave' also lends itself perfectly to this tile liner.

This floor more or less evolved from the Abbey floor, especially since there was a need from the market for an Abbey laid in lanes. This is how the Triple and Trapist models were created, but what are the differences...?

The Triple is a floor that is laid in 3 different widths, these widths are about 35 - 52 and 72cm at a length of about 110cm. Now it may be a bit "common" to stick to the standard length of 110cm and so these are regularly laid by flooring contractors in varying lengths. This gives the floor a playful look without interfering with the line pattern.

The Trapist has a width of about 60cm and a length of about 110cm. Again, work in varying lengths, as this gives the floor a significantly better appearance.

What will stand out is that I specifically talk about "approximately" sizes, and this has to do with the fact that RAW Stones are cast by hand in molds. Molds can stretch and shrink slightly with use and temperature and are therefore never 100% dimensionally stable, which is why I refer to "approximate" dimensions.

Finally determine the color:
The huge advantage of a RAW Stones floor is that they are produced in 7 different colors, which are very close to each other. These colors, which offer a varied palette of subtle grays and browns, are manually formulated from natural color pigments.

The advantage of these colors is that they combine very well with each other, each and every one of them, so you can never really make a wrong choice. RAW Stones has dealer points well spread throughout the Netherlands, so there is always a dealer in the region.

If you would like to see more floor space, you are always welcome to visit the RAW Stones Inspiration Center in Baarlo. Here you will find over 300m3 of floors and walls in all colors, types and sizes. The Inspiration Center is open by appointment only, and here you can visit with your area RAW Stones dealer for some additional inspiration and advice from the experts.

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