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Durasein Announces New Hires

Posted on 16 July 2021 by cradmin4

Global solid surfacing company, Durasein, recently expanded its team by three new members. The new hires include Mohamad Shehab as Global Sales Director, Frédéric Ségrétinat as Business & Commercial Director for Europe and Pam Dervarics as Specification Development Manager. Durasein is prepared for continued growth, pulling from the group’s combination of expertise and talent. “We could not be more thrilled to welcome Mohamad, Frédéric, and Pam to the Durasein family,” said Michael Bustin, Global Chief Growth Officer. 

Mohamad Shehab comes to Durasein with a wealth of experience in business development and a compelling capacity for product portfolio expansion, segment diversification, channel development and sales transformation. Through his career Shehab has occupied several high profile senior positions including Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Lafarge Cement. Shehab has been instrumental in expanding Durasein’s international sales teams, strengthening strategies and further fostering relationships with Durasein distributors. As an expert in formulating, implementing, reviewing, and updating strategies, Shehab will also be instrumental in developing the company’s network of brand partners across the globe while he serves as Global Sales Director.

Frédéric Ségrétinat joins the Durasein team as an authority in business development and commercial activities, having an extensive history in sales excellence and transformation for technical materials in B2B within the building and construction field. While living in Paris, Ségrétinat has developed key experiences and competencies in commercial performance, business and commercial strategies, operational execution through people and partners and strategic negotiation with international key accounts. With Durasein, he will be promoting the brand as Business & Commercial Director for Europe, while fostering sales through an optimized Go-To-Market strategy. Driving the material’s demand throughout the creative community, focusing on design decision-makers such as Architects and Designers. 

Pam Dervarics brought her sales expertise to Durasein in early 2021, accompanied by valuable experience in sales and leadership roles. As the previous Director of Specifications at Wurth Baer Supply Company, Dervarics knows the materials world like the back of her hand. Now she has taken on the role as Durasein’s Specification Development Manager which includes all aspects of architecture and design in relation to solid surfaces. In addition to her role, she will be educating, consulting and communicating with architects and designers about Durasein, while tracking all leads across the United States. 

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Artistic Tile Invisible Blue

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Artistic Tile Adds to Slab Gallery

Posted on 29 March 2021 by cradmin

Artistic Tile, home to hundreds of carefully-curated slabs from around the world, has announced the arrival of several new slab designs to its gallery.

Invisible Blue (pictured) is a sophisticated, variegated marble with a shimmering pale blue background traced with soft grey veins and bold swathes of golden taupe and graphite. It is stocked in 2cm (3/4-in.) polished slabs.

Vanilla Onyx brings a translucent, dreamy aspect ot any project. Its exotic beauty evokes soft moonlight; making Onyx a desired element in jewelry for centuries. Dramatic yet serene, Vanilla Onyx is exquisite in any setting.

A beautiful variety of classic Calacatta, Viola’s creamy white clasts float inside a rich red wine background. Sourced from one of Italy’s oldest quarries, this marble is stocked in 2cm thick slabs with a polished or leather finish.

Taj Mahal is a khaki-toned quartzite from Brazil with fine, rich veining. It is available in 3cm (1 1/4-in.) and 2cm (3/4- in.) polished slabs.

You may also be interested in this article: Vermont Quarries Corp. Offers Danby Marble Slabs

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Vermont Quarries Corp. Offers Danby Marble Slabs

Posted on 19 March 2021 by cradmin

Vermont Quarries Corp. is known world-wide for the beautiful Vermont Danby Marble extracted and quarried from the largest underground marble quarry in the world.

Hundreds of feet underground, deep inside the same quarry walls the marble was extracted from, there is a sophisticated marble factory that includes two Gang Saws, a Monowire to cut thick slabs and cubic pieces, a resin line, a fully automated polishing line and a top of the line Prussiani cut to size machine.

From this historical quarry, the company manufactures slabs, pavers and cut to size marble for special projects. Danby marble is offered in 14 different selections with varying veining color and consistency.

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Antolini Presents Lincoln Stone

Posted on 08 December 2020 by cradmin3

Antolini has introduced its newest marble, Lincoln Stone, to the already extensive Exclusive Collection. Lincoln Stone is a delicate, elegant and timeless natural stone, distinguished by a sophisticated surface, which appears as a precious work of art.

With Lincoln Stone, Antolini offers a solution that connects to the combative and proud spirit of men and women who have traced out the path to follow in order to raise our hearts to the purest and most unalterable values.

Antolini’s carefully selected natural stone designs each stand for unconstrained stylistic freedom. With worldwide exclusivity over the most astonishing materials and sole access to the quarries, Antolini is able to offer the most desired and recognizable natural masterpieces in multiple finishes through a network of distributors and partners.

