Statuario marble is a popular choice for bathroom walls and in recent times often used in conjunction with a flat plain darker tile on the floor. Here we supplied Statuario Venato in large book matched panels with a charcoal grey basalt 900x600mm for the flooring tile. This worked to stunning effect with the basalt offering a good slip resistant surface so forming the shower tray as well as the floor tiles. The basalt was used throughout the property, honed finish internally and in flamed finish outside. Full frost, petrographic and flextural strength tests were carried out to ensure its suitability for outside spaces. These areas included the lining for the reflecting pool plus the swimming pool surround and copings.