What services and assistance does Ranieri Lava Stone offer its clients?
It depends. Our clients vary – they range from architects and designers to real estate brokers and contractors, as well as the home owner who wants to renovate his/her kitchen!
A long family tradition of quarrying lava stone at the foot of Mount Vesuvius led to the foundation of Ranieri Lava Stone company: since 1995, we have been lava stone product suppliers and stone consultants.
What is a “stone consultant”, what can he provide?
We are lava stone specialists, which means we provide assistance on this stone – not others.
But we can make a crucial difference to a lava stone project, as it has a number of peculiar traits:
1) first of all it can be used as a natural gray stone, like marble or granite or any other stone with the hallmark of the natural gray color
2) You can glaze lava surfaces and products in any color
3) You can decorate it with any pattern
This makes lava stone unique, and this versatility is exactly what we and our clients love about it.
We can provide assistance throughout the project process from quarrying to on-site installation.
We can manage a lava stone project, using our knowledge of the technical and physical characteristics, of the design principles underlying lava stone.
This means that we are essential partners for architects on a lava stone project, we are also an essential consultant for a homeowner who is attracted to the stone, but doesn’t know anything about its properties. We can show samples of the different colors and patterns to our clients, but also match a custom requirement, say in terms of color.
How do you partner with architects?
As a supplier and consultant, Ranieri Lava Stone helps architects conduct their feasibility studies.
We guarantee the technical specifications of our material and the finishing process (carving / glazing…), so they can realize the design they have in their minds.
We take care of the architect’s project from the premier choice blocks at the quarry to the on-site installation.
From architect’s projects, through the feasibility studies, the stone block carving and finishing, to the one-of-a-kind lava stone on-site installations:
And how do you collaborate with real estate brokers?
We can help them in buying the best lava stone selections at the quarry, with the best price. We can be their partner from selection to packaging and delivery… they benefit by saving money and avoiding delays in the delivery of the project.
And with a property owner?
Property owners are drawn to the stone… usually led by how it looks and feels.
But they need to be guided through information about the peculiarities of the product.
Not only, finishing can be both mechanical and hand-crafted:
This rock-face lava stone basin is a good example of hand-craft product, since rock-face finish is totally hand-made process:
These details will give them an even deeper appreciation of their stone.
We engage with property owners and interpret their taste and style.
We explain what make this stone so special and the environment that produced it.
At the end of this process, the owner is better informed about lava stone, last but not least about how to care for it.
Our products are custom made and thus unique pieces, with creativity and custom-tailoring possible as regards choice of stone, design, feasibility, pattern and finish:
OK… let’s understand what common needs your clients have…
Well, one common goal whoever the client is timing, quality and budget. But how we achieve it varies from small to large-scale projects.
It brings into play different skills and processes, and we are helped by our huge experience.
We have quality standards and knowledge to assist clients through the process and deliver the required project, avoiding what can be very costly mistakes.
We are versatile, we pay the same care to process, whatever the project:
from a custom kitchen worktop installation to supplying stone for facades or interiors, be it for large commercial malls or residential buildings!
How important is custom millwork in a lava stone project?
Well, this is a big issue in my experience.
I think the custom millwork service is the “key service” for a lava stone product supplier.
This makes the difference and we, as a lava stone company, seek to offer top-quality custom millwork materials and services.
Considering lava stone’s versatility, we act as a custom home millwork server, and this is a great support for architects and custom home builders: we provide custom products which feature lava stone.
Our lava stone table top, with its gray or glazed finishes, reaches our clients fitted into iron, wood, or rattan frames.
Our kitchen lava stone worktops and sinks, our lava stone bar counters may be part of a project where we have also realized wood cabinets and a bar counter structure using various glasses, and other decorative coatings and finishes.
Our millwork building materials can be installed with little or no modification, and we also offer on-site installation as part of our service.
In a nutshell… lava stone can be a truly versatile protagonist in the home design project. The fact that we know that we are working on such a highly creative material has meant that we, as a company, have naturally grown to become a custom millwork service provider!
Examples of custom an example of custom millwork products and on-site installations: