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Antolini Presents New Exclusive Stone: Cristallo Roots

Posted on 07 January 2022 by cradmin4

Antolini has introduced its newest member of the Exclusive Collection, Cristallo Roots.

The comfortable and grounding hues of this natural quartz intertwine with veins which connect across the surface like the very namesake of this stone: the roots beneath the earth. Through colors, patterns, and design, this stone brings forth oneness in the most beautiful of displays. Cristallo Roots can be backlit to further intensify the melodic effects of this material.

Antolini’s natural stone designs each stand for unconstrained stylistic freedom. With worldwide exclusivity over the 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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Cambria Introduces Inverness Collection

Posted on 13 December 2021 by cradmin

Cambria, a Minnesota-based, family-owned manufacturer of quartz surfaces, recently released its newest collection of designs. The Inverness™ designs feature innovative technology and gently textured debossing throughout the veining. The four new designs in the collection are inspired by forces of nature that change the landscape. Featuring debossed veining and gently textured compositions, these designs capture the beauty of disruptions in nature.

The Inverness Collection consists of:

  • Inverness Cobalt – Stormy-blue veins with subtle flares fracture a cool white canvas.
  • Inverness Gold – Molten gold veins fracture a cool white canvas.
  • Inverness Bronze – Deep bronze veins with rosy undertones fracture a cool white canvas.
  • Inverness Platinum – Soft charcoal veins scattered with hints of silver fracture a cool white canvas.

According to the company Cambria quartz surfaces are distinctively durable, nonabsorbent and easy to maintain. The company also backs its products with robust service and support and a transferable Full Lifetime Warranty.

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Vadara Debuts New Brand Experience with Updated Website

Posted on 24 November 2021 by cradmin

Vadara Quartz Surfaces, a manufacturer of artisan, handcrafted quartz surfaces, has debuted a new brand experience and accompanying website. The multi-faceted approach showcases the artistry of the natural world and is conveyed through the company’s new tagline, “We move mountains to bring spaces to life.” 

The brand’s collections are organized on the website according to the following themes, which weave throughout the brand story:

  • Threads of Nature – Dramatic designs and dynamic patterns
  • Ebbs and Flows – Flowing lines and subtle contrasts found only in nature
  • Divine Natural Majesty – A sense of still beauty in ethereal patterns
  • Infusions – A striking blend of natural patterns and divine backgrounds
  • Hidden Inspiration – Experimental and unique designs

Vadara’s mission is to create a bridge between the Earth’s majestic natural spaces and the company’s unique approach to crafting surfaces. According to the company this will inspire homeowners and designers to elevate their interiors from functional places into promising spaces of possibilities with Vadara’s diverse quartz surfaces.

The functional and visually pleasing website offers improved navigation which enables website visitors to preview and sort the brand’s collections, colors, patterns and styles according to tone, background color, vein color, thickness and special features such as book matching.

To learn more about the new Vadara website visit www.vadaraquartz.com.

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MSI Presents Latest Quartz Long-Vein Marble Looks

Posted on 16 November 2021 by cradmin

MSI introduced the latest in long-vein marble looks with its Calacatta Collection. This selection of long-vein marble looks includes everything from thick to thin and colors ranging from icy white to midnight black.

A sampling of the collection includes the following designs:

Calacatta Arno Quartz – a beautiful marble-look Calacatta quartz that features a warm white backdrop enhanced by thin gray veins highlighted with lovely gold accents. Unlike natural marble that succumbs to water spots and stains, the white coloring on this engineered surface will stay bright thanks to the nonporous surface.

Calacatta Miraggio Gold Quartz – a crisp white background and elegant golden brown veining. This stunning quartz features MSI’s exclusive Lumaluxe formulation, enhancing how light interacts with the marble-like surface for genuinely eye-catching results. Calacatta Miraggio Gold is available in 2cm and 3cm slabs.

Calacatta Valentin Quartz – a warm white two-toned marble look background with subtle gold veins and a polished finish. Available in 2cm and 3cm slabs for design and installation flexibility.

