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MAPIER for the cathedral of Pristina

Consecrated at the beginning of September, the cathedral of Saint Mother Theresa in Pristina is the biggest catholic church in Kosovo.

Mapier Marmi Italiani provided all the marble and stones for the building’s cladding and external architectural elements, including the porch.

The cathedral’s designing was assigned to architect Livio Sterlicchio.

“The project – Sterlicchio says – was born during a meeting with the ex-President of the new-born Kosovo, Ibrahim Rugova, and the Chancellor bishop, father Shan Zefi, in 2002. On that occasion, I was asked to propose some ideas for the new cathedral to be erected in Pristina, inside the plot of land provided by the president of the diocese. Even though he is Muslim, he wanted to be grateful to the Catholic Church, especially to the bishop Vincenzo Paglia, who succeeded in letting him flee the country and aid him in Terni, during the war of independence. It had to be a very large cathedral, in order to contain at least 1000 followers. The architecture had to present the style of the years prior to 1389, when with the victory at the battle of Kosovo Polje, the Ottoman army swept the Balkans, ending the Christian worship. It had to restart from there, now that Kosovo, after years of domination, a bloody war and many sacrifices, could declare itself independent. This is the reason why the Neo-Romanesque style was chosen. Four sketches were proposed and, from the one selected, the final project originated. The first stone was laid in 2003, but the final project was approved only in 2007. The construction work started in 2009 and went on for eight years. Currently, the cathedral is open to followers, though many details need to be completed, such as the interior ceiling and the second bell tower.”

Mapier’s contribution has been really important, supplying the materials and installation have represented an impressive and demanding task. The facades are covered with two-coloured band roman travertine of two different shades of grey laid in a straight course pattern. The materials come from Antica Cava del Barco, the same quarry from which the travertine of San Peter’s cathedral and the opposite elliptic colonnade had been extracted. The porch and all of its architectural details are made of Perlato Royal, a natural resilient and versatile stone extracted from the quarry of Coreno Ausonio in the Frosinone area.

What are the most suitable materials to finish the stairs of your home?

stair in white marble

Have you recently made an internal staircase and you do not know how to cover it?

Do you want to change the style of a staircase that for years no longer reflects your personality and your home?

This article will give you helpful advice on how to choose the material that best suit your needs and your tastes. Assuming that the staircase is a real piece of furniture, you need to enhance it. Especially if it is placed in very visible point of your home. The materials that will surely help give it value will be wood and marble. Choosing wood helps make your environment more comfortable, but certainly with the choice of marble will give more prestige to all your property. Also your staircase will last over time in terms of strength and will also be easier to clean. There is no need to resort to special detergents, which often can be too aggressive, marble is a natural material, so a damp cloth is enough. You should also consider that the choice of edge profile greatly affects the aesthetical result of your staircase, defining the style. For example if you have chosen a classic style for your home, a rounded edge profile is recommended which is technically is called "full bullnose" or "half bullnose", with the creation of the same profile for the skirting ( in technical terms irregular) that runs along the staircase. Different will be the costs of your treads if you opt for a more contemporary and minimalist style. A more squared with pencil edge profile would be an apt choice. Recommended is also the combination of different materials for the treads and risers, for example, by making a marble tread 3cm thick and a wood riser, such as classic warm shade oak. Finally, for an optimal aesthetical result, we should not underestimate the selection of suitable personnel for the laying of the elements, otherwise a correct choice of materials and profiles could be jeopardized by an inaccurate installation system.

Do you need to build or cover your staircase? Our company Marmi Italiani Srl offers design services, supporting the customer in choosing the material, the finishes and the various possible profiles, ensuring also services such as taking measurements with graphic renderings of the final design.

If you are considering solutions for your staircase call us at 0776.301133 - 0776.300759 or fill out the contact form, in the category staircase of our products, an expert will contact you as soon as possible to provide advice and useful solutions for your needs.

