ECO™ by Cosentino is a durable surface made of 75% recycled content composed of post-industrial or post-consumer materials and is bound by an environmentally friendly resin which comes in part from corn oil. ECO by Cosentino is also an ideal substitute for natural or engineered stone.
Hanwha Surfaces offer a broad array of colors and textures of quartz surfaces. In fact, they offer comprehensive surfaces solutions - with products that can be designed for use on the floor, wall and counter tops. All of the products currently in the HanStone Quartz product line are reflected below.
Comprised of 93% natural quartz, CaesarStone Quartz Surfaces and Countertops offer the ultimate combination of form and function, allowing for a diverse, durable, and practical countertop surfacing material. With its stain, scratch, and heat-resistant properties, CaesarStone is an ideal choice for care-free countertops.
CaesarStone's unique ingenuity and ability to influence trends can be captured in a remarkable new lineup of surfaces that push the boundaries of creativity. The Color Expression '09 Collection offers an impressive recycled line, a new matte-hammered texture, and the first and only black metallic-accent surface.
Silestone is a compound made up of 94% natural quartz, which makes it extraordinarily hard and resilient. This is the one and only countertop made of quartz with antimicrobial protection, giving it hygienic properties that are not to be found anywhere else on the market. It is an excellent surface for kitchen countertops, bathrooms, floors and wall cladding.
In addition, Silestone comes in a variety of different shades of color, offering a number of decorative possibilities from a single kitchen countertop to projects throughout the home. Silestone is an investment for the future. Silestone is forever.
Marble is made up primarily of Calcite and works beautifully in bath areas where the subtle veining patterns and colors that appear can be used to create exquisite designs. Marble is sensitive to acids and acidic foods such as vinegar, lemons, tomatoes, wine as well as aggressive cleaning products which can and will etch the finish on marble countertops.
Granite, one of the hardest natural materials known to man, is composed primarily of quartz, feldspar and mica. The stone is quarried in large blocks which are then cut into slabs and polished. Granite is being used for all sort of building applications. Its bullet-proof characteristics coupled with incredible natural beauty make it a wonderful choice for a host of residential applications. We are the premier choice for custom granite countertops in Charlotte.
Engineered stone products are primarily—more than 90 percent—made of natural quartz, the hardest non-precious stone, bound together by resins. On the other hand, granite is only about 40 percent to 60 percent quartz; the rest is made up of softer minerals and impurities. Engineered stone products require less maintenance than granite because they are non-porous. For example, they don't have to be sealed periodically. Their impervious surface provides more stain and bacterial resistance than granite.
"Textures are the new Color". This quote presented to us by Antolini Luigi in Verona, Italy who, without question, is the barometer of the Natural Stone Industry. We recently purchased a GMM Sirio Bed Polisher which allows us to texture any Granite, Marble, Travertine, Limestone and even Quartz surface in your choice of texture.
Cadenza Granite & Marble 841 Biscayne DriveConcord, NC 28027 Tel: (704) 788-2744Fax: (704) 788-2758