Cosentino, the global leader in the distribution and production of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, announces the opening of its Cosentino Tampa Center in Florida. This marks the brand’s latest expansion in Florida — also home to Cosentino’s Americas headquarters. This latest opening reflects the brand’s continued expansion in the U.S., which now makes up more than 60 percent of its global sales. The Center officially opened October 17, with a festive reception for Tampa’s architect, design and building community.

More than a showroom, the Tampa Center is designed to support, promote, and educate architects and designers by integrating distribution facilities with product display areas, meeting spaces for designers to bring clients, classrooms for continuing education, and fully functioning kitchens and event space for demonstrations. The centers create an interactive environment for architects, designers, distributors, and fabricators to fully experience the expansive offering of Cosentino products such as such as ultra-compact Dekton and Silestone, earn continuing education credits, attend expert seminars, and receive training and on new production techniques and innovations.

Tampa is the latest of 48 Cosentino Centers in North America. The 2,200 square-foot showroom, supported by an expansive 20,000 square-foot warehouse, boasts stunning kitchen areas and a gallery display of full slabs showcasing the latest colors. The Selection Center, a luminary of the Center experience, features a state-of-the-art LED sample viewing program complete with augmented reality technology so guests can envision Cosentino product in an array of applications. The Center’s expert team will offer personalized assistance and information to customers using interactive technologies that enhance the product selection and customization experience.

“With an estimated 300,000 new residents moving to Florida each year, Florida’s construction and development market is growing exponentially,” said Eduardo Martinez-Cosentino, CEO of Cosentino North America and EVP Global Sales, Cosentino Group. “Tampa makes up a substantial part of that growth. Expanding our footprint to Ellenton with the Cosentino Center and a warehouse allows us to better serve the Southwest Florida area, and the exciting opportunities this new market presents.”

As a family-owned business with its world headquarters in Almeria, Spain, Cosentino Group has long been the trusted surfacing brand in Europe and continues to strengthen its global presence. The opening of the Cosentino Tampa Center reflects the company’s overarching strategy to strengthen its position as the surfacing leader in the United States.