The Story Behind the Stone – Verde Antique

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Verde Antique, the world’s finest serpentine, is born right here in the USA and has been quarried in the green mountains of central Vermont for over a 100 years! Verde Antique is often referred to as “marble”, while it has the warmth and look of marble, it is actually harder and less porous than many types of granite. It’s low absorption rate and flexural strength makes it a favorite among architects, designers and builders on projects throughout the world. It can be found in kitchens, courthouses, museums and many commercial buildings.

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Verde Antique’s signature green and metallic flecked surface, complimented by white and light green veining, makes it a widely sought element in distinctive residential projects. Every block that’s quarried has unique features to complement your project. Unlike marble, Verde Antique naturally stands up to culinary acid exposure and resists staining. In fact, over 100 years of Verde Antique interior and exterior installations worldwide still retain their original finishes and beauty. Being family owned and operated in Rochester, Vermont, along with strategically placed warehouses in nearby Hancock; ensure the time honored quality of local Vermont craftsmanship for your special project. This also allows the ability to supply custom sizes and different finishes, with short lead times – from small scale local kitchens, to major international projects.

Please help us welcome – Vermont Verde Antique!

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The Story Behind the Stone – Iceberg Extra

IMG_1764 Some say it’s better to be lucky than good, and that may be true – but no matter what, we believe hard work always pays off in the end! Iceberg Extra has a similar story to tell on how this wonderful white quartz was discovered. Our good friend and explorer, Maxwell, was on a quest in Brazil searching for Emerald Quartzite. The land he was exploring is very well known for the emerald and therefore very well guarded. The heavy abundance of emerald bandits made his journey very dangerous; however, what he ended up finding is a story for the ages.

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Located in the NW region of Bahia, Brazil – Maxwell was lost in the middle of nowhere, when all of a sudden; he stumbled upon the largest deposit of white quartz in the entire world. His loooong adventure and hard work finally paid off in LARGE dividends as this quarry of white quartz is unlike anything anyone has ever seen. Production out of this quarry is very limited due to the level of difficulty to get to this desolate area. Our exclusive relationship with Maxwell gives us first priority when it comes to looking at their most exclusive blocks. Come see the finest white quartz in the world – Iceberg Extra .

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The Story Behind the Stone – Statuario Cava 103

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Equivalent to the batch number on a bottle of well aged scotch, the Statuario Cava 103 stamps the same type of exclusive richness. The “103” originates from the name of the quarry which produces this most sought after white marble. The historical quarry, Calocara 103, sits high up in a mountain and overlooks the beautiful city of Carrara, Italy.

Batch 103 is known for its stark white background and medium grain structure. The balance of its veins, coupled with its evenly distributed pattern, is what makes these set of blocks so extraordinary, proclaiming them the king of all whites! Our generational relationships allow us exclusive rights to the first selection of blocks. This is how we ensure that you will be receiving the most luxurious slabs of Statuario Cava 103.

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The Benefits of Ultra-Thin Slabs

Sometimes less is more! With the recent shift in design trends, simple and clean are the sought after looks. You can notice this recent trend in kitchen and bathroom designs, these spaces are becoming more open, featuring a modern slick look. Designers and architects are pushing more and more stone walls, back splashes and fireplace surrounds in their projects making the use of 3cm slabs a bit of a challenge, until now! The unveiling of ultra thin slabs has literally taken design options to the next level! Thin slabs weigh less and also simplify the fabrication process yielding more cost savings while shortening the duration of projects. These slabs are also more forgiving and less likely to crack on installations.

