Current Obsessions!

What’s catching your eye these days!

 

Rustic Décor

Welcome to the dark side! Darker kitchens, natural woods and raw rustic decor is coming back strong.  We love the idea of bringing the outdoors in.  Rustic decor not only brings warmth to any space but it adds a timeless touch.  And really, who wouldn’t be charmed by the cozy textures of nature.

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Bronze

Have you met Bronze yet? It’s the new metal of 2018!  Also known as brass & copper’s more neutral and calm cousin. If you love working with metals but prefer more of a subtle scream then bronze will be your go to.

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That’s so Millennial, Millennial Pink that is!

Even though Pantone named rose quartz color of the year in 2016, we’re still digging it in 2018! Plus now more than ever you see more and more shades of pink working its way into home décor! It’s a happy color that you can have fun with!

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The thrill of plants!

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  1. the latest and greatest accessory to any space

“Forget the accent pillow, get a plant!”

Ok this has to be the easiest and most inexpensive way to not only add color but glamour to any interior! Are you sold yet? If not, you’re about to be!

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terrazzo everything duh …

Not to be bias, but yes we are digging Terrazzo more than ever! Besides being a great flooring option we love everything terrazzo that we’re seeing – from pillows to jewelry, etc…

Hey even the Parr family’s new home in the Incredibles 2 movie features terrazzo flooring.  “Oooooo, this house is so fabulous, we’re gonna be putting terrazzo everywhere,” says Incredibles 2 art director Bryn Imagire.

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The Future is Here!

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Attention all marble haters!?! Ok, maybe that’s being a little too dramatic.  But for years the beauty of marble came with baggage – etching, staining and everything else was just part of the package.  Until now, Antolini Italy developed a revolutionary new treatment called Azerocare, in other words a lifesaver for all marble lovers! 

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When it comes to perfecting and showcasing natural stone, Italian stone manufacturer Antolini stays committed to the development of new technologies and innovations. Azerocare is unlike anything you have ever seen.  It effectively makes a porous stone non-porous. It’s the first of its kind to give polished marbles, onyxes and specialty stones full protection from etching and staining caused by contact with acid-based food elements.

Antolini’s top secret development is unlike anything else.  Keep in mind this is not a sealer, it’s the first of its kind factory process. It does not have to be reapplied every few months or years, this is the first permanent treatment done during the cutting and prepping of slabs.

Maintenance? What maintenance. No need for harsh chemical cleaners or special polishes, refer to the good old reliable soap and water technique.  Azerocare slabs also have bacteriostatic properties, which mean that bacteria are stopped from reproducing on the slab surface. 

 

 

 

 

 

Explore the entire Antolini Azerocare line here: https://bit.ly/2Jhfcr5

  

Grilling Season is Here!

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to fire up the grill. And if you’re the Martha Stewart of grilling you will appreciate this blog:

All About Outdoor Kitchens!

Capture The popularity of outdoor kitchens has been on the rise in recent years.  You now have more choices in appliances than ever.  More choices in appliances mean more choices in slabs. Are you ready for this, let your backyard turn heads! The key to a beautiful outdoor kitchen is durability.  Remember your outdoor cabinets and surfaces must withstand all weather conditions, whether you have four seasons or a heat wave all year long.  Make sure everything is recommended for exterior use.  Check out the following three options, which one is your favorite?

Quartz: Diresco Belgian Quartz

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Diresco Belgian Quartz now features BIO-UV Technology which not only makes the slabs environmentally friendly but suitable for outdoor use.  Diresco BIO-UV surfaces are composed of 93% natural quartz granulate, a mineral found in abundance throughout the world. The remaining 7% of content consists of resin and pigment.  Featuring only BIO based resins.  The resins are environmentally sound and vegetal in origin. (And who isn’t all about green nowasays!)

In the past, the impact of the sun and its damaging ultraviolet light has prevented quartz from being applied outdoors. Luckily, this dated constraint is no longer an issue when using Diresco quartz surfaces. With the new BIO-UV Technology the surfaces are equipped to yield optimum weather resistance.  The surfaces are exceedingly robust and will withstand the insidious creep of dampness, frost, and corrosion.​

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MULTIPLE FINISHES TO COMPLIMENT YOUR STYLE

Diresco BIO-UV surfaces come in either a Velvet, Polished or Anticato finish. The care and maintenance for these three finishes is incredibly simple and easy. The question is, what finish is most suitable for your design?