How to design the stairs of our house? Read our tips!

marble stair

How to design the stairs of our house? Read our tips! In order to design and build a staircase to our house we need to take several aspects into account: first legislative, then ergonomic, structural and safety and finally aesthetic. For proper implementation it is advisable to rely on the expertise of a technician who will abide by the Municipal Building Regulations, for the regulatory part and will take into account appropriate design criteria, especially by monitoring the structural aspect. When you design a staircase, you must calculate the space and the height that you have available. Another parameter to be considered is the slope of the ramp generally between 20 ° and 45 °, which usually are much steeper, as their use is private. So that the body staircase is comfortable it is necessary to establish a proper relationship between riser and tread. The riser is typically between 15 and 20 cm whilst the tread is calculated using empirical relationships based on the work done by the in addressing the uneveness In fact, with the variation of the slope, the user tends to change the length of the stride in such a way that the work done to overcome a step is equal to the work done to accomplish the same stride on the level. This implies that the increase of the tread corresponds to a reduction of the riser and vice versa. To date, the formula mostly used is that of the architect François Blondel 1675. According to studies by the French architect the effort of raising the foot is vertically double that to move horizontally; given a length of about 64 cm for a comfortable pace on horizontal level , it can deduce that the tread depth of the step must be the result of the subtraction of said length of twice the value of the riser, ie: 2a + p = 62 ÷ 64 cm. Where a is the value of the riser and p is the value of the tread. Here is a short example. To cover 270 cm height with a riser of 17 cm the following calculation is made, as mentioned in the previous step, to determine the number of steps: 270/18 = 15 steps. Multiplying the number of steps by the 28cm tread you obtain the plan of the staircase: 15x28 = 420 cm. For stairs that have the handrail, the safety regulations stipulate that it should have a height between 90 cm and 1 m and a minimum distance of 4 cm from the wall. The railing placed on the void must have a minimum height of 1 m and beimpraticable by a 10cm diam sphere (DM. 236 06/14/89). It is commonly accepted that poles must be vertical and not horizontal to avoid the dangerous "ladder effect". What types of stairs? After seeing the rules for correct planning, we can proceed with knowing the types of staircases existing. Ramp of stairs: The most widely used because most comfortable. Consisting of two parallel ramps at angle, and an intermediate landing. Very often, the two ramps are connected by steps in a fan shape, to make the most of the space. A spiral staircase: suitable for small spaces, because the occupied surface is only the size of its diameter. It can be circular, square or elliptical. The steps are anchored to a supporting structure, said plug or column, fixed to the floor and ceiling. Mariner or staggered treads: made of two uprights and rungs or steps to narrow treads. They connect lofts and libraries. But they are uncomfortable and are rarely designed to be used between two floors. They often have a 20cm riser, so the stairway is somewhat 'steep and dangerous. In essence, a staggered tread staircase is divided into two adjacent ramps and, in fact, offset, each of which will be inevitably used only by the same foot, right or left. The route is, therefore, made up of a succession of steps that must be alternately trampled in a specific order Retractable . It folds into itself and fits into a compartment that contains it. It can be made of aluminum or steel, or lightweight materials. Is it suitable to get to areas not often used and disappears when not in use. Are you building or renovating a staircase? ** Are you considering solutions for your staircase? Call us at 0776.301133-300759, you will receive advice and solutions, having the opportunity to learn about costs and time of implementation.
We produce marble stairs, stones, travertine and granite for indoor and outdoor use. We offer design services, supporting the customer in the choice of materials, finishes and different profiles that are possible, we also guarantee the services of taking measurements with graphic renderings of the final design. MAPIER® operates worldwide providing luxury solutions for indoor and outdoor from conception to installation. MAPIER® designs and plans unique and refined creations for you.**

** Want to personalize your new kitchen with a high quality countertop but do not know what is the best choice? Do you need to replace your old countertop?

Want to personalize your new kitchen with a high quality countertop but do not know what is the best choice? Do you need to replace your old countertop? .Read Our advice

The kitchen area is certainly the place in the house where we spend more time and thus more prone to use over time.

The elements that make up the kitchen need to have high performance, such as durability, stain and heat resistance.

