UseWalls, floors, bathroom
CharacteristicsScratch-proof, stain-proof, durable, versatile
Just outside Amsterdam, Netherlands is a breathtaking 7,535 sq ft villa nestled in acres of lush green forest. The villa’s all-natural interiors feature Neolith sintered stone which is made from 100% sustainable composites of granite and glass minerals with natural oxides, these interiors are arguably as impressive as the scenery encompassing it.
The villa interior features eclectic and elegant décor. To make the interior spaces truly pop, and maintain the contrast between contemporary and classical, marble-effect surfaces were specified for the floors and walls. Two of Neolith’s popular designs, Italian Carrara-inspired Calacatta and Estatuario, were specified via Michel Oprey & Beisterveld, the Neolith distributor in the region, for the walls and floors of nearly every room in the villa, cleverly offsetting the brand’s take on poured concrete: the textured Beton Silk.
The result is a fresh, light and airy home which retains a welcoming feeling of cosiness and warmth, making it the ideal location for chic dinner parties and memorable family gatherings alike.
Neolith in the living spaces
Bookmatched Estatuario Polished was used for the statement wall behind a glimmering, mirrored fireplace, drawing the eye to the centre of the room. The flooring of all three levels of the house: the lower ground floor, ground floor and first floor are covered in Beton, which fits in perfectly with the urban design brief due to its cementitious design. Specified in Silk finish, the floor brings the outdoors ‘in’ while also providing some traction, preventing the risk of slipping. The light hue also makes the already expansive home appear even larger, allowing guests to focus on the vibrant design accents throughout the space.
Neolith in the bathrooms
The homeowners were so taken by Neolith’s Classtone range that they decided to specify award-winning Calacatta in both smooth, Silk finish and glossy Polished finish for all five of their bathrooms.
Polished was used for the walls, to give a reflective effect which opens up the space, and Silk finish for the floors, to provide a muted look with more grip. The material was also endmatched in each bathroom. At first, this proved a challenge, due to the sloping walls, however Neolith’s fabricators in Amsterdam, Stone & Skills, were able to cut the tiles for a perfect fit.
Thrilled with the look and feel of the material, the homeowners also requested custom-made Neolith baths and wash basins as part of the bathroom renovation. This would create a holistically uniform, immersive space in each one, minimising maintenance and reducing the risk of moisture damage due to Neolith’s waterproof properties.
Indoor Outdoor spaces
The highlight of the project is the application of Neolith between the living room and terrace. When the floor-to-ceiling windows are open, the home and garden become one continuous space, creating an feeling of fluidity. The 1/4 inch thickness of Beton Silk also proved useful for covering the existing terrace tiles, eliminating the need for additional labour to remove the old flooring. The material which was used indoors was also applied outdoors because of Neolith’s weatherproof properties.
All Neolith slabs are 100% natural and produced in a carbon-neutral environment, making them appropriate for specification in any professional or residential surfacing application. Neolith is also a safe and hygienic material, never compromising on performance and visual appeal.