The process starts
No two pieces of stone are the same. Formed over millions of years, every block, slab and tile we use has its own identity: a visual history, recorded in the veins and colour, the mineral traces and fossil deposits, of the unique processes that created it.
Our understanding of these organic, individual qualities is at the centre of our bespoke service, enabling anyone to realise the beauty of natural stone in their project.
The process starts with a consultation at our technical office – a team of designers, engineers and architects who advise on the choice of stone and bring their expertise to find solutions to technical issues.
We then head to the quarry. For 70 years and three generations Salvatori’s headquarters have been located in the shadow of the Apuan Alps in Northern Tuscany, home to the imposing Carrara marble quarries favoured by everyone from Michelangelo to Snøhetta, the architects behind Oslo’s strikingly modern opera house.
It’s here that we have developed an intimate understanding of stone in its natural habitat, and we know exactly where to extract material that meets the specific requirements of each order, matching the gradations, colour and characteristics of the stone to the needs of the client and its final use.
Using both traditional techniques and cutting-edge, specialised machinery developed for Salvatori, the raw stone is cut to specifications established by our technical team through site visits and liaising with the client.
Finished by experienced craftspeople, the stone is then shipped in bespoke packaging – organised by the final location of the stone, to save time on site – with a member of the team on hand to ensure a smooth and successful installation.