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MSI Introduces Q Premium Quartz Concrete & Matte Finishes

Posted on 01 July 2021 by cradmin4

Q Premium Quartz Countertops from MSI are available in a wide range of patterns, including realistic marble-looks, nature-inspired looks and now modern concrete and matte finishes.

Appropriate for both residential and commercial settings, Q matte and concrete finishes are a low sheen and silky smooth alternative to polished Q that peels back the polish creating a realistic concrete effect and brushed like texture.

Available in multiple colors, it is suitable for countertops, bar tops, backsplashes, kitchen islands and offers durability, low-maintenance and stain resistance.

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Vadara Announces New Exclusive Distribution Partnerships

Posted on 11 June 2021 by cradmin4

Vadara Quartz Surfaces, a manufacturer of artisan, handcrafted quartz surfaces, has announced its new and exclusive distribution and sales partnership with the European Granite & Marble Group (European) and Marva, divisions of Trajus Surfaces.

Founded in 1990, European proudly supports architects, interior designers, developers, contractors and homeowners seeking versatile and unique solutions for projects. Starting in June 2021, Vadara quartz will be available in European’s New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania territories.

“The duo partnership is exciting for Marva and European. We are thrilled to offer such high-grade and beautiful quartz to our clientele,” stated Mario Persico, president of Trajus Surfaces.

With more than 30 years of industry service, Marva is well-positioned for this exclusive partnership. The company uses in-house fabricators to ensure slabs are refinished to the standard their clientele have come to expect. The distributor will offer Vadara quartz in its Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and West Virginia territories, effective June 2021.

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Cambria Adds New Designs, New Finish

Posted on 07 June 2021 by cradmin

Cambria, a manufacturer of American-made quartz surfaces, has introduced four new designs and one finish. According to the company the new additions were designed to evoke journeys made, moments lived and memories created.

These new designs incorporate Cambria’s characteristic details: cool whites warmed by honey or complemented by gray, textured ridges, flecks of silver, cascading black veining, abundant swirls and charcoal gray veins. The new Cambria Satin Ridge™ finish celebrates the uniquely tactile nature of summer travels.

The new releases include:

  • Sandgate – cool whites and grays reminiscent of a favorite childhood beach, with silver flecks that add depth and dimension.
  • Hemsworth – high-contrast, deeply saturated black veining cascades across a cool white background, intersecting with softer veins.
  • Halewood – abundant swirls and charcoal gray veins animate this wheat-toned design. Beige and white accents provide a subtle softness.
  • Leabridge -features gradations of cool white and warm honey, with borders of textured ridges creating an overall look reminiscent of salt flats. Leabridge is available exclusively in Cambria’s new Satin Ridge finish (pictured), a distinctive new rich finish with a sensual texture that adds a powerful tactile dimension to the visual sophistication of the design.

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Cosentino Presents A New Image for Silestone

Posted on 14 May 2021 by cradmin

Cosentino has announced the brand renewal of its benchmark brand, Silestone. The new corporate identity symbolizes both an external and internal transformation that will continue to inspire people through innovative and sustainable spaces and values based on innovation, responsibility and humanity.

As part of the thorough rebranding strategy that will emphasize the importance of life in the different areas of the home and generate communication points aimed at a new generation, Silestone launched a fresh, powerful logo. Transparency and responsibility inherent in the brand’s DNA, and the company itself, are at the root of the new look. Cosentino’s Image and Brand Team, in collaboration with the independent consultancy Nadie, developed the typeface to deliver more experiential and emotional characteristics.

Details such as a 15-degree angle and graphical elements of each letter in the typography complement the design with a modern, simplistic approach. It conveys a new, fresher and youthful universe, taking the brand into new spheres of design.

The graphic design is an evolution from the previous version, maintaining the isotype + type structure, as well as the endorsement of Cosentino. The isotype continues to use its well-known “S”, interpreted with a fresher and simplified design. Applications of the design will make it a memorable icon with versatility for broad future usage in videos, textures or patterns. For the first time, the isotype is presented in two colours – Pantone® Warm Red C, an evolved shade of red, and Pantone® 629 CP, a light blue – to reflect the application or thematic area.

This innovative logo will now be used on all brand campaigns, marketing materials and digital environments, and will be present in the upcoming launches of new color collections.

The company stated that this new visual identity aligns with the sustainable attributes of Silestone, thanks to the exclusive HybriQ® technology. Developed and launched in 2020 by Cosentino, HybriQ is a technological innovation that sets a new standard in the surfaces category for architecture and design, changing the paradigm of the quartz surface market.

