Product round-ups and reports on stone alternatives such as quartz, thin porcelain tile (TPT), other products consisting of recycled material and products that include at least some man-made components.
Large-format materials — commonly referred to as “ultra compact surfaces,” which generally span the height of an average-sized grade school student — have been growing in popularity over the last several years.
When designing his new 2,500-square-foot home up in the mountains of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, longtime woodworker, Jason Good, wanted to create a space that was both contemporary and functional.
A trio of bathrooms in a Texas home was remodeled using a palette of neutral colored tiles, complemented by earth tone-colored mosaics and quartz surfacing, to provide more space for each family member
In the prestigious community of Gig Harbor, WA, a variety of Caesarstone quartz, accented by woods and concrete, was recently utilized to create a retro contemporary home, which incorporates modern elements and rustic touches.
Silestone, a world leader in quartz surfacing, was recently selected by Sotheby’s New York to create bars and tables to be used during a series of exclusive events leading up to its prestigious Contemporary, Modern and Impressionist art sales held during the month of June.
In recent years, the popularity of quartz surfacing has escalated to new heights. Advances in technology allow quartz manufacturers to continually develop new colors as well as products that replicate the aesthetic of natural stone. The following is just a selection of the numerous quartz product offerings available today.
Date: March 31, 2015