MULTIPLE THICKNESSES TO SUIT YOUR PROJECT

Diresco BIO-UV surfaces are available in large format, with a gaurenteed usable surface measurement of 125” x 61”. Our surfaces are available in 1.2cm, 2cm, and 3cm thicknesses. The combination of our large format slabs, multiple thicknesses, and multiple finishes provides significant design possibilities. Interior, exterior, countertop, vanity, floor, or cladding, Diresco has you covered. Dream big, hone your vision, and fall in love with your design.

Porcelain: Antolini Tech Slabs

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Porcelain slabs are quickly gaining popularity and becoming the material of choice.  And we can see why, aside from how simply stunning these slabs are – they are also durable, versatile and low maintenance.

The Antolini Tech Porcelain Collection Slabs are available in 10 new colors ranging in both polish and satin 1.2 slabs. The Antolini Tech Porcelain Collections Slabs are created by compacting material such as clays, feldspars, kaolin and quartz sands, baked in ovens at very high temperatures.  With the size of 63×126, the Antolini Tech slabs are suitable for most varied applications.

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Pyrolithic Stone: GEOLUXE

(*Please Check With Your T&M Rep for Local Availability)

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Right about now, you’re probably asking yourself what is Pyrolithic Stone!?  “Pyrolithic Stone” is 100% mineral-based material made from the patented GeoMimicry Forming Technology which enables realistic marble-like veins throughout slab body.   GEOLUXE has no porosity which makes it resistant to stain, scratching, high acid, low water absorption and easy to clean.

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DURABILITY

With zero percent resin component, GEOLUXE has no problem with UV and can be installed in both outdoor and indoor kitchens.

LOW MAINTENANCE

With very low porosity, just soap and water or a mild detergent is all required for daily maintenance.

HYGIENIC

With 100% of mineral based materials, GEOLUXE has low porosity and low water absorption which won’t draw any humidity from leftover food that can create harmful bacteria.

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Terrazzo, a Slam Dunk!

Have you filled out all your brackets? It’s that time of year! Today is the official start of March Madness! Who else gets a little excited about their favorite team playing? Anyone, Anyone?!  Whether you’re rooting for the Big 10, ACC or a mid major we hope you have one eye set on those beautiful terrazzo floors!

Stadiums, arenas, and ball parks play host to millions of visitors every year.  These venues are used in a variety of formats to host sporting events, concerts, conventions, as well as many other entertainment functions.  These facilities are relied upon to be flexible in order accommodate many different events.

To accommodate high volumes of visitors, stadiums are being designed with large areas of usable space. During events held at these arenas you can count on heavy foot traffic from all the activity of the spectators getting in and out of the facility, getting to their seats, and visiting the concession areas. There isn’t a better flooring option suited to handle this task than Terrazzo.

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Go Duke!
Duke Cameron Arena – Durham, NC
Terrazzo Contractors:David Allen Company

University of Michigan Crisler Center

Go Michigan!
University of Michigan Crisler Center
Terrazzo Contractor: Michielutti Bros

Auburn Arena

Go Auburn!
Auburn Arena – Auburn, AL
Terrazzo Contractor: Corradini Corp.,

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Go Kansas!
Allen Fieldhouse – Lawrence, KS
Terrazzo Contractor: Missouri Terrazzo Co.

Hit it out of the park with Durability

Many sports venues around the world have withstood the test of time serving as the home of its respective team for many years. Terrazzo proves to be the obvious choice with its functionality and performance surpassing those of other flooring systems. Terrazzo’s impeccable durability and strength are ideal for all the various high traffic areas found within sporting venues such as the concourses, hallways, rest rooms, suites, and vendor shops.

Renovations and additions are very common in these types of facilities as well. Other flooring systems such as vinyl tile have to be replaced frequently in these large, high traffic areas, while terrazzo stands the test of time usually outlasting the building itself. The initial cost of other flooring systems might appear to be more affordable, but don’t be fooled by an initial savings that will end up costing you more over the long haul.

 

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Go Michigan State!
Breslin Center – Lansing, MI
Terrazzo Contractor: Michielutti Bros.

 

Design Flexibility – A Winner for Creativity

One of the greatest characteristics of terrazzo is the expansive design flexibility. With limitless epoxy color possibilities and various aggregate selections this gives the owner/designer the ability to create “branding” in the venue by including team logos, mascots, or corporate sponsorships. The limitless design options also provide an opportunity to use the terrazzo flooring as way-finding for the patrons to locate exits, rest rooms, seating, or concessions.