According to the company HybriQ uses a new hybrid formulation of mineral raw materials with equal or better performance than quartz, synthetic minerals and materials of a recycled origin. This makes it possible to reduce the use of crystalline silica in the composition of Silestone by 50 percent, achieving a reduction of up to 90 percent for some colors. With this new composition, Cosentino creates Silestone with the same mechanical and technical performance, maintaining all quality and hygiene certifications and an appearance that retains its timeless beauty while also providing new design possibilities, in-depth translucency and blurring effects.

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Arizona Tile Opens Tempe Quartz Distribution Location

Posted on 07 April 2021 by cradmin

Arizona Tile has opened its newest facility: Tempe Quartz Distribution. This facility houses corporate office spaces for eight departments and nearly 100,000 sq. ft. of space solely dedicated to quartz storage.

At an impressive 120,000 sq. ft., Arizona Tile’s Tempe Quartz Distribution center is the largest quartz slab facility in Arizona. The new facility and its adjacent Slab Outlet, plus the existing Tempe location, encompass 22 acres in total. While the bulk of the square footage in the new facility is used for storing endless selections of quartz products, there is ample space for Trade Show setup, sample board production, and bulk stock of porcelain tile.

Prior to opening the new Tempe Quartz Distribution facility, Arizona Tile’s corporate departments were spread throughout several buildings. The new location now provides the means for entire departments to be in close proximity to one another, facilitating a better sense of unity and collaboration. Modern, functional workspaces support productive employees in comfortable spaces. Apart from being conducive to healthy productivity, the interior spaces of the Tempe Quartz Distribution facility are tastefully designed using beautiful, quality, Arizona Tile products.

The opening of Arizona Tile’s Tempe Quartz Distribution Center highlights the growing list of Arizona Tile’s distribution facilities, adding to the existing Jurupa Valley, Calif. and La Porte, Texas locations. Each distribution facility increases the volume of inventory Arizona Tile has available, thereby ensuring there is ample material on-hand. The Jurupa Valley location also stores quartz, fully utilizing the 80,000 sq. ft. warehouse. The La Porte, Texas location features an impressive 150,000 sq. ft. facility, with with the capacity to store 70,000 slabs and 2.5 million sq. ft. of tile. La Porte is also home to 150,000 sq. ft. of outdoor storage.

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Wilsonart Debuts Quartz Calacatta Collection

Posted on 04 March 2021 by cradmin

Wilsonart’s Quartz Calacatta Collection made its official debut at KBIS. This premium Wilsonart Home offering features unique designs inspired by Calacatta marble, derived from Italy’s Carrara region. Available in an array of designs with vibrant whites and deep, elegant veining, the collection timelessly and effortlessly complements a wide variety of interiors.

According to the company the collection provides an environmentally sustainable choice while offering one of the world’s most sought-after marble looks.

Wilsonart Quartz is man-made, using state-of-the-art technology that gives architects, designers and homeowners color consistency throughout slabs, and allows for a beautiful installation. Furthermore, engineered quartz offers the best of both worlds: a coveted look combined with daily ease of maintenance and long-term durability.

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LOTTE Chemical Expands Production Capacity

Posted on 25 February 2021 by cradmin

LOTTE Chemical announced the addition of a third engineered-stone production line at its Belenco plant in Turkey. The expanded production volume of the Turkish plant supplements LOTTE’s Yeosu plant in South Korea. The combined capacity of the two facilities is 22 million sq. ft. per annum.

According to LOTTE, the $30M investment in the new production line will ensure a stable and secure global supply chain for its engineered-stone products. LOTTE’s Turkish facility’s proven manufacturing capabilities are complemented by distribution efficiencies through the port of Izmir and access to ample raw materials from a nearby stone mine.

Acquired by LOTTE in March 2019, Belenco is the largest manufacturer of engineered stone in Turkey. The plant is located in Turkey’s Manisa OIZ industrial complex, on the outskirts of the city of Izmir. Belenco utilizes state-of-the-art, Breton manufacturing technology; a process that produces high-quality, technologically advanced engineered-stone material for the building industry. LOTTE has been a licensee of Breton technology since 2018, utilizing the process in the development of its popular Cirrus Collection of quartz surfaces.

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Silestone by Cosentino Unveils Loft Series

Posted on 23 February 2021 by cradmin

Silestone by Cosentino unveiled The Silestone® Loft Series. Rooted in the industrial, the colors capture the essence of neighborhoods celebrated for their raw, purely urban beauty.