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With Quartz being the “it” product on the market, Diresco Belgian Quartz combines the power of quartz while pleasing the current ultra-thin look that is craved by designers and architects. The 1.2cm slabs measure at 127 inches long by 55 inches wide. Don’t be fooled by the thinness of these compared to the standard quartz thickness, they are incredibly strong, non-porous and extremely durable – perfect for both residential and high traffic installations. interior of modern european kitchen

Diresco Belgian Quartz 1.2 Slabs are recommended for the following surfaces:

  • Countertops
  • Full Wall Back Splashes
  • Vanities
  • Floor Slabs
  • Staircases
  • Shower Walls
  • Interior Cladding
  • Fireplace Cladding

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Polycor – Ultra-Thin 1cm Reinforced Slabs

Polycor now offers ultra-thin 1cm reinforced marble and granite slabs. These innovative slabs are 1/3 of the weight and 10x stronger, finally giving designers the freedom to go bigger and higher with their projects. These 1cm slabs are backed with a proprietary reinforcement, giving them 10 times the strength of unbacked granite or marble. There are no special tools required to work with these 1 cm slabs, you can treat them as normal. In fact, the positives are less wear and tear on the tools themselves and projects are completed faster due to less work being required. 1cm_Ultra_Thin_Slab_Polycor_PoggenPohl_7 Ultra-thin reinforced slabs are recommended for the following surfaces:

  • Counter Tops
  • Full Wall Back Splashes
  • Vanities
  • Floor Slabs
  • Shower Walls
  • Interior Cladding
  • Exterior Cladding

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Mosaic Vibes

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We’re certainly feeling the hexagon vibes lately! Lets first start by saying this is not a recent trend and instead of “jumping” on the hexagon bandwagon, we decided to drive it. This may come as a shock, but hexagon tiles never really went out of style! This uniform pattern has been around since the early 1900′s, recently gaining more and more popularity in the design world.

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Our Monte Bianco Collection offers the hexagon tile in 3 sought after white marble shades: Calacatta Gold Extra, Statuario White Extra & Italian White Carrara Select.  Also available in 2 finishes: the ever popular high gloss polished & the smooth “velvety to the touch” trendy honed finish.

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So simple and yet so eye catching. The hexagon pattern tends to create a dappled effect by every other tile featuring a different shade of the white marble.  Perfecting the perfect backsplash in any room.

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You can let the hexagon pattern shine all on its own or pair it with your favorite tile to achieve a magical combination! Perfect for a bathroom or kitchen inspiration.

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Feeling inspired? Do you see yourself planning a hexagon tile project in the near future? Share your next hexagon story with us here at Terrazzo & Marble!

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Make sure to view our entire Monte Bianco Collection: http://bit.ly/1Tvt0y5

Terrazzo & Marble Rebranding

Dear Valued Customers,

Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies is proud to announce the launch of our new company logo. Our business has grown and evolved over the past 75 years, and as we just became 100% employee owned, we felt it was time for a change. This logo shift represents a commitment to our brands ongoing evolution.

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We are proud of our rich history, which is why we incorporated a shade of our “teal” for coloring. Our teal represents all the sweat equity that has been put into this company from day one which makes us who we are today. We added some diamond faced lines that represent images of stone slabs and also to reflect on our architectural value that each of our stone and terrazzo divisions represent on the many elaborate projects that have been facilitated.

This wasn’t a decision that was made lightly. There were months of hard work and input that was taken into consideration from everyone here at Terrazzo & Marble. The main goal was to have a logo that matched our products, our culture and the exciting future ahead of us. Additionally, this logo is a commitment to our customers and community that we are devoted to delivering the best products and services the industry has to offer.

In the upcoming months we have to update all of our marketing literature, online presence, material, etc with the new logo. We are aware that changing a logo is a process that can involve many steps and take some time, so we will finalize everything gradually. We appreciate your kind support and invite you to follow Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies on our social media sites for updates and future announcements.

Regards,

Mark J. Konrad
Marketing Manager
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Introducing the Marmoker Series by Casalgrande

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In years past, the popular choice for tile has always been Marble and Granite, continually leaving Porcelain in the dark. However, in today’s world, the sun is beaming down and the spotlight has never shined brighter on this wonderful Porcelain tile. More fashionable than ever, we have watched this “ugly” duckling grow up to be the most beautiful swan of all!