So in addition to a solid base it is important that the products, used to trim doors and sides are of comparable quality as the rest of the appliances.

Who would not want in their kitchen comfortable appliances, large hobs to cook more dishes simultaneously, undermount sinks or flush with double basin and the most important element, however, not only from the aesthetic point of view, but also and above all functional is the work top. From this important

element is needed resistance, practicality and easy maintenance, more than all the other components.

What is the most recommended material for the countertop in our kitchen?

In this post we'll talk about the features of the countertops in marble, granite and quartz.

Countertops in marble and granite are preferred mainly for their aesthetic characteristics, as being present in nature with varying shades they can satisfy different tastes and needs.

They are also very easy to polish or hone and can have different edge finishings, from straight edge to the curved edge (bullnose and half bullnose), to compound profiles and more contoured profiles.

However, being porous, they are not waterproof, so it is advisable to apply non toxic waterproofing products and avoid spilling aggressive liquids, like wine, coffee and lemon directly on the surface, because it may be damaged.

In this case you would need to resort to a stonemason who has to rehone the surface restoring it from the damage.

For daily cleaning appropriate products are used or you can simply pass a wet cloth with neutral soap, followed by a thorough rinsing.

But they are extremely resistant to heat, so it is possible to place a boiling pot on them.

What is the difference between marble and granite?

The first difference lies in the physical and chemical composition.

Marbles are mainly composed of calcium carbonate also known as carbonates, whilst granites are mainly composed of silicon oxide also known as silicates.

Given their different composition, granites have higher hardness level (Mohs scale of 6-7), do not react with strong acids (es. Hydrochloric acid), are more difficult to polish and have a compact granular structure.

Marble has a limestone nature, does not have a high hardness level (about 3-4 on Mohs scale), easily reacts even with weak acids (eg. Vinegar, lemon juice, etc.) and is easy to polish and process.

Tops in Quartz

The market is becoming more common to quartz agglomerates, composite slabs mainly of pure quartz with percentages of about 93%, 1% of natural pigments (iron oxide powder) that provide color to the product and a percentage of 5-7 % of synthetic are natural resin that has a binding function of the

components. The success of this product is the fact that it is very hard, if we consider that quartz is the second element in nature in terms of hardness after the crystal.

For this reason the countertops in quartz reveal themselves as the most suitable product for worktops in a kitchen.

Highly resistant to stains and dirt in general and highly scratch resistant. However, we recommend using appropriatel cutting boards to cut foods.

What are the helpful tips for cleaning quartz worktopas

Quartz countertops generally require only regular cleaning, applying a neutral pH product /detergent, rinsing with water and drying with a kitchen towel or paper towels. So it is easy to maintain.

Marmi Italiani srl is an Italian 'company specializes in producing top for kitchens and bathrooms in marble, granite and quartz. Our technical and commercial support for customers in choosing the right material for the various needs by developing projects and solutions tailored to individual requirements, with

custom quotes and after sales service.

Do you want to personalize your new kitchen with a high quality countertop but do not know what is the best choice? Do you need to replace the old countertop? Contact us at info@mapier.it or visit our website www.mapier.it and fill in the contact form, we'll provide tips, solutions and estimates.

ILEXA® Hardesia Collection

Hardesia Kitchen

ILEXA® Hardesia Collection

In today's post w would like to present ILEXA® by Ch-Roma Hardesia Collection.

What ILEXA ® HARDESIA By Ch-roma?

An innovative product, manufactured in large sheets containing fine quartz and high quality resins , offering the charming and warm effecto of natural split slate.

One of the most innovative composite materials on the market today. A mixture of granulated quartz and special patented polymers, able to ensure high purity, durability and resistance.

ILEXA ® Hardesia it is made up of approximately 90% quartz and 10% of a special patented polymer consisting of a mixture of particular resins which improve the physical mechanical

characteristics of the final product such as flexure, thermal expansion, etc ... .which enables the production of longer and wider slabs.

The HARDESIA Collection has been studied and reproduced faithfully to ensure aesthetically the same peculiarities of natural slate.

ILEXA Hardesia is produced by action of vacuum injection combined with vibration.

