This may be a pumpkin spice latte but these stones are anything but basic! Meet the new fall staples of stone. If you’re currently remodeling or renovating your home then keep on reading!
Meet Blue Dorato Soapstone:
There’s not a soapstone we met that we didn’t like. Especially Blue Dorato Soapstone, that gold veining is everything! If you’re not familiar with Soapstone, it’s comparable to your favorite pair of jeans, you just fall in love with it more and more throughout time.
If the idea of remodeling your home has kept you in the same kitchen for years then consider yourself lucky for stumbling upon this blog. We know that any kind of remodel/renovation can seem like a scary task to take on. But with the right information, a helpful Professional Designer and a Fabricator it’s as easy as 1-2-3.
Below are a few helpful tips that will make the process of choosing a new slab easier. If you still have questions, simply call and talk to one of our helpful Design Consultants. (Clockwise from top: Maggie, Leona, Margaret, Robbi, Diane, Liz & Monika)
First things first, find a local Fabricator that works for you. Just to make your life easier in the end, it’s better to know exactly what you need before starting to look for slabs or doing your research. No matter how big or small your project, have a Fabricator come out and measure exactly what you will need. Eyeballing doesn’t always cut it.
Remodeling 101 Tip: Pick your countertop first and then move on to the backsplash. Remember you need your dress before accessories!
Designer: Spectrum Design Group
Once you have your measurements, you can begin brainstorming. Getting ideas online is great, besides the good ol’ google, there’s also instagram, pinterest & houzz. You can also view live inventory at www.tmsupply.com.
Remodeling 101 Tip: Our website is completely live, you get to see our actual stock online. (How cool!?) You can view material by type, color, or price level. (Please note that prices are shown by levels, level 1-10, level 1 being the lowest to level 10 the highest. It’s helpful to find out from your Fabricator what price levels you should be looking at.)
At this point you should have a pretty good idea of how you want your home to look like and what you’re looking for. And if you don’t, that’s ok too, that’s what we’re here for. You don’t need an appointment to come in and look at slabs but it is helpful to make one.
Remodeling 101 Tip: Bring anything you can that will make the decision of choosing a slab/s easier. The more you bring to the initial meeting – the better. Cabinets, wall colors, photos, and even sketches will help tremendously in the end.
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!
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.
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.
Iceberg Quartzite Extra can literally light up any room! This translucent Quartzite can be back lit in both a Polished & Satin finish.
Crestola, the copy cat of our luxurious Calacatta Borghini Extra! (and to the naked eye can easily pass as one, shhh!)
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.
There are plenty of reasons why Super White Extra is so popular – the bold veining and unique character found in each slab is mesmerizing.
Categories DIFINITI™, Diresco Belgian Quartz, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!?!
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.”
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.