Limited only by your imagination, the possibilities are endless in what you can portray through a floor.

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UCLA Pauley Pavillion
Terrazzo Contractor: Top End Constructors

 

Sustainability – Score LEED Points With Terrazzo

Terrazzo flooring was one of the original recycled products created centuries ago by workers utilizing waste chips from marble slab processing. Today, terrazzo LEED’s the way by offering terrazzo aggregates, binders and finished systems that can help your projects contribute to US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) credits, under the LEED Rating system, version 2.0.

  • Recycled Content — Terrazzo flooring may contain post industrial and post consumer recycled glass and or stone aggregate.
  • Local Regional Materials — Terrazzo is manufactured on-site which reduces waste and transportation costs. Also, an assortment of marble and glass aggregates are available from regional quarries across the country. Terroxy Resin Systems offers two regional manufacturing locations, providing a local source for projects within 500 miles of Chicagoland and Los Angeles areas.
  • Indoor Emitting Materials — Epoxy terrazzo is an inorganic based binder containing no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). Therefore, epoxy terrazzo will not threaten indoor air quality with potentially harmful off-gassing during or after the installation process.

Terrazzo’s Low Maintenance

As hotdog stands, souvenir stations & beer vendors are strategically placed throughout the concourses of stadiums and arenas, these are popular areas for fans to be hanging out during halftime or even in the middle of a double-play. Terrazzo flooring is seamless which is a “slam dunk” for multiple reasons. No seams allows for beverage carts and wheelchairs to move easily and smoothly from one end to the other. Seamless terrazzo flooring also allows for easy cleaning and sanitizing. Typical day to day maintenance only requires using a mop and a bucket of warm water. Terroxy Resin Systems Epoxy Matrix will not promote the growth of bacteria or fungus, helping to maintain sanitation and reduce the transfer of germs among spectators. The seamless feature of terrazzo floors eliminates the potential for dirt to build up in grout joints, making cleaning easy.

Bring your fans to their feet by adding terrazzo flooring to your next design.

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KFC-Yum Arena – Louisville, KY
Terrazzo Contractor: Rosa Mosaic & Tile Company

 Visit a Terroxy installation at a local stadium near you…

T&M has supplied millions of square feet of terrazzo in sports arenas throughout the country that include various combinations of designs, colors, and patterns. We invite you to see for yourselves the suitability terrazzo provides a stadium setting.

Allen Fieldhouse – Lawrence, KS*
Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, OK
Neyland Stadium – Knoxville, TN
Amsoil Arena – Duluth, MN*
Indiana University Basketball – Bloomington, IN
Reynolds Coliseum – Raleigh, NC
Amway Center – Orlando, FL
Indiana University Football – Bloomington, IN*
Saint Joseph University Field House – Philadelphia, PA
Auburn Arena – Auburn, AL*
Intrust Bank Arena – Wichita, KS*
Soldier Field – Chicago, IL
Bank of Oklahoma Arena – Tulsa, OK*
Iowa Event Center – Des Moines, IA
Target Field – Minneapolis, MN
Bobcats Arena – Charlotte, NC*
Kansas University Football Stadium – Lawrence, KS
United Center – Chicago, IL
Cameron Stadium – Durham, NC
Kenan Memorial Stadium – Chapel Hill, NC
University of Florida Stadium – Gainesville, FL
Citi Field – Flushing, NY*
KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY*
University of Michigan Stadium – Ann Arbor, MI
Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, PA
Lambeau Field – Green Bay, WI*
UNC Carmichael Auditorium – Chapel Hill, NC
Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore, MD
Verizon Center – Washington D.C.
Cowboys Stadium – Arlington, TX
Purdue University – Mackey Arena – West Lafayette, IN
WV University Practice Facility – Morgantown, WV
Evansville Arena – Evansville, IN
New Meadowlands – East Rutherford, NJ
Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY

*NTMA Honored Projects

 

And the award for Best of 2017 goes to: Quartz!

(And the crowd goes wild!)

Quartz: “I would like to thank Homeowners, Designers & Architects for all their love and support!”

Ok, maybe we got a bit too carried away, but each year we like to look back at the best sellers of the year and see what your favs were!

Did your favorite Quartz or Natural Stone make the list this year?

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All eyes were on Pearl by DIFINITI Quartz this year!
This versatile Quartz can make a strong statement all on its own
or be used to balance a busy décor.