The Silestone Loft Colorways include:

  • Camden is inspired by one of London’s most influential alternative neighborhoods– beloved for its diversity, eclectic residents and vibrant art scene. A soft, delicate and consistent gray, with a fine grain and a very subtle white veining, Camden captures the natural wear and tear that gives cement its character.
  • Poblenou (pictured) serves as a nod to the epicenter of Barcelona’s industrial revolution, one of the city’s most modern and creative neighborhoods. Its warm shade of gray with subtle veining on a sandy background brings brightness– offering a comforting texture and familiar ambiance.
  • Seaport channels the peacefulness of the weather-worn docks found in the seaside district of lower Manhattan. Similar to a dark, worn cement, the subtle streaks of white blend perfectly in the background for the perfect touch of contrast.
  • Nolita, another New York-inspired creation, celebrates the avant-garde spirit and strong architectural identity that gave the neighborhood its distinctive character. Nolita is both elegant and industrial. Blended with shades of whites and light gray, it creates an elegant, fine line — free of strong contrasts.
  • Corktown captures both the light and shade of a Detroit neighborhood that grew up amidst steam, pistons and the sound of engines — one that has reaped prosperity, endured deterioration, and regenerated once more. As the most intense, solid and deep black of the Loft collection, its dark matte finish blends beautifully with intense brown touches.

Among the notable new features of the Silestone Loft Series is the debut of the innovative and exclusive HybriQ+ technology. This new production process and major leap in the evolution of the Silestone brand combines reused raw materials, along with 98 percent recycled water and 100 percent renewable energy. HybriQ+ technology also allows for the significant reduction of crystalline silica in the Silestone Loft Series surfaces. Instead, a hybrid formula made up of mineral and reused raw materials, such as recycled glass, is used. This new composition provides the material with a modern aesthetic and design features, while maintaining the beauty and quality of Silestone, as well as its 25-year warranty.

Additionally, this new generation of Silestone is designed with sustainability and respect for the environment in mind; a tremendous milestone made possible by more than three years of intense work by Cosentino Group’s Innovation and Product and Environment teams.

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LG Hausys Introduces New Viatera Colors & Virtual Showroom

Posted on 10 February 2021 by cradmin

LG Hausys and its Viatera quartz surface brand kicked off 2021 by introducing several new colors and a new virtual showroom during KBIS Virtual. Two new collections, the Viatera Urban Collection and Viatera Calacatta Collection, expand the brand’s total number of collection offerings from three to five. A new color has also been added to the existing Viatera Masterpiece collection.

The new Urban Collection debuts with two new colors: Metro and Gotham, both available in Brushed Finish. Metro consists of bright gray tones, ranging from light to medium that intermingle smoothly. Gotham combines stone-gray hues and whisper-thin neutrals in what the company describes as “a sleek and clean aesthetic that creates a sophisticated look.”

The new Calacatta Collection offers a bright, natural white background, intricate veining and large, elegant patterns. Calacatta Sol has a striking white appearance, fused with shades of gold in large-pattern veins and set upon a backdrop of warm twirling hues. Calacatta Plata features minimal, silver veining that dash in random fashion. The widely-spaced veins allow the color’s pristine white to show through, creating an unmistakably timeless look.

The Viatera Masterpiece Collection’s newest color addition is Adagio Gold. This tranquility-inspired color is designed with a soft yet brilliant base and features thin gold veins to create a sense of brightness. Nine colors are now featured within this venerable collection.

Each new Viatera color comes in a Jumbo II size slab of 63- by 130-in., which can accommodate larger layouts, including kitchen islands with fewer seams. They are available in 2cm and 3cm thickness and are backed by LG Hausys’ 15-year transferable warranty.

Additionally, kitchen and bath designers, builders and homeowners can view the new colors, and experience the entire Viatera brand offering, through LG Hausys’ new virtual showroom. With 360-degree views, it is accessible by computer, mobile phone or tablet device and provides an immersive experience.

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Vadara Unveils New Colors for 2021

Posted on 20 January 2021 by cradmin

Vadara Quartz Surfaces, a manufacturer of premium quartz surfaces, has added to its lineup six new fashion-forward color options. The new hues will make their debut at the 2021 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS Virtual) in February.

Inspired by the classic colors found in marble and quartzite, Vadara’s newest color options include the following:

  • Bella Dolce – a luminous bright white background with delicate brown and grey veining
  • Calacatta Fresco – a dimensional off-white and grey background with dynamic grey veining
  • Calacatta Oro – a dimensional off-white and grey background with dynamic brown and grey veining
  • Cascada Perla – a dimensional off-white and grey background with dynamic grey and white veining
  • Solano Bella – a dimensional off-white and grey background with delicate grey veining
  • Varenna (pictured above) – a luminous white background with delicate grey veining

According to the company, Vadara’s directional veined products are virtually indistinguishable from natural stone, while offering the strength, durability, resistance to staining and etching and minimal maintenance requirements for which quartz is known. A nonporous construction also provides antimicrobial properties, making quartz surfaces healthier and more hygienic than many other surface options.

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