This large public lobby space with roughly 5,800 sqft of stone flooring and steps was designed by our long-time client and called for a subtle gray stone floor. We suggested a soft gray limestone based on our experience with several past projects using this stone. The client loved the subtle mix of gray tones and delicate color range exhibited on the finished floor.
The floor design consists of a running bond pattern and a custom offset pattern divided by curved metal divider strips. The lobby’s perimeter has curved walls, so stone pavers were cut precisely to follow the shape. The curved patterns allow for circular floor inlays and our team cut tiles in the field to follow field conditions.
The limestone used for this project comes in a broad range of colors and veining, but the architect and owner requested a uniform appearance. Our team and the stone fabricator’s team coordinated a dry lay visit to review the entire lobby flooring at the factory. Each of the pavers were reviewed for color, veining, and inclusions. By making several modifications, we successfully blended the stone to the satisfaction of the owner and the design team.
Once the approval process was complete, each paver was marked with the respective stone number and an arrow indicating direction so that field crews could follow and install with the precise orientation the pavers were dry-laid at the factory.
Location: Washington, DC
Completion Date: 2021
Owner: Confidential Financial Firm
Architect: Interior Architects
General Contractor: Buch Construction
Services Performed: Interior Lobby Floors & Steps. Design, Consultation, Supply, and Installation.
Size: 5,800 Sqft
From Our Clients:
“What a great experience! Every interaction from the first visit to the final inspection was professional and service oriented. They took the time to help us find the perfect stone and then had an installation team that was extremely detail-oriented and friendly. I know they do larger projects than ours but they made us feel very appreciated. Thank you to Brett Rugo, Sam Arcot and the rest of the team! We would most certainly use and recommend you again!!”
“Your mason was an artist and a master craftsman! Wow — he really did an amazing job on our challenging project!”
“When I was a little boy, my parents and grandparents taught me five principles: Honor, Dignity, Respect, Integrity, and Passion. Very very few have all five. My dear friend Brett not only has those qualities and values––he defines them.”
“One of the things that impressed me so much about Brett, his meticulousness, his desire, his passion to do it right the first time.”
“I know how meticulous [Brett] is in his craftsmanship. That’s really a dying art, not just in the stone business, or my business, but throughout the construction industry.”
“I think Brett is the most knowledgeable guy that I know in the stone business and is extremely passionate about the stone industry. He’s taught me a great deal––by taking me to stone quarries, explaining everything from installation to fabrication. He’s just been a walking book of knowledge on stone.”
“With Rugo Stone and with Brett Rugo, you’ll have someone who is reliable, thorough, dedicated, efficient, and will work to perfection. He will not stop until everything is done the way it’s supposed to be done. Brett is one of those individuals who, whenever you ask for something, he comes through on it, and he is willing and able to please.”
“Brett is a driven individual, and so therefore, he has wanted to make sure that everything he does is done just right.”
“Brett has thankfully achieved a great name for himself and for his company, and he is known for his quality, craftsmanship work, that no matter where he goes, no matter what he does, it’s going to be done to perfection.”
“We can judge the tree by the fruit it bears, and this holds true for Rugo Stone. The work speaks for itself, and it is pretty exceptional. The entire organization has a real commitment to quality, from the shop drawings, to engineering, material sourcing, fabrication, and then installation, and that commitment is reflected in the end result.”