“It is not the critic who counts… The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause.
Who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
Stile was born in 1965 out of a passion and devotion to lumber.
In fact the Onofri and Colcelli family have been working for years in the green hills of the Umbrian Tuscan mountains. These two families, the founders of Stile, have been working in the field of lumber.
They started out by supplying firewood in the late 19th century and then became manufacturers of rail road sleepers until the mid 20th century. In the mid-sixties, they came to a turning point: this was the beginning of a company which manufactures mosaic wood floors: the S.Ti.Le Società Tiberina Legnami, now Stile Pavimenti Legno Spa.