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Viareggio by DIFINITI Quartz makes the top of the list again!
There must be something about those delicate grey veins.

Crestola is Calacatta Borghini Extra’s sista from another mista!

Crestola by DIFINTI Quartz is Calacatta Borghini Extra’s low maintenance sista from another mista!
This stunner mimics the beauty of a white marble to a tee.

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Have you ever seen Iceberg Quartzite Extra backlit?
If so, you know why it made the list. Absolutely Stunning!

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Torano made the list at number 5!
Surprise surprise another white marble lookalike! Who else is loving this trend?

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Does Bianca Perla ever not make the list!? The natural character and
soft veining found in this Quartzite can easily suit any design style from traditional to modern.

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Imperial Danby Extra made the list not only for its beauty but durability as well.
The absorption rate found in this marble is low, decreasing the risk of stains.

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Ending the list with this daring dark granite!
Hmmm looks like granite is making a comeback! Raven screams bold and edgy!

 

The Future is Ultra Violet!

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Who saw this coming? Pantone just announced Ultra Violet as the 2018 Color of the Year.  2017 was all about Greenary, the color of new beginnings & growth.  As we step into 2018, it’s the year of mystery, the unknown, the what’s to come.  Ultra Violet is a dramatic, provocative and thoughtful shade of purple; “it communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.’ -Pantone

“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.  Ultra Violet is the perfect example of what the world needs.  Stop worrying, stop debating.  Channel your inner 5 year old self, and get lost in the power of your imagination, get creative and explore the all the possibilities that 2018 has to offer.

Different shades of purple have always made a strong impact in design and décor but now more than ever you will notice Ultra Violet popping up anywhere and everywhere.  “As individuals around the world become more fascinated with this color and realize its ability to convey deep messages and meanings, designers and brands should feel empowered to use this color to inspire and influence.”

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Decorating with Ultra Violet

It’s easy to make a bold statement in any space by incorporating Ultra Violet.  Something’s very edgy and electrifying about this color.  Think dark and romantic, leather, velvet – wow are your creative juices spinning yet?  Go big or go home, right?

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On the other hand, Ultra Violet can be subtle too.  It’s an easy color to work with; it’s both a warm and cool tone, very versatile when it comes to décor.  It’s a great accent color, think wall color, striking purple couch, statement pillows and so on.

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Ultra Violet in any Space

Ultra Violet is a great statement color that can easily be incorporated into any space, both residential & business. Think Amethyst Precious Stone as a backsplash or a striking White Marble with intense violet veining like Greylac.

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Pinterest top 100 trends to try in 2018 recently came out and Terrazzo was among the list. Up 316% on the saves, Terrazzo is bigger then ever.  With endless design and color options that are available for terrazzo, why not incorporate this savvy purple shade.

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The enchanting purple is quickly making its way to the runways and the streets.  Ultra Violet becomes luxurious when paired with golds and metals.  While paired with greens and neutrals it evokes elegance.

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Ultra Violet is quickly becoming the it color in beauty.  Purple shades in hair continue to elevate street styles as a symbol of creative expression.  A touch of purple on the lip or lid is a sign of confidence, not an everyday look that’s for sure.

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Terrazzo: Plan Your Business From The Ground Up!

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When planning a business, great care is taken with every task in order to build a strong foundation. Care should also be take when selecting the building blocks of your business. Proper building materials transform the brick and mortar of a building into an office full of drive and creativity.  Design should begin where you step, with the selection of an office floor; and terrazzo is at the forefront of business flooring options.

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Tested Durability

Many offices around the world have withstood the test of time serving as the headquarters of a business for many years. Terrazzo proves to be the obvious choice with its functionality and performance surpassing those of other flooring systems. Terrazzo’s impeccable durability and strength are ideal for all the various high traffic areas found within fortune 500 business such as the entryways, hallways & restrooms. Terrazzo is a popular choice in new construction as well as in office renovations. Other flooring systems such as vinyl tile have to be replaced frequently in these large, high traffic areas, while terrazzo stands the test of time usually outlasting the building itself. The initial cost of other flooring systems might appear to be more affordable, but don’t be fooled by an initial savings that will end up costing you more over the long haul.

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Cost

Initial cost vs. life-cycle cost, don’t get caught in the trap of saving now to pay later. Less expensive flooring options like carpet and vinyl tile are not the right answer. During the lifetime of a building, the total cost of flooring may exceeds times the initial cost. With terrazzo systems, floors will typically last the lifetime of a building.

