Understanding Materials

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Aesthetics  |  Practicality  |  Budget

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In all purchases, there is an emphasis on any of the 3 criteria:


Any of the 3 will give direction to which material is best suited to your desired lifestyle.  While we love to have all three conditions in perfect harmony, the reality is that these three considerations will calibrate for the optimum result.

How then can you decide if Marble, Granite, Quartz, Solid Wood, or Concrete is best for your family needs?

Below is a guide on how the proportion of priority given to any of the 3 criteria of Aesthetics, Practicality, or Budget helps determine the material most suitable for you.

Marble is a natural stone and is generally the most affordable of the 3 stone ranges.

It has a wide variety of patterns and colours which can be featured in any space and design style.  It is the most appealing because of it’s clean looks and pretty palette.

However, it is generally porous in nature and subjected to naturally-occurring imperfections common in certain if not most stone types.

To overcome this lack in performance, a sealer is applied to mitigate stains.

Marble is more than just white-based and often not categorized by country-of-origin, but by colour and vein pattern.


  • Budget
  • Practicality
  • Aesthetics


  • Budget
  • Practicality
  • Aesthetics

Granite is also a natural stone and is marginally more expensive due to the workmanship required to cut the stone.

Often used as kitchen countertops, it is the better performing natural stone that is fast becoming more popular among home-owners and commercial applications.

It is our favourite to work with low maintenance issues and a growing resource from all over the world.

However, due to its high density, the look of the stone is speckled and may not appeal to those who place emphasis on softer and subtle aesthetics.

Granite appeals most to clients who prefer functional drama and is also sealed before delivery.

Quartz is an engineered stone and the preferred choice among families with younger kids (including clumsy husbands).  It is designed to be heat, scratch, and stain resistant with little to zero maintenance issues.

Because it is engineered, it is not subjected to imperfections that is inherent to natural stones and appeals to those who want a fuss-free lifestyle.

With many brands in the market, clients are spoilt for choice.  Working with local factories, we have both international and in-house brands to cater to budget spectrum.

Contrary to common misconception, quartz tends to be more expensive than natural stones but worth the price to pay when you place pragmatism above all.


  • Budget
  • Practicality
  • Aesthetics

Concrete has many other interior applications apart from walls and floors.  With our extensive catalogue, concrete has become the alternative material to quirky furniture accents.

We have also built a portfolio of locally-cast concrete which can be fully customised for furniture and beyond; venturing into terrazzo finishing.  This is a completely adventurous range we are exploring for clients who are free-spirited and need lots of curves and angles.

Our standard concrete collection is available for preorders any time here.

To discover concrete and terrazzo options, call 9691 9704 to discuss today.

A staple in every home and space, wood withstands the tides of time and trend.  Clients who gravitate towards wood are focused on achieving the aesthetic and prepared for the maintenance expectations associated with natural timbers.

We often use wood as a complement to our stone collection and occasionally feature slabs as a statement piece.

Part of our range features a Singapore special where local suar trees are cleared to make way for progress.  The logs are then repurposed into furniture, or space featurettes.

Wood appeals everyone and with its comfortable price point, it’s a go-to solution for warm and cozy styles.


  • Budget
  • Practicality
  • Aesthetics