Calacatta Versailles Quartz – a unique two-toned background in cool gray and white is unlike any quartz in the market. Calacatta Versailles resembles the look of natural stone but has the ease of maintenance and durability of quartz. The quartz is available in 2cm and 3cm slabs.

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Cambria Launches New Quartz Designs

Posted on 27 October 2021 by cradmin

The latest design launch from Cambria added four new quartz surface designs. The new designs combine warm base colors with bold, shimmering veins. Defined by dynamic earth tones, rich burgundies, and sophisticated grays, these new designs demonstrate the enduring beauty that newfound energy can create.

According to the manufacturer, these new designs were inspired by the concept of momentum and forward-moving energy. Summer Kath, executive vice president and head of design for Cambria stated, “Momentum can be a really energizing force that stirs us into action, allowing us to see things differently and venture down new paths, often arriving at beautiful places. The tonality in these designs is truly unique, and we can’t wait to see how they invigorate residential and commercial environments in totally new ways.”

The new designs presented include:

  • Notting Hill – burgundy veins on a white canvas, creating a warm surface with a slight shimmer
  • Cashel – burgundy veins fracture across a warm white background with shading of tan accents
  • Hermitage – delicate, heavily applied gold veins in varying shades
  • Clare – a modern design aesthetic, with bright white veins on versatile gray background

All four designs are available in jumbo slab sizes, measuring 132- by 65.5- in., with a choice of 2- or 3-cm thicknesses, Cambria Matte or high-gloss finishes, and a wide variety of edge profile treatments.

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MSI Opens New Showroom & Distribution Center

Posted on 12 October 2021 by cradmin4

M S International, Inc. (MSI) has opened a new showroom and distribution center in St. Louis, Mo. The new 64,000 sq. ft. facility, located at 2067 Westport Center Dr. in St. Louis, will serve commercial and residential markets in Missouri. “We are expanding into new markets rapidly, and I’m excited Missouri is part of MSI’s growth strategy,” said MSI Missouri’s Branch Leader, Benjamin Cardelli.

The new facility presents products developed around lifestyles, trends and budgets. It is complete with a state-of-the-art indoor slab area featuring Q Premium Natural Quartz and Natural Stone, as well as products like Everlife LVT and Arterra Porcelain Pavers.

The slab viewing area features more than 300 different colors of Quartz, granite, marble and other natural stones. Also on display is a designated quartz gallery to showcase the Q Premium Natural Quartz collection. The lineup features more than 100 colors in an array of finishes, such as matte, concrete and polished.

The Missouri showroom welcomes walk-ins by trade professionals and consumers.

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Corian Design Unveils New Quartz Colors

Posted on 06 October 2021 by cradmin

Corian® Design launched eight new colors for its Corian Quartz Portfolio for interior spaces and architecture. Additionally, two existing colors are now available in a leathered finish. Corian Design has also unveiled a new, low sheen matte finish. These colors of Corian Quartz are commercially available, with the full color palette now including approximately 50 colors.

The new colors are divided into several unique collections; Cements, Darks, and two standalone colors, as well as new leathered finishes of polished colors.

Additional information about the new colors include:

Cements – Inspired by a rugged industrial style yet refined with a subtle matte finish, the colors were designed to stand on their own or to be paired with other industrial-inspired looks in Corian® Solid Surface and Corian® Endura™ high-performance porcelain, to create a multi-material design.

  • Neutral Cement (matte finish) – Industrial in inspiration, warm and comfortable in execution, the light beige color lifts the visual weight and quiets the patterning within.
  • Carbon Cement (matte finish) – A bold industrial statement, the almost black hue with bold monochromatic movement offers a darker option for dramatic design.

Leathered – Part of the growing leathered collection, these leathered aesthetics stand on their own or can be coordinated with their glossy counterparts.

  • Ashen Gray Leathered (leathered finish) – A leathered version of a top-selling polished color with subtle veining on a light gray background.
  • Stratus Leathered (leathered finish) – A leathered version of a top-selling polished color with quiet touches of gray and beige on a cream background.

