It’s All About That Quartz!


Introduced nearly three decades ago, quartz is kind of like a fine wine if you truly think about it, “only gets finer with time.” OK! We really couldn’t resist making that comment…..because it’s true!

When first introduced to the market, quartz was known for its durability, but now it’s more recognized for its chameleon like ability to mimic the natural beauty of Marble, Granite and/or Limestone. Many will argue that nothing can imitate natural stone (and they are right) yet we have to say that Quartz comes pretty darn close.


Diresco Belgian Quartz – Beach Iceberg

What is Quartz?

Quartz is a man made engineered stone comprised of quartz, granite and/or recycled glass that’s held together with a pigmented binder. It’s nonporous, meaning it’s highly stain, heat and scratch resistant. There is no need to seal it or use special cleaners, soap and water will simply do the trick. In simpler words, Quartz is super low maintenance and basically indestructible, just what today’s busy homeowners are looking for.


DIFINITI Quartz – Pearl

Find the right Quartz for you!

Since individual tastes vary significantly, so do your Quartz options. Whether your personal style is traditional, modern, industrial chic or transitional there is a right Quartz out there for you. While Natural Stone is limited to Earth’s natural color pallet, Quartz is not. With Quartz, you can go as white and neutral as you like OR as bright and funky as your feeling.


Diresco Belgian Quartz – Supreme White

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DIFINITI Quartz – Ruby Red


Evoke by DIFINITI Quartz delivers the elegant look of Marble and beauty with minimal maintenance.


Explore by DIFINITI Quartz adds an exotic tough that only can be found in granite.

And for all you “germaphobes” out there, since Quartz isn’t porous like other stone surfaces, it’s much more sanitary, you are able to kill 99.9% of all bacteria.


Diresco Belgian Quartz – Belgian Desert
All Diresco Belgian Quartz surfaces are comprised of approximately
93% natural crushed quartz and 7% resin and pigment.


Finishes do matter!

Did you know that Diresco Belgian Quartz, which is exclusive in the Midwest to T&M, offers Quartz in 3 finishes, Velvet, Anticato and Polished ?  I mean that is huge, adding a different finish to your countertop or backsplash can transform the feel of the entire look.




Velvet: Velvet surfaces provide a matte or non-reflective finish that is much softer to the eye and touch. The luxurious look and feel of our velvet finish evokes a relaxed and natural feel.








Polished: Polished surfaces provide a radiant finish with an impeccable linear reflection that presents a depth and sophistication to the material.Due to our use of optical grade silica sand, our polished surfaces provide an unmatched brilliance.






Anticato: Anticato surfaces provide a slightly textured finish for individuals wanting a non-uniform surface. Anticato is a muted textured finish that will provide an additional characteristic to your design space.




So now not only do you know everything that you need to about Quartz,  you are the biggest fan ever, right!?!


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Pantone Color of the Year 2016: Rose Quartz & Serenity



There is a first time for everything! Pantone just announced not one but two shades, Rose Quartz & Serenity, as the 2016 Color of the Year. This harmonious duo came as a happy surprise. It is not like anyone expected the pairing of two opposites, a warm dusty pink and a cool blue.

The inspiration came from the ever changing and chaotic times that we now live in; consumers seek harmony and mindfulness which can be found in color.




Rose Quartz (Pantone 13-1520) is a “persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.”



Serenity (Pantone 15-3919) is “weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.”

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Expect to see this harmonious duo across high fashion, home interiors, accessories and design throughout the year. Independently or coupled together, Rose Quarts & Serenity will bring a sense of calmness and relaxation to any home environment.




Official Midwest Distributor of Diresco Belgian Quartz

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January 4th, 2016 (Irvine, CA) – Diresco USA, the direct Partner and master importer of Diresco Quartz Surfaces of Belgium, has named Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co., as the exclusive Diresco Distributor for the Midwest. The official launch occurred in August, 2015 and replaced Aetna Plywood as the distributor in the region. “The creation of this Partnership is especially significant because it is a culmination of the learnings and experiences of both of our companies,” said Scott V. MacLeod, Diresco USA’s CEO. “Our customers’ guidance, feedback and support has allowed us to continue our success in one of the most progressive and highest growth categories in our industry. Our new Partnership with T&M will only elevate our ability to expose our premium quartz surfaces to hundreds of thousands of homeowners and industry professionals throughout the Midwest each year.” Prior to the official launch, the company held discussions with key customers in order to make the transition a smooth one. “The reception was overwhelmingly positive,” observed MacLeod. “In fact, the general reaction was more or less ‘you couldn’t have picked a better Partner’ and ‘we can’t wait to be a part of your Team’ ”

Diresco USA remains an independent, privately-held company with aggressive plans for national expansion over the next two years. “Despite the significant growth we’re embarking on,” says MacLeod, “the most critical aspects of our company will stay the same. Our management team remains fully intact, and the way we conduct business – openly, honestly, respectfully, and deliberately – will never change.” Everything we do must be about quality, not quantity. This is the only way to ensure we stay true to who we are and provide the Premium Branded Experience that we promise”, says MacLeod. “T&M allows us to continue to build customer champions throughout the Midwest market.”


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About Diresco & Diresco USA

Founded in 2003, Diresco is one of the oldest Breton® licensed quartz manufacturers in the world andproviding the best quartz manufactured today. Diresco USA, headquartered in Irvine, CA, is the direct Partner and master importer of Diresco premium quartz in the United States. The company is poised to expand into several other major U.S. cities over the next 12-24 months. For more information, visit

About Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Terrazzo and Marble Supply Companies began over seventy-five years ago with the mission to provide high quality products along with superior customer service. Today, T&M is a leading supplier and distributor of some of the most beautiful quartz, stone, tile and terrazzo products imaginable. T&M allows architects, designers, and specifiers to approach each project with confidence. Focusing on the specific customer, their team will use its vast industry expertise to tailor T&M products to meet individual requirements.  T&M currently operates five distribution facilities (Chicago, IL, Wheeling, IL, Farmington Hills, MI, Golden Valley, MN and Menomonee, WI) and services a Midwest footprint that includes 15 states.