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OHM International Introduces AUREA STONE New Innovative Surfacing Product

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OHM International Introduces AUREA STONE New Innovative Surfacing Product

Posted on 22 December 2016 by cradmin

aurea stoneOHM International, historically an importer and wholesaler of quality natural stone products, has introduced AUREA STONE, a second-generation quartz surfacing.

Aurea Stone is being billed as Quartz 2.0 because of its realistic match to natural marble. The high-definition look of this quartz surfacing provide for its sharp, clean, tight lines of movement. It also has a translucent quality that allows for depth in soft subtle undertones of color that allow for its realistic marble look. It offers very bright whites and a grainless surface that result in solid light reflection and shine.

The material is nonporous, making it highly stain-resistant, easy to clean and exceedingly hygienic for food preparation. This durable surface is also etch-, scratch- and heat-resistant.

Slabs are jumbo sized at 3cm thick and 126 by 63 in. The material comes in seven marble-like colors/patterns: Paragon, Venatino Sfumato, Phidias, Calacatta Dinergy, Lincoln, Etched and Epitome. AUREA STONE comes with a 15-year warranty. For more information, visit www.ohmintl.com/aureastone/.

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Akrilika Launches AQ Stone Quartz Surfacing Series

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Akrilika Launches AQ Stone Quartz Surfacing Series

Posted on 18 November 2016 by cradmin

akrilikaRussian-based supplier Akrilika introduced AQ Stone – а new line of quartz surfacing material that features marblelike aesthetic and vast veining, flowing through each design. The new products are distinguished by a dynamic combination of natural beauty and performance as demanded by the discerning customers.

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Fabricator Profile: KAT Fabricators Stays Organized

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Fabricator Profile: KAT Fabricators Stays Organized

Posted on 14 October 2016 by CRadmin2

product-main-granite-largeKAT Fabricators is known as “your source for custom countertops” in the Dallas, Tex., area, and the company prides itself in keeping highly organized at all times. In fact, because the company does such a high volume of sales with big-box stores, such as Home Depot and Lowe’s, staying organized is a crucial element in maintaining customer relationships and honoring schedules.

Because KAT Fabricators does the majority of its business on the wholesale level, there is no need to maintain a showroom, and attention can be given to production and customer service. Stepping into the modest office, the company is all business. The customer-service department operates just behind the front door, and a few of the desks include state-of-the-art computer systems with dual monitors, which help to schedule up to 10 jobs each day with a high degree of accuracy.

Walking straight back through the office leads to the stone shop, which was originally dedicated to solid surface fabrication but now accommodates granite and engineered stone. Offering a wider variety of materials allows KAT Fabricators to act as a one-stop shop for dealers and builders with an assortment of jobs.

On the other side of the stone shop, is an open yard for warehousing slabs and remnants, and the solid surface shop is just past this. As of 2010, KAT Fabricators was using a CNC machine for sink holes while an advanced straight-line edger does most of the heavy work.

KAT Fabricators constantly and consistently works on improving efficiency and providing service and quality that surpasses that of the competition. This allows them to set competitive pricing without having to rely on low prices to gain new business.

Read more of this Fabricator Profile here: Tour of KAT Fabricators in Dallas

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Tenax Introduces Quartz Shield

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Tenax Introduces Quartz Shield

Posted on 10 October 2016 by CRadmin3

tenax-quartz-shieldTenax introduced Quartz Shield, a new sealer for quartz and engineered stone. Quartz Shield is water based and acts as a water and oil repellent for polished, honed and brushed surfaces. According to the company Quartz Shield provides excellent stain proof power and is approved for food contact in accordance with EC Regulation 1935/2004.
The company states that the product is ready to use and requires no dilution and is easy to apply. The product is applied to a dry, clean surface using a clean cloth in a circular motion. Let Quartz Shield absorb for five minutes and then remove the excess.
You may also be interested in this article about transparent flowing stone glue by Tenax.

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GranQuartz Offers New Edge Polishing Tools

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GranQuartz Offers New Edge Polishing Tools

Posted on 17 August 2016 by cradmin

GranQuartz edge finishing wheelsGranQuartz Offers two new edge polishing combo wheels. The ProSeries Fusion Combo Wheels available from GranQuartz are designed for single pass edge finishing on both bullnose and straight edge profiles. Suitable for Park Industries’ Velocity machines for both granite and engineered stone, they are 130 or 150mm in diameter with Snail Lock Connections. The second ProSeries wheels, the NTR2Combo, are made for made in the same sizes and for the same uses, but on backsplash machines. Best flat, it can be used for round profile polishing and requires very low pressure, reducing stress on spindle heads.