Dark – Available in matte and polished finishes, these aesthetics are designed to lift black from a classic color to an extraordinary presence.

  • Ironstone (matte finish) – Dark, warm gray with fine white veins, which invokes subtle strength.
  • Night Soapstone (matte finish) – Threadlike white veins on a black background, for those looking for a soapstone look with the durability of Corian Quartz.
  • Black Goldstone (polished finish) – Fine gold-colored veining on a deep black background, a surface that gleams with presence.
  • Tahitian Sand (polished finish) – A confident and strong polished monochromatic surface with ultra-fine grains.

Alabaster Terrazzo (polished finish) – Mid-century inspired with unique, light-catching translucent quartz crystals, the distinct, premium Terrazzo aesthetic adds style and whimsy to any design space.

Beige Royale (polished finish) – Warm subtle patterning, muted veins and particles create a surface that embraces multiple styles and design possibilities.

The company states that Corian Quartz is made with high-quality quartz crystals and is a durable, stain resistant, high-performance surface that survives the impact of daily wear and tear while retaining its good looks. Offering design flexibility in a wide range of vibrant colors, Corian Quartz is suitable for countertops, bars, backsplashes and other applications.

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Caesarstone Connect™ is a true differentiator in our industry and is already proving to be a valuable sales tool for retailers, helping to simplify the design process, drive sales and enhance customer experience and engagement.

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Caesarstone Launches Online Estimator/Project Management Tool: Caesarstone Connect

Posted on 29 September 2021 by cradmin

Caesarstone, a developer and manufacturer of engineered quartz surfaces, recently launched its new Caesarstone Connect™ platform. The company stated that this first-of-its-kind integrated online estimator and project management tool immediately delivers a detailed per square foot price quote (that includes material, fabrication and installation costs) and seamlessly connects projects to certified Caesarstone fabricators. The process can take just minutes and is available for any Caesarstone application including countertops, backsplashes, bathroom vanities and more, providing a consumer with transparent pricing within a detailed quote. It also empowers retailers and designers to provide customers with immediate, on-the-spot pricing for custom countertops.

According to the company Caesarstone Connect is a revolutionary way to help a consumer customize and purchase a fully installed Caesarstone surface, from inspiration to installation. Retailers simply input measurements and select from any of Caesarstone’s colors, edge details and other ancillary items to create a quote. Once the quote is accepted by the customer and converted to an order, it is sent directly to a certified Caesarstone fabrication partner who confirms measurements, fabricates and installs the Caesarstone surface.

The Caesarstone Connect online platform also manages the project from start to finish, so retailers can know the status of the project at any given point. Homeowners also receive frequent updates from the platform throughout the process. Workmanship is guaranteed via the Caesarstone certified fabricator network, and a dedicated team of specialists is always available to answer questions.

Caesarstone Connect has already launched in several U.S. market areas and is scheduled to be more widely available by fourth quarter 2021.

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MSI Adds New Colors to Q Premium Natural Quartz Collection

Posted on 12 August 2021 by cradmin4

MSI, a U.S.-based distributor of counter tops, flooring and tile, introduced new colors to Q™ Premium Natural Quartz Collection. Featuring cool tones with dramatic veining Carrara Breve, Calacatta Lavasa and Calacatta Azai are suitable for both residential and commercial applications.

Carrara Breve presents a warm white background and short gold and brown veins. Carrara Breve is a great addition to kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, or as an accent wall.

Calacatta Azai features a cool white background and dramatic natural-looking gray veins throughout. Calacatta Azai is made with MSI’s exclusive Lumaluxe formulation, enhancing how light interacts with the marble-like surface.

For a sleek, modern look, Calacatta Lavasa Quartz features a warm white background with short brown veins intermingled with long diagonal veins.

The Q™ Premium Natural Quartz Collection combines the look of marble with the durability and low maintenance of quartz and is available in 2cm and 3cm slabs.

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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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