03May/14

Architizer Features Dekton and Libeskind Installation in Two Articles

Architizer recently featured Dekton and the new Beyond the Wall installation in two articles. The first article details the Dekton manufacturing facility and processes witnessed during his tour. He emphasizes the advanced nature of the TSP process, and the highly technical 3-D printers that decorate and recreate the appearances of the materials. He notes that “Dekton is certainly a material to watch out for, as its versatility makes it appealing to architects” and he also highlights the collaboration with Libeskind and other architects whom Cosentino has worked with for the launch exhibits.

The second article details the elements of the Beyond the Wall design, noting the incorporation of other works of Libeskind in this contemporary design. He notes Dekton’s positioning as a revolutionary material that may “forever change the way architects clad buildings and surfaces” and states that “Beyond the Wall offers a fitting tribute to [Detkon], and will live on for years to come as a spectacular piece of Cosentino history.”

14Mar/13

Silestone Introduces New Suede Finish in Quartz Surfaces

Suede is the latest finish in the Silestone family of quartz surfaces. Featuring unique elegance and beauty, Silestone’s Suede finish is one of the most advanced matte textures in the world of quartz surfaces. The new Suede finish quartz surface offers several advantages including high stain resistance, pleasing matte texture, colour consistency, wide choice of colours, anti-bacterial properties and simple daily maintenance.

Key features of Silestone Suede finish quartz surface:

  • Unique matte texture
  • Excellent performance against stains
  • Total colour consistency and quality
  • Choice of over 30 different colours
  • Ideal for use as worktops and tiling
  • Easy cleaning with soap and water
  • Silestone bacteriostatic property guarantees maximum hygiene in all applications
04Mar/13

Silestone Bathroom Collection at ISH