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The most popular Porcelain tiles are those that mimic the organic beauty found in natural stone. The Marmoker Series is just our latest addition to the Casalgrande Collection. Simply put, this tile is elegantly crafted to resemble the true beauty found in the ever so popular marble stone.

The advantage of Porcelain tile is it’s extreme durability coupled with very low maintenance care. You don’t have to worry about staining or scratching due to the fact that this tile is not as soft or porous as natural stone. With Porcelain tile you get the best of both worlds!

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With the capability to be used on both flooring and wall coverings, we are proud to announce that we are stocking 7 different colors, one of which you’re sure to fall in love with, that are available in 12″x 24” tiles with your choice of a polished or matte finish.

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A Word From Jody Rotondo

My Friends,

It gives me great pleasure to share with you some very exciting news regarding Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies. On February 1st, 2016 T&M officially became 100% employee owned, providing us the framework of success for generations to come. Our transition to 100% ESOP is just the latest chapter in our remarkable story that began over 75 years ago. Our ESOP journey began in 1997 when I was investigating ways to ensure my mother a stable future in her advancing age. I saw this plan as a unique long term option for my family’s legacy by offering a 30% share of T&M’s stock to our employees. My vision was to join the ranks of many other great companies that shared the same goal of one day becoming 100% employee owned.

The most common question asked over the past two weeks has been – What does this mean for Jody Rotondo? It’s an honor to say that I will be performing the same duties as I have in the past, to help guide an already experienced management team into new and exciting directions, while maintaining our same principles that got us to where we are today. My passion in life is to make this company stronger every day and to provide the best products and customer service the industry has to offer. It brings me great comfort knowing that the company I grew up loving is in the very best hands, our wonderful employee owners.

I would like to take this opportunity to mention that this day could not be made possible without the likes of some great individuals, which I truly feel built the foundation of this wonderful company. I would like to give praise to those of: Joe Neitlich, Bill Byers, Jerry Beckley, Willie Schneider and most of all, my father John Rotondo, who taught me to always strive to be the best you can be for yourself and our company.

In closing, our employee owners would like to welcome any questions you may have as we strive together to make this company and community stronger each and every day. Thank you for everything you have done to make T&M the company we are today and most importantly, thank you in advance for all the support in our exciting new future.

 

Best Personal Regards,

Jody Rotondo

 

 

 

 

Jody Rotondo                                                                                                                                               CEO & Chairman of the Board                                                                                                               Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

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The Best of the Best!

White Marble & Quartz ended the year with a bang, just like we predicted! Each year we like to look back on our best sellers and also the most popular and in demand stones the industry has to offer!

With a wide variety of choices that today’s homeowners have, picking out a kitchen or bathroom counter top/backsplash is no easy task. This is a process and not always an easy one. People’s minds constantly change, and our hold lists are always being updated, until finally there’s a match made in heaven!

Introducing our Show-Stoppers of 2015!

Viareggio has not only been the best seller but the most requested stone of the year. Made for lovers of the “white marble look”, but with the strength of Quartz!

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The clean and crisp look of Pearl was an eye catcher this year, and we can see exactly why. This versatile Quartz can make a strong statement all on its own or be used to balance a busy decor.

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We are not at all surprised that Bianca Perla made 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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Iceberg Quartzite Extra can literally light up any room! This translucent Quartzite can be back lit in both a Polished & Satin finish.

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Crestola, the copy cat of our luxurious Calacatta Borghini Extra! (and to the naked eye can easily pass as one, shhh!)

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

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There are plenty of reasons why Super White Extra is so popular – the bold veining and unique character found in each slab is mesmerizing.

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It’s All About That Quartz!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Diresco Belgian Quartz – Supreme White

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DIFINITI Quartz – Ruby Red

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

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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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