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MSI Angora

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MSI Introduces Angora Collection

Posted on 09 July 2020 by cradmin3

MSI’s Angora collection proves that soft palettes and subtle sophistication go hand in hand. This series of backsplash and wall tiles is crafted from fine Italian marble and features on-trend designs in a soothing palette of cool grays and warm beiges. This classic collection gives a fresh yet familiar look that works well with a variety of decorative styles. Where other tiles make a bold statement, Angora is quiet and captivating. The collection includes: Subway 2×6 (pictured here), Basketweave, Elongated Octagon, Framework Subway and Herringbone.

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Antolini Flexwave

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Antolini Presents New Texture

Posted on 07 July 2020 by cradmin3

Antolini’s Flexwave finish on the exclusive stone Bianco Lasa “Fantastico” introduces a new language to the rather uniform appearance and translucent white background of this marble. The intense undulating movement of the Flexwave finish permeated over the surface of Bianco Lasa “Fantastico” emphasizes the specific tactile properties of this stone: brilliance, color range, and transparency.

Bianco Lasa “Fantastico” paired with Antolini’s new Flexwave texture brings the worlds of architecture and fashion closer together through consistent three-dimensionality, making this mixture suitable for numerous uses.

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Artistic Tile Introduces Colorful New Slabs

Posted on 21 February 2020 by cradmin

Luxury stone and tile distributor, Artistic Tile, has introduced a variety of colorful slabs to its offerings. Artistic Tile brand products are distributed through Artistic Tile showrooms and more than 150 dealers across the United States and abroad.

Quarried in Iran, Verde Tifone is a celebration of the entire spectrum of green, in a marble slab. It is stocked in 2cm polished.

Cosmopolitan, a 2cm polished Quartzite from Brazil, has one extra feature – when back-lit, it shows off a translucence with colors of sangria to flaming orange to palest silvery pink, with inky merlot veins.

Amazonite is a striking cerulean green polished quartzite with rarity and watery beauty that have been noted for generations.

Quarried in Brazil, Patagonia granite has a soft beige foundation with bright splashes of transparent material and large floating clasts. Available in 3cm polished slabs.

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Antolini Presents New Exclusive Stone

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Antolini Presents New Exclusive Stone

Posted on 15 August 2019 by cradmin

Antolini has recently added Noir Blanc to its collection of Exclusive Stone.

The company described Noir Blanc as an expression of natural elegance, drawn from the rarest quarries. Like peering down on the gentle waves of a moonlit ocean, the white textures dance softly in the wind. Mother Nature knows no boundaries by creating flowing oceans and mirroring them with ostensibly, flowing marble. The dark background forms the canvas and the white lacerations drawn across it, will forever keep your eyes, and imagination entertained.

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Video: Scratch and Acid Testing Granite, Quartzite and Marble

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Video: Scratch and Acid Testing Granite, Quartzite and Marble

Posted on 20 December 2018 by cradmin

While we do not know the details of the claims made by the consumer made in this video nor do we validate them, we believe that there is a teachable moment here, probably more than a few. What we found of most interest in this video is the relatively simple way that testing can show the difference between marble, quartzite and granite.

This video shows three tests – an etching test, and two different scratch tests, based on the Mohs scale, that can be performed to show the differences in hardness and resistance to acid etching. That is not to say that all three materials cannot be scratched or damaged, just that there are differences.

As to the claims made by author of the video, as to the product misrepresentation, there is no documentation of any kind shown in the video that states he was told he was being sold quartzite, and frankly it is not our intention to address any claims made by either party. Simply the idea is to show the testing processes and the differences in materials.

Overall, an educated fabricator is certainly a better fabricator and is in a position to better educate their customers and set expectations no matter the product they choose. And, expectation setting is key to having happy, well-informed customers.

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Meganite Adds to Movement Series

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Meganite Adds to Movement Series

Posted on 11 October 2018 by cradmin

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Meganite has added five new colors to its award winning Movement Series.

Two new colors have been added to the Marble Collection; Mt. Cremo Carrara, soft free-flowing yet consistent veins on a saturated white background that is embodied with subtle deep brown veins breathing across the surface and Mt. Grigio, elegant and flowing, characterized by its dramatic swathes of white veins against calm grey which give it a striking and austere beauty.

Additionally, three new designs were added to the Concrete Collection. Shadow Concrete is an understated soft grey pattern evoking a gentle warmth. Contrasting veins and particles sweep across the surface, providing a welcoming and traditional aesthetic. Taupe Concrete is bold and straightforward, this design is a balance of a strong exterior and soft center, with neutral colors perfectly matched with one another. Charcoal Concrete, this dark and rich pattern delivers drama and flair, interspersed with a cool palette of fine particles to deliver a bold, modernist look.

You may also be interested in this article about new colors from Cosentino.

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