Unlike other quartz/resin agglomerates ILEXA® Hardesia does not contain any solvents and therefore does not suffer any cracking or breaking during production or during processing and also it does not give off any unpleasant smell and does not create any relevant chemical deposit when considering waste disposal. This product can be used not only for the bathroom and kitchen, but for any interior.

Available in 2 cm thick, and per orders also in 3 cm thick and it is a product guaranteed 15 years against structural defects.

Is easily cleaned with common household cleaners, as CIF/JIF classic white liquid.

Available in 6 colors, with the possibility upon request to customize shades.

Just taking a cue from the post a few days ago on the latest trends on colors and materials for the current year in the furniture and design sector, thanks to the indications from the Pantone Color Institute who chose 18 -1438 Marsala nuance, the color trend of the year, we turn our attention to the Red

Wine colour from the HARDESIA collection

The other colors although very interesting, take up from the classic colors like white, beige, anthracite, mocha and black, whilst Red Wine is a revelation in terms of shade.

Few companies specialised in surfaces manufacturer for interior design offer in their range this type of color and shade.

And just like the Marsala color from the Pantone company, Hardesia Red wine is also warm and enveloping like the Sicilian fortified wine, characterized by a fighting spirit, character and refinement.

This year Red Wine will be dictating fashion, furniture and design.

Colors and trendy materials! Tips to improve the harmony of our house?

Marsala color

Colors and trendy materials! Tips to improve the harmony of our house.

Colors and trendy materials ! How to improve the harmony of our house?

Are you renovating your home and you have no idea of colors and materials to choose from to make it elegant?

Why not take a cue from the Pantone company who, over time have become the best known and most important in the world as synonymous of colour classifications, choosing for years the color that influences the development of products in sectors such as fashion and design.

The Pantone Color Institute has chosen code 18-1438 Marsala nuance as the color trend for 2015.

Fighting spirit, character and refinement characterize the color Marsala.

Warm and embracing just like the Sicilian fortified wine from which it takes its name, this year the Marsala colour will be dictating fashion, furniture and design.

if we add to this, that in the past few years we have been seeing the great return of marble and granite and stone, materials which in recent decades had nearly been forgotten, the blend color-material is quite simple.

Marble is a very precious stone with irresistible charm, available in a wide range of shades, it is used both slabs and tiles, giving a touch of class to your home. Widely used also for floors and kitchen tables and coffee tables, it has an undisputed class and elegance

and is perfect as a material for the paving of large halls, foyers and master bathrooms, especially in the homes of a certain prestige.

At this point you need to analyze which marbles to choose, which combine best with the color of year Marsala? This year we are dealing with a color whose strong personality therefore not be combined with other strong colors, to avoid your rooms turning into a hodgepodge

of colors. In this post we will get to know three types of marble, whose characteristics make them more natural materials chosen furniture and design.

For those who prefer the veins of fine marble,Calacatta Gold, marble featuring a golden grain, is very much in line with the use of bold and modern tones as the one chosen by Pantone, which has always dictated trends in terms of color in the architecture and

design field. Calacatta Oro marble is composed of white crystalline limestone and yellow gold veins, these features make it a stylish and ideal material for bathrooms, living rooms and staircases, but it is fashionable to use this material in the kitchen. With elegance is

used for the islands and worktops and integrated sinks often placed againtst base and wall units in wood, such as walnut and lacquered open pore oak. We show some examples in the picture.

For those who are oriented to a kinder and more homogenous marble with a white under shade , a chose could be the White Lasa or Covelano, extracted from the Covelano quarries and the valley of the massive Jenn Lasa.

This marble is a material for precious and valuable fabrication with extraordinary properties.

At the turn of the last century, it was mainly used for artistic purposes and sculptures, while today it is used mainly in building. Its revival, however, sees again a revaluation in the arts.

Unlike other types of marble, Lasa marble is frost resistant and weatherproof, and not even road salt will corrode it. Lasa marble is appropriate for the highest aesthetic criterias, yet functional. See photo below

the most important is striped Travertine, with a contemporary twist, used for trendy furniture industrial style, the Striped Travertine is a material that combines the classic color of travertine shades and gray veins.

