Case study: Stone floors revive Brighton manor house
Antiqued stone flooring has breathed new life into this 18th century Brighton manor house.
While completely renovating the nine-bedroom, nine-bathroom property, its new owners were keen to preserve its integrity and history, which dates back to around 1760.
For the vast, galleried hall, our clients chose an antiqued limestone floor created to resemble flagstones that have been laid for decades or even centuries. The limestone tiles meet the original mosaic design that adorns the entrance lobby floor and then sweep throughout the grand space to the reception rooms beyond.
The neutral tones of beige, grey and hints of yellow in the stone work perfectly alongside the dark wood of the original staircase and, along with the owner’s impressive collection of antiques and artwork, have succeeded in returning the space to a picture of traditional grandeur.
For the basement level of the manor house, which includes an impressive boot room, large walkways and utility areas, an equally hardworking stone floor was specified.
Our Manoir Brown French limestone is subtly aged with brown and beige tones throughout – perfect for bringing warmth to the large open areas in the lower ground floor of the house. This stone is also very hard and extremely durable, allowing it to easily withstand the muddy boots, paws and everything else life in the countryside can throw at it.
Our stone floors were the perfect fit for this historic manor house, ensuring the style and era of the property near Brighton were honoured throughout its refurbishment. We worked with our clients to ensure the right materials were installed, both in terms of aesthetics and functionality.
If you are renovating a period property, or equally you are building a brand new home, please get in touch for advice and guidance on using stone flooring, tiles and paving in your project.