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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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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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.

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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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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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Explore the Luxury of Viareggio

Known as the “Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea,” Viareggio is an alluring and sophisticated city located in northern Tuscany. The silky, sandy beaches offer breathtaking views of the Apuan Alps, home to the most beautiful white marble in the world. Part of Viareggio’s appeal is its rich history and prestige, making this seaside resort one of the most desired places to visit.

The prestige surrounding this city is due in large part to its shipbuilding industry. The most luxurious cruising yachts that sail the seas of the entire world were launched from the shipyards of Viareggio. It is here that you will find some of the most skilled and talented craftsmen of these ships. The same craftsmen that, in the earlier years of the now famed Carnival of Viareggio, played a huge role in the creation of the floats.

The city’s rich history continues today with the renowned Carnival of Viareggio. This yearly celebration, dating back to 1873, is given by a parade of floats and masks depicting caricatures of popular people. The finest and most magnificent parade has brought and continues to bring different cultures and people together.

Terrazzo & Marble invites you to be a part of history and explore the luxury of Viareggio…

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Viareggio, Evoke Series part of our DIFINITI quartz collection

The beautiful beaches of Viareggio

The beautiful beaches of Viareggio

 

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A grand hotel in Viareggio

Viareggio, known for their shipbuilding industry, produce some of the most luxurious yachts

Viareggio, known for their shipbuilding industry, produces some of the most luxurious yachts

The infamous Carnival of Viareggio

The renowned Carnival of Viareggio

A float at the Carnival of Viareggio

A float at the Carnival of Viareggio

 

Sources:

www.turismo.intoscana.it

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DIFINITI™…Quartz To Suit Your Lifestyle

Balancing Beauty and Function:

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is a countertop and flooring product comprised of 93% quartz, granite or recycled glass held together with a pigmented binder. Including some of nature’s strongest minerals, DIFINITI™ is resistant to stains and scratches.

 

High Performance Quartz Surfacing:

DIFINITI provides a uniform and consistent color eliminating the problem of conflicting grains, veins and movement of other surfaces.

DIFINITI has low absorption eliminating the need for a sealer or topical coating. The hard, non-porous surface makes cleaning simple. In most cases, soap and water or a mild detergent are the only products required to maintain its luster.

There are four unique series that make up DIFINITI™: ENLIGHTEN, ENRICH, EVOLVE and EXCITE. Available in matching tile, DIFINITI™ is flexible for both countertop and flooring design.

 

ENRICH: Boasts a selection of luxurious and elegant colors that is both tasteful and traditional.

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Enrich Series

 

EXCITE: This fun and flashy color pallet is sure to bring a jolt of energy to your design. The recycled content found in DIFINITI™ EXCITE makes it sassy and sustainable.

Excite Series

Excite Series

 

ENLIGHTEN: The tranquil colors of ENLIGHTEN offer a clean and monochromatic appearance. The colors of this series are serene and contemporary.

Enlighten Series

Enlighten Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVOLVE: Inspired by some of the greenest cities in the world, EVOLVE has a wide array of colors. The recycled content found in DIFINITI™ EVOLVE, makes this series sustainable which is sure to have a great impact.

Evolve Series

Evolve Series