Air Quality

Terrazzo flooring is seamless and does not support the growth of bacteria, mold or mildew typically the cause of this concern.  Choose terrazzo and reduce the transfer of germs among colleagues, keeping staff safe and healthy.

Eco Friendly

Interested in sustainable design and building materials? Terrazzo flooring was one of the original recycled products, and today, terrazzo aggregates, binderes and finished systems can help your projects contribute to US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) credits, under the LEED Rating System, version 4.0.

Aesthetics

Avoid the tired finishes that haunt some offices.  Incorporate your business branding and colors into the floor; the rich color and flexible design elements can surpass nay other floor system.

Care

Requiring only a bucket of warm water and a mop, historically terrazzo has been the most easily maintained flooring option.  Now there are also ways to make it even easier. Eliminate the “Wax On, Wax Off” build-up that has added unnecessary dollars to terrazzo flooring.  Revolutionary finish systems have returned terrazzo maintenance to daily cleaning and periodic scrubbing.

Good things don’t just come in tiny blue boxes.

Have you ever received a gift from Tiffany’s? You don’t even have to open it, the box itself, that iconic Tiffany Blue puts a smile on your face.   Tiffany has turned their distinctive shade into an international icon of elegance and sophistication. “From the moment you set your eyes upon Tiffany’s cool and fresh aquatic blue shade, a color that speaks to vibrancy and escape, you are immediately transported into a world filled with luxury and delight.” –Pantone

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It’s no wonder the launch of Tiffany & Co’s new blue themed restaurant features Amazonite specialty stone.  You can find the unique turquoise hues of Amazonite throughout the walls of Blue Box Café.  They say turquoise is the color that can recharge ones spirits during times of mental stress and tiredness.  When focusing on the color turquoise, whether on a wall, clothing or décor you feel an instant calm, a gentle tuck of energy.

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For being a bright and vibrant color, turquoise is also versatile and comes in many different shades and tones.  When incorporating turquoise into your next project, consider the cousins: Aqua, Aquamarine & Teal.  Choose the version that best suits your personality and the vibe you want to go with.  There is no wrong choice, these are all great pick me up colors that are sure to to awaken your spirits.

Aqua

Closer to green than blue, aqua is refreshing and uplifting. It is creative and light-hearted, yet strong and individual.  Add a soft glow to any space especially great for brightening up a small area.

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Aquamarine

Enhancing creativity and inspiration, the color aquamarine calms and balances the mind and emotions.  Aquamarine is a vibrant eye catching color, one glace and you’ll be dreaming of a Caribbean vacation.

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Teal

A more sophisticated version of turquoise, teal signifies trustworthiness and reliability. It promotes spiritual advancement and commitment.  This chic hue can stand alone or be paired with any sister shades of blue.

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Ladies Choice

The ladies of T&M highlight their current obsessions!

Remodeling, updating or simply looking? Whether you’re a pro or it’s your first time, all these scenarios can be overwhelming and stressful.  How can they not be, especially with an endless amount of beautiful stones and tiles to choose from! So sit back, grab a coffee and see what the ladies of T&M are currently loving.

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Diane Collins - Design Consultant

Personal Style: Traditional with a pinch of spice

Everyday Necessity: My Starbucks Coffee

Holiday Traditions:  Shopping in the city followed by dinner at Harry Caray’s (yum)

Current Crush: Via Lattea Honed Granite! Have you seen these slabs? The contrast between the rich black and white veining makes these slabs stunning.

Who says kitchens have to be white on white? Make a bold statement with a dark countertop or backsplash.  Nothing screams drama better than that.  Remember you can always balance the dark countertops with light flooring or cabinetry.


Monika Tomaszkiewicz - Design Consultant

Personal Style: Chic & Modern

Everyday Necessity: My daily Target visits

Holiday Traditions:  Spending time with my family during the holidays while enjoying the 12 traditional Polish dishes! Of Course, followed by midnight mass and Christmas carols.

Current Crush:  Currently I am loving the vibrant colors found in Michelangelo Quartzite!  It’s the perfect stone to use if you want to add pizzazz to any space.

Mother Nature created some rare treats!  Making the stone the focal point can influence the overall tone of any space. 

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Maggie Palka - Design Consultant

Personal Style: Contemporary Modern

Everyday Necessity: My everyday phone calls with my dad

Holiday Traditions:  I always look forward to family gatherings around the holidays, nothing better than reminiscing on old memories.