You may also be interested in this video displaying a variety of different edge profiles.

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Vadara Quartz Surfaces Launched by U.S. Surface Warehouse

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Vadara Quartz Surfaces Launched by U.S. Surface Warehouse

Posted on 15 June 2016 by cradmin

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Carrara is one of 24 colors in U.S. Surface Warehouse’s new Vadara Quartz Surfaces

U.S. Surface Warehouse, supplier of Livingstone solid surface, launched a line of quartz surfacing designed to have a natural look monikered “Vadara.” The company’s Los Angeles distribution facility is now open and serving fabricators in the Southern California market. The material offers a line of colors and patterns across four collections, each containing six colors for a total of 24. The Santorini, Toledo, Paris and Milan Collections feature a spectrum of options from earthy tones, to marblesque colors to grays, whites and dark options ranging from more traditional looks to veined tones. The product is priced to be very affordable, according to the company.

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Caesarstone Adds to Classico and Supernatural Quartz Collections

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Caesarstone Adds to Classico and Supernatural Quartz Collections

Posted on 10 June 2016 by cradmin

caesarstone _Symphony_GreyCaesarstone launched eight new colors as part of its Classico and Supernatural collections. They are: Symphony Grey (pictured here), with streaming light and dark tones and diagonal lines and veining; Urban Safari, with a khaki tone and spanning diagonal veins; Cosmopolitan White, a whirlpool of streaming shades with diagonal lines and veining; Taj Royal, with creamy hues and delicate veins; Vivid White, the company’s purest shade of white; Nobel Grey, a light grey with swirls of dark grey and creamy hues; Statuario Maximus, a marble-inspired design with broad shades of grey veins across a white base; and Tuscan Dawn, a bold brown with vanilla strokes.

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Artisan Group Launches Aventine Quartz Line

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Artisan Group Launches Aventine Quartz Line

Posted on 08 June 2016 by cradmin

Artisan group Aventine QuartzArtisan Group, a North American group of 35 countertop fabricators, launched its exclusive Aventine Quartz line with 23 colors. The color palette is contemporary with whites such as Luxe, Glacial and Titanium White; grays like Concrete, Graphite and Sage Honed; and veined marbles like Calacatta Aventine, Toffee and Vogue. Aventine joins the group’s offerings of Artisan Stone Collection granite and marble, Saratoga Soapstone and Heritage Wood countertops.

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Tenax Quartz Toner Approved for Food Contact in Europe

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Tenax Quartz Toner Approved for Food Contact in Europe

Posted on 02 May 2016 by cradmin

2016-02-Quartz TonerTenax Quartz Toner has been approved for food contact in accordance with the European rule 90/128 ECC. The toner is both a stone color enhancer and premium grade sealer. Quartz Toner is a surface treatment that can be used to enhance quartz, engineered and agglomerate stones, according to the company. This product is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, and stone color will not change when exposed to sunlight. It also works for matching the edge of the stone with the surface polish, along with disguising small scratches, reports the supplier.

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Cosentino Launches New Dekton Compact Sintered Surface Products

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Cosentino Launches New Dekton Compact Sintered Surface Products

Posted on 18 March 2016 by cradmin

Dekton Blaze XGLOSS kitchenCosentino launched 10 new colors in its Dekton Ultra Compact Sintered Surface line, including four in a new ‘XGLOSS’ Series. This new series uses a nano-coating process to create a high, mirror-like reflectivity, reports the company. The XGLOSS colors are Blaze (pictured here), which has a gray mirrored look; Halo, a crystalline shiny white; Lumina, a highly reflective taupe; and Splendor, a subtle glossy gray. The six other Dekton colors, not in the XGLOSS Series, are In other series were Aldem, which has a grey, weathered oak look; Bento, a neutral with graining variation; Blanc White, with a white concrete look; Gada, a cream-colored limestone-like pattern; Sarev, a more dramatic limestone-like color with veining and color variation; and Valterra, which has a hardwood maple look. All Dekton colors are very durable and resistant to stains and temperature shock. The are also UV-stable, making them suitable for both interior and exterior applications.

You may also be interested in this article on Neolith Compact Sintered Surfaces.

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