This material can be used both for indoor and outdoor use. With its different finishes it is ideal for furniture, cabinetry, flooring and wall cladding.

How to choose the material to make our fireplace?

How to choose the material to make our fireplace?

Let's start by saying that the fireplace is composed mainly of refractory materials, which are resistant to high temperatures.

The structure of the fireplace is achieved mainly with refractory bricks that besides having a considerable mechanical resistance, being made of clay with high percentage of silica and alumina, also provide a good thermal resistance. For the masonry special refractory mortars are

required.

The inner lining of the hearth however can be made with ceramics, making sure in the case of decorated tiles that the varnish is resistant to high temperatures, or with the steel and cast iron , ideal for increasing the irradiation of the fireplace and therefore its thermal efficiency.

Among the materials it must be said that cast iron is definitely the most suitable, it is also present on the market in different sizes and is less workable.

To ensure an efficient connection between the wall elements in the brickwork of the chimney, it is necessary to adopt mortars with components having particular characteristics of resistance to high temperatures, that is, with high percentages of silicon oxide, aluminum and low in iron

oxide.

Te last element for the completion of the fireplace is the mantel, which can be made with various materials. Surely metal mantels have significant advantages because the smooth surface allows rapid drawing of smoke, reducing the formation of soot and also heats immediately, It favors

the drawing of smoke.

Having reviewed the materials that ensure the construction of the fireplace, we can speak of materials to finish it and make it a furniture element as well as being functional.

That said, the warmth that a fireplace certainly provides a prerequisite for the rooms of a house, but also generates emotions and is able to create intimate atmospheres.

From here the predilection for natural materials, which are commonly used to coat it.

The natural material par excellence is the stone.

Present in nature in a variety of colors, finishes and thanks to its durability, it allows engineers and designers to express their style and creativity.

The varied choice adapts to all different types of environments, as well as usable elements found in nature, such as pebbles or cut and processed slabs and blocks.

Without doubt the first to use in more rustic environments, while the second to use in more elegant and trendy environments .

Marmi Italiani specializes in the production of fireplaces in marble, stone, in Slate and limestone processed by the skilled and scrupulous hands of our craftsmen and with the help of modern technology in our possession.

We make fireplaces to measure of any type of design, providing measurments services,project wiht Autocad programme and installation.

Thanks to the qualified staff of architects and interior designers, we are able to support customers in the choice of materials and finishes, in order to produce cladding for fireplaces from the most simple to the most complex forms, with decorations and carvings.

Dream a warm, romantic and cozy fireplace?

Whatever your ideal style please contact us at +39 0776 301133 or submit an inquiry by e-mail to info@mapier.it.

Our qualified personnel will contact you and together you can discover the solutions available or inform you of costs and building times.

What is the marble most used in architecture? It is called Travertine .

What is the marble most used in architecture? It is called Travertine .

Today we would like to talk about the most beautiful material ever, Travertine.

Travertine is a material that is characterized by its shade, in fact its natural colour varies from white walnut milk, through various shades of yellow and red. Another highlight is its grain, in short, it is the ideal material for producing a wide range of projects for both the interior design and external use.

Always sought after, it is the decorative material par excellence, able to give vent to designers’ emotions and creativity who prefer to use it, used by great sculptors and architects important throughout history for its unparalleled, for the great aesthetic, extreme versatility and functionality of its surfaces.

Initially the Lapis Tiburtinus ** ** (travertine), extracted mainly from the quarries of Tivoli, was used for structural function, only later was it also used for aesthetic purposes, rendering it the prince of materials for many centuries.

So the main travertine basins are located in the Lazio territory, but there are several quarries in Umbria, Tuscany and Marche.

During the reign of Augustus the Roman travertine was recognized as a noble material, becoming the protagonist in the most significant and representative architecture of the society, such as the Teatro Marcello and the Esquilino Roman Gate, the Colosseum, Santa Maria del Popolo, the Fountain in Piazza

Navona and in the eighteenth century used for the Trevi Fountain and still many other monuments.

