What is Lappato?

Lappato is an Italian word for semi polished and they certainly have a look of their own. The amount of polish varies depending on the overall look of the tile.

Most lappato tiles are easy to identify as they have two depths.

One level is normally shiny and reflects light, the other level is matt or even course by feel.

This makes for a tile that both reflects light with some anti-slip properties. This delivers a surface that feels the same as a polished surface with less shine creating what we call a Honed look.

Is the kitchen the most important room of the home?

 By Jessica 

I wrote two articles recently Are Dining Rooms Becoming Obsolete and  How Science, Art and Technology Are Creating the Kitchen of the Future, which led me to question whether the kitchen may now be the most important room of the home. I discussed this with decorators, kitchen designers, architects, realtors, editors and friends both in and out of the design business to hear their thoughts. Continue reading