St Mary’s is a lively Anglican parish church in the beautiful village of Wendover, Buckinghamshire. This building has been been a place of worship since the 12th century, and the present building dates mainly from the 14th century, the limestone flooring installed on this project complemented the interior of the building perfectly.
The architect planning the church’s new floor needed an English stone to complement the existing stonework. It had to be hard-wearing and strong enough to be cut thinly in large sizes using waterjet cutters. A contrasting shade with the same natural character was required for feature panels and edgings, some of which were designed to help partially sighted visitors.
The proposed natural stone was the Stallerton Beige in a brushed finish for the main floor, plus the same stone in mixed grey/beige for the contrast details. Accurate tile sizing was crucial to minimise on-site cutting, ensure that the new floor tied in with the existing columns and allow for some original ledger-stones to be lifted and repositioned in the new floor.
The client made their selection using the sampled provided, these also included a four-square-metre sample paving tile for approval by the congregation, and advising on the most cost-effective tile sizes for the architect’s proposed design. The tile layout for the junction of walkways was devised in-house here at Kinorigo, working to a photo provided by the architect of the cathedral leadwork that had inspired their concept.
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