Quartz surfacing continues to gain momentum in both residential and commercial design. Advances in technology are resulting in collections that mimic the aesthetic of a variety of natural stone varieties. In particular, the look of white marble continues to be all the rage. Designers and homeowners alike are selecting these products for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, reception desks and more for their appearance and durability. In recent years, more quartz manufacturers have joined the marketplace – further expanding the selection of quartz surfacing material that is available. The following is showcase of some of the many new quartz introductions that are available to consumers.
AUREA STONE – QUARTZ 2.0
With its new quartz technology, Aurea Stone has perfected the white marble quartz. A new generation – Quartz 2.0, it is a quartz with high-definition character movement as evident in its sharp, clean and tight lines. It also possesses translucency equivalent to match real marble and has a grainless surface, resulting in better light reflection and higher shine making it one of the brightest and whitest on the market. All these advancements are possible through Phi technology.
EXCAVA – CAESARSTONE
Part of the new Caesarstone Metropolitan Collection, Excava attains, for the first time in quartz, an authentic look of rust and concrete. Deep auburns, chestnuts and coppers sweep across an unpolished canvas. The surface’s excavated look and feel were inspired by the intriguing manufacturing patinas of casting and oxidizing. The bold and dynamic visual presence has a warming effect and complements a wild or urban aesthetic. Find sophistication when paired with matte finishes, taupe tones and mahogany.
CALACATTA LUNA – CITRINE QUARTZ STONE
Citrine Quartz Stone’s Calacatta Luna Stock #105, like all the company’s product lines, is 94% natural quartz and 6% resin. It makes it is easy to maintain because the dense concentration of quartz leaves no room for pores; it will not absorb bacteria or mildew that can cause allergies and even asthma. You will never have to seal a Citrine Quartz Stone as it keeps its luminous shine for life. According to the company, its product lines are practically indestructible and created for high-traffic areas and families on the go.
ETERNAL CALACATTA GOLD BY COSENTINO
Eternal Calacatta Gold is a color made up of a white background through which elegant, wide gray highlights are interspersed with unexpected golden glints. Eternal Calacatta Gold, with its eternal distinguished appearance, pays homage to a marble which has been held in high esteem since ancient times.
Silestone® Eternal by Cosentino is a dazzling, new range of colors which pay homage to the most sought-after exotic marbles in the natural stone sector. Aesthetics and functionality are fused together in a proposal designed for even the most demanding projects.
TOPZSTONE GRAPHICS – GUIDONI
The new Topzstone Urban Marble Collection from Guidoni presents surfaces inspired by the aesthetic of natural marble, with an elegant and cool lifestyle. In an interpretation of natural sophistication of marble, Graphics has large gray seams that intersperse with gold features, creating an elegant cascading surface that stands out from the subtle neutral base. The collection’s portfolio has slabs that bring together the purity of quartz and state-of-the-art technology, which results in perfect finishes, greater durability and resistance to scratches, stains and bumps. The product is also practical and easy to maintain, use and clean.
BOUTIQUE COLLECTION – HANSTONE QUARTZ
The Boutique Collection is the first to be created on HanStone Quartz’s second production line featuring the world’s most advanced Breton technology. Using robotic arms, the new equipment is able to create soft deep veining and movement that closely mimics the appearance of natural stone. These new colors provide the same combination of stunning beauty and strength that has become the standard, making HanStone Quartz a preferred choice for architects, designers and consumers throughout the world. Nonporous, resistant to heat, stains and scratches, these designs are the perfect solution for both residential and commercial applications.
CALACATTA LAGO – MSI
MSI's exclusive Q Premium Natural Quartz™ Collection has earned accolades among industry movers and shakers for its style-savvy marble and natural stone looks. And now, MSI has added to the slew of on-trend Q quartz colors and styles to choose from. Including the deep and mysterious Calacatta Lago. With rich veining and a dusky gray palette, this Calacatta Lago’s handsome looks are a sure conversation starter.
QUANTRA – POKARNA
Quantra by Pokarna is an engineered surface with superior performance and art in stone. The Indian brand has been among the global exporters of premium quality of surfaces with great design and performance. The company has its roots in fashion and is an OEM for several renowned brands across the globe.