Current Crush: Have you seen the new Antolini Tech Porcelain Collection?  Besides the slabs being gorgeous, I love how low maintenance and durable they are. Great for wall application!

Achieving a sleek & modern décor doesn’t have to break your budget!  The Antolini Tech Porcelain Collection is not only budget friendly but screams luxury!  


Margaret Stryszowski - Design Consultant

Personal Style:  Transitional with touch of traditional flavor

Everyday Necessity: A good hardy breakfast

Holiday Traditions:  Christmas tree decorating and baking cookies

Current Crush:  This is an excellent stone for any countertop or backsplash application.  I love Chalet in particular because of its unique beauty. Good job Mother Nature!

Dare to gray? Gray décor started off as a trend, but clearly made an everlasting mark. Both a neutral and a statement, it’s the perfect complement to any space.

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Calli

Calli Wright - Architectural Sales Rep

Personal Style:  Minimal + Classic

Everyday Necessity: Coffee!

Holiday Traditions:  There are so many!  However, it would not be Christmas without my family.  All of us getting together for three days under one roof –I look forward to it every year!

Current Crush:  Nothing can beat Calacatta Borghini.  Classic Beauty.

Calli couldn’t have said it better; this is a classic and timeless choice for any space!  With so many copy cat marble lookalikes, don’t forget the real OG!


Robbi Lopatka - Showroom Manager

Personal Style: Farmhouse/Rustic Style

Everyday Necessity: Hot cup of tea

Holiday Traditions: Enjoying time with family

Current Crush: Taj Mahal Satin Quartzite. Soft white tones mixed with warm beige under tones in the satin finish is very warm and inviting with a casual feel.

Taj Mahal is neutral it can go with every color cabinetry from white, grey to espresso! Something for everyone.  

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Emily

Emily Van Tassel - Architectural Sales Rep

Personal Style: I love classic clean look

Everyday Necessity: Usually coffee, but lately green tea

Holiday Traditions: Every year we bake Christmas cookies, it takes 3 days to complete, 8 different recipes passed down from generations.  It’s by far my favorite time of year, spending time with family creating memories!

Current Crush: Lincoln Gold Vein, I love the delicate veining of this marble, and yet it feels a little more modern day compared to the Italian marbles we all know and love.  And it happens to be quarried in the US!

The Calacatta family may have a new competitor, Lincoln Gold Vein is stunning!  We love the gentle gold and gray veins found in this milky white marble.  

Introducing: The Antolini Tech Collection

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Porcelain Slabs

Porcelain slabs are quickly gaining popularity and becoming the material of choice.  Now we have to ask ourselves, is this a trend, “flavor of the month,” or are they here for the long run?  Porcelain slabs have been a hot item in Europe for some time now, and slowly making their transition into the states.  One thing’s for sure, this trend is here to stay, expect to see a growing incline in porcelain slabs for both residential and commercial markets.

Why Porcelain?  Aside from the obvious – durability, versatility and low maintenance – Porcelain is available in a variety of colors and finishes that can be used for flooring, wall cladding and countertop applications.  Whether its your style or not, you now have the option to have the same color/pattern throughout your countertop, floors, walls and baseboard. Additionally, the thinness of porcelain slabs screams sleek and modern which we love!

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Antolini Tech Porcelain Slabs

Introducing the Antolini Tech Porcelain Collection Slabs.  Available in 10 new colors ranging in both polish and satin 1.2 slabs.

The Antolini Tech Porcelain Collections Slabs are created by compacting material such as clays, feldspars, kaolin and quartz sands, baked in ovens at very high temperatures.  With the size of 63×126, the Antolini Tech slabs are suitable for most varied applications such as kitchen tops, bathroom vanity tops, table tops, and furnishing in general; façade cladding, flooring, etc.

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    • Hygienic surface – suitable for food contact
    • Easy to clean & maintain
    • Resistant to frost & high temperature
    • Mold & mildew resistant
    • Stain & acid resistant
    • UV resistant
    • Resistant to bending & shock
    • Highly resistant to scratching & abrasions

 

Cleaning, Maintenance and Care

What maintenance? That’s right, little to no maintenance is required, simply perform daily cleaning with lukewarm water and home detergent.

Is Porcelain Right For You?

Assuming you have read the list above, when looking at the list of pros of porcelain there is not much room left for the cons.  If you are looking for a sleek modern look the Antolini Tech Collection is right for you! Especially if you like the look of marble but are scared off by its brittleness and the fact that it stains easily, then porcelain may be an option!

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