But what are the most recommended applications for this material?

• Since this material is extremely elegant with a timeless charm, its main use is for flooring ** ** chic interiors and taste of the past, but it is interesting to use in an environment where you want to bring out the contrast between classical and modern . So for interior finishes we recommend polished of

honed finish, while external paving , we recommend bushammered which also provides the anti-slip surface.

• Thanks to its resistance and its docility travertine is well suited for vertical cladding both inside and outside of homes, such as building facades, cladding on walls and balustrades.

• Being a very soft material, is very well suited to fabrication, so it is highly recommended to make solid stone sinks for bathroom and kitchen environment or decorative elements such as frames, portals, capitals, handrails and fireplaces.

Travertine, gold onyx, green marble: are some of the materials in the “Barcellona” pavilion

Travertino, Onice dorato, Marmo Verde in the "Barcellona" pavilion

Travertine, gold onyx, green marble: are some of the materials in the "Barcelona" pavilion

What are the materials used to make the German Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe for the World Expo of 1929 in Barcelona?

Travertine for the base and outer wall, gold honey-colored onyx and green marble for the walls, frosted glass and in gray transparent glass surface, chrome steel for the columns and for the seats, leather and heavy velvet, all designed to co habit without getting confused.

Despite the use of different materials the dominance of lithic varieties is undisputable

The entire structure rests on a podium from which rises a wall segment, both covered with open pore Travertine through large square slabs laid with conventional design with orthogonal joints.

A large rectangular pool extending south-east, surrounded by floor slabs, that continue beyond the edge creating a visual continuity, giving the impression that the water continues to flow under the base. Even the benches next to the building along its length, are in Travertine.

A second smaller pool is located on the north side, entirely surrounded by a wall covered by the three sides in green marble Tino with a honed finish, separating this part of the structure from the outside.

Rising from the pool is the famous bronze statue "The Morning" by George Kolbe, strategically positioned so that it is fully reflected in the water.

The pavilion is open plan, which allows the visitor to wander through the varied environments of uncertain frontiers. The main room is a rectangular space dominated by a partition wall cladded with Onyx golden honey-colored slabs, placed according to the book matched technique , thanks to which we can appreciate the dynamism and pace of the walls.

Onyx, travertine and green marble perform, also as dual use.

They are used as construction materials and at the same time decorative, acting solely from precious partition elements that appear to intertwine and flow one inside the other below and above the roof so as to create continuity between the outside and inside.

How much does classical and modern blend?

The connection to Mediterranean values is evident through the presence of stones and marbles.

Their sensual use, with bold and daring combination of designs and colors, is undoubtedly influenced by the works of the German Schinkel, which draws directly from the world of classical antiquity, and the linearity in the forms and executive precision, an expression of a modern, rational style.

Much of the importance of the Barcelona pavilion is in the capability that Mies van der Rohe had to realize infact the ideas of many architects of the time fully expressing the principles of modern architecture , hence the famous phrase "less is more" (simple but functional), which is why the building became the

true symbol of modern architecture.

MAPIER® operates worldwide providing luxury solutions for indoor and outdoor from conception to installation. MAPIER® designs and creates for you unique creations from the elegant design.

If you are considering floor and wall coverings for your project and you want to know the best solutions available contact us, we can follow you throughout the project thanks to our team of experienced designers, architects, interior designers, managers, construction manager, craftsmen and installers.

Marble and stone in architecture

Marble and stone in architecture

The advantages

There are several materials on the market that we could choose to finish the rooms of our house but certainly not with all can we embellish them.

Marble and natural stones are definitely a particularly elegant solution.

Territoriality, referring to the territory from which they are extracted, and non-repeatability are two of the features of marble and stone that distinguish them from any other natural material.

These attributes make it a valuable material and in some ways, unique.

Despite their important and fascinating history, marble and stone materials appear as inaccessible and complex use in the field of design and architectural design.

But is it really so difficult to use marble in a project?