The latest collection by Quantra has found its calling in Renaissance and showcases revolutionary designs which have the ability to elevate your kitchen space by leaps and bound.
This one is referred to as Bianco Venatino - a minimalistic yet sophisticated design.
CALACATTA VOGUE – POLARSTONE
Polarstone introduces a new quartz product line called Pure Surfaces with superior technical properties, finish and design. Remaining a premier marble design quartz surface by improving its product has been the company’s focus. Featured here is Calacatta Vogue 5117 with previously unattainable detail, translucency and background color. Significant improvements in flex strength and hardness will allow 13mm slabs to be fabricated and installed just like standard quartz surfaces. Color and vein through body slabs will allow for a variety of applications without having to miter exposed edges. Available in sizes 120 inches x 63 inches x 3cm, 2cm and 13mm.
HD QUARTZ WITH LUSTER TECHNOLOGY – TAB INDIA
Tab India has recently started manufacturing quartz/engineered stone slabs in its state-of-the-art facility in Hosur, India, near Bangalore, and has established a brand new plant and engineered a ‘High Density Quartz Technology.’ The product is unique, and the finishes stand out – whether it is polished, honed or satin. High-density quartz slabs, coupled with Tab’s “Luster Technology” for polishing, the slabs, distinguish themselves with their brilliant polish and luminosity. Tab’s brand new HD Quartz with Luster Technology is distributed through its distributors worldwide. A low VOC plant, with a very premium product.
DIRESCO QUARTZ – THE STONE COLLECTION
The only engineered quartz for interior and exterior use has just arrived at The Stone Collection. Made with BIO-UV composites and a vegetal resin, Diresco Quartz is ready to withstand the elements for your next outdoor project. The Belgian-made quartz slabs are stain, heat, scratch and UV-resistant and are suitable not only for outdoor applications but indoor as well, including countertops, backsplashes, tables, flooring and walls. Diresco is a Green Guard and Green Guard Gold certified product and is fully recyclable. Stop by any of The Stone Collection’s five showrooms in Arizona, Colorado, Texas or Utah, or visit the company’s website to learn more about this exciting new quartz product.
CALACATTA GOLD UNIVERSAL GRANITE AND MARBLE
Calacatta Gold is competitively priced to offer customers luxury material at an affordable cost. This extraordinary marble-like design features soft veining with hints of gold that glow throughout this immaculate surface. The durable properties of U|Quartz make Calacatta Gold an excellent choice for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities and interior wall/floor installations.
BIANCO ONYX – VADARA QUARTZ SURFACES
Light up any interior space with our translucent backlit collection. When lit, this cloudy finish shines with a cool bright appearance. Available nationwide in 1.5cm thickness, 55 x 120 inches.
GREYLAC – VICOSTONE
Greylac is the newest addition to Vicostone’s trendsetting Thunder Collection. Neutral-toned veins pop on a shining white marble-look quartz surface. Greylac is certified GreenGuard Gold for use in schools and healthcare facilities, certified by NSF International for food safety and built with authentic Bretonstone® technology. It is available now in 3cm and 2cm slabs sized 119 x 56 inches from our U.S. showrooms.
CANDY – WEST QUARTZ
“Candy” is among three new one-of-a-kind colors introduced by West Quartz, which each take their inspiration from art instead of nature. West Quartz offers limited-edition selections and small batch custom designs. Candy is the most colorful quartz on the market. Like a vibrant impressionist painting, the exciting hues of Candy will add life to any project.
Have a color or pattern idea you would like to see made into a quartz slab for your project? Contact West Quartz to make your idea a reality.
In addition to the company’s groundbreaking new designs, West Quartz features a full palette of the most popular modern colors and patterns.
CARRARA CLASSIC – WORLD ROCKS
World Rocks India is now manufacturing world-class quality quartz with Breton polishing and finish. There are 22 colors to choose from in sizes that range from 126 x 63 inches to a super jumbo size of 137 x 77 inches. Visit the company’s website for more information.