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.

Diresco Belgian Quartz 1.2 cm Slabs

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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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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Official Midwest Distributor of Diresco Belgian Quartz

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DIRESCO USA ANNOUNCES NEW DISTRIBUTOR PARTNERSHIP WITH TERRAZZO & MARBLE SUPPLY COMPANIES FOR THE MIDWEST.

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 www.direscousa.com.

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.