Yet its use is common, just think of the beauty centers and spas like Hammam, and hotels and wellness centers.

Marble and stone materials are extremely flexible and resistant also for external use, easy to clean and low maintenance, and thanks to modern technology can be processed with ease, allowing designers and engineers to better express their creativity. They are high quality materials, safe as they are not flammable, they are soundproof due to porosity and special processing.

Moreover, in recent years the relatively easy marketing of marble from all over the world has favored the use of this material that complements any requirement from Classic to modern.

It 's true, the cost remains higher than that of a common ceramic flooring because, in addition to the purchase, you need to consider a greater burden due to processing, methods of installation and final polishing of the surface, but as a natural material in the long run in wins against any industrial product.

Furthermore, the possibility of having the material in the form of slabs of various sizes and thickness’ is another fact in favor of its size flexibility that you can choose, and therefore greater result in aesthetical terms.

Playing with special installation techniques, you can take full advantage of the veins that some marbles have when vein cut.

Examples are, the reconstruction of the ground of the slabs, dividing it into formats of the desired size and proposing on the surface the reconstruction of the vein or creating "match book effect", which is none other than the mirror reproduction of the veins generating different geometric effects within the quadrilateral obtained using four sizes. In choosing marble for your floor, a problem of homogeneity of the colour shades and veining may occur.

But making a careful inspection of the product just cut, with a pre-installation operation, you can prevent this type of problem.

Marmi Italiani srl is an Italian team of master craftsmen of marble, which has many years of experience in the stone industry, specializes in the transformation of ideas and design, with extremely high production standards in the production of complex machined "tailor made" marble and with the utmost attention to every detail. Operating on a global scale, we are able to handle even the most complex projects and offer tailor made finished products of high quality standards such as mosaics, carvings, fireplaces, bath tops and vanities, kitchen countertops and bath vanities, furniture elements for interior and exterior.

Armed with a production department equipped with the latest generation machines with an innovative technological approach in continuous updating, with a team of qualified technicians, masters-craftsmen and professionals, we are able to offer customized turnkey services ranging the study of the project to

shipment in personalized packaging that we develop and after sales support, through the creation of renderings, factory pre-installation, processing of detailed assembly diagrams, and the realization of project.

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Marble Skirting, between function and design

Skirting is a protection element for walls and can be made with different materials: marble, wood, ceramics, PVC and metal.

The use of different materials varies depending on the choice of style you want to achieve.

Certainly the use of natural stone, such as marble or granite allows customization in terms of thickness, height and profile.

Environments conducive to a classic style will surely prioritize skirting with a more sought after profile and sustained height, from 10 cm upwards.

Whilst the choice for your home, of a more contemporary minimalist style will contemplate more linear and clean skirting profile with a less pronounced Height , reaching a maximum of 8 cm.

Generally this element is placed at the base of the inner and outer walls of a dwelling at meeting point with the floor. Thus fulfilling a dual function: protective and decorative.

Its length and shape may vary depending on the characteristics of the material and the design choices.

In favor of the marble and granite, is surely the possibility of realizing tailor-made sizes and shapes, even curves, favoring the customization of the product, a feature that only the "made to measure" can provide.

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Surfaces and fabricated products that enrich the interior of this stunning private house in Moscow are signed Mapier ®. For the kitchen, marble flooring in Bianco Lasa "gold vein"bookmatched laid, in latest trendy white and taupe grey colours, matching the worktop and Bronze Amani marble backsplashs polished to reconstruction of the vein throughout the length of the kitchen, a tribute to the elegance and the warmth of the Earth. The choice of the marble floor and the work top ensure a perfect match with the white matte finish of the bases and kitchen cupboards. The classic and elegant style accompanies us through the hall to the sleeping area. The style of the bathroom is bolder with the use of semi-precious stone for the vanity top and bath surround with backlit effect and honey onyx floor, also used for the shower, in line with the shades of the mirror . Whilst on the walls a shining white onyx, which thanks to its delicate shades enhance the beauty of other materials

New "mobile friendly" website, new graphics and new contents for the MAPIER® site

Bancone Onice

Marmi Italiani Srl announces the launch of a new website devoted to the activities the MAPIER® brand (www.mapier.it) through which customers, partners and all those involved in , Italian and international "Living System”, will obtain, through simple navigation, all information about the company, products and customized solutions branded MAPIER®. The new site uses the latest generation web design solutions that guarantee easy navigation, A simplified navigation menu allows visitors to quickly access information with a single click. The "Company" section provides detailed information about the company; the “Activities” section gives a concise overview of capacity and potential of the company; a detailed presentation is available also in the "Downloads" section.

The "Products" section allows visitors to see the broad portfolio of products and solutions that make up the MAPIER® brand offering.

Special care and attention has been given to the "FAQ" section in which we wanted to make available to our valuable visitors the company’s thirty-year know-how in the field of stone materials and luxury solutions in the home system environment.

Through the Blog the ambitious goal as stated by is that of teaching by informing, spreading as much as possible the culture of marble and natural stone as exclusive and timeless solutions, witnesses of the "Authentic Italian Style".

In the products section, amongst others, we highlight the section dedicated to the kitchen and bathroom countertop where wide coverage has been given to the ILEXA®, brand products , a brand owned by **Superfici Evolute Spa, ** of which Marmi Italiani Srl is proudly a partner and distributor for Lazio, Tuscany region.

As evidence of the strong international vocation of the MAPIER® brand, the site and now available in Italian and in English; it will shortly be available also in Spanish ,in German and e Russian.

MAPIER® is also on the main social networks with its official page: Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram.

Ilexa Event

ILEXA® exhibited in the halls of Mapier

Made in Italy, innovation, team of experts and customer satisfaction. Here's what they have in common ILEXA® and Mapier Cassino. Two companies through the use of high quality materials, and meticulous attention to detail, make unique products. From this the idea of ​​a joint project exhibited in May 26 at the Mapier Cassino.

The event was well attended by dealers in the industry of high-quality professional kitchens.

Mapier thanks to its team has been able to enhance the quality of some products in the ILEXA® range , with high aesthetical solutions.

The works bear witness to the capacity of Mapier to confront the most demanding commissions, guaranteeing, thanks to the technical staff and modern technology, the highest quality. The close collaboration with the team of architects and sophisticated technology allows the company to implement projects that respond exactly to customer needs with the experience of many years using the choice of materials, finishes, as key point of the project.

It is precisely the added value of Made in Italy and what unites ILEXA® and Mapier.

Two protagonists of the event, the presentation of the integrated sink and the application of technology of waterjet cutting of processed quartz with the creation of inlays and decorations.


The latest architecture trends

The latest trends in architecture and interior design give great prominence to the use of marble.  In this article we illustrate some solutions of great style are which can be an inspiration if you are thinking of renovating your home.   Mapier provides a team of professionals able to advise you in the choice of materials and to support you in every phase of the project: from design to installation

Limits by Valerio Cometti. The new collection by Tera.

It's called "Limits" the new collection created by designer Valerio Cometti for the Italian company Tera. Reality that combines the versatility of polyethylene with the texture of marble and precious stones to create soft shape, with the addition of sophisticated veins. Tera produces indoor & outdoor furniture that provide a new architectual language, collections halfway between art and design objects. An unprecedented contamination that establishes an intelligent dialogue between elements seemingly distant, turning them into complimenting elements . Valerio Cometti, designer but above all a mechanical engineer able to base his creativity on a solid foundation of the engineering of a product, has interpreted this new vision by designing "Limits" the result of the manufacturing virtuosity that has led to the realization of vases, lamps and benches.

Patchwork marble

Patchwork tables come from the meeting of two Scandinavian companies - Note Design Studio and Norm Architects - and an old marble floor.

Patchwork marble

"The floor tiles were created with pieces of stone waste. Almost casually the marble slabs of different qualities and colors created a messy pattern, which made the floor a wonderful work of graphical art, says Kristofer Fagerstrom. The idea of using this usually luxurious material in a more informal way has become the starting point of this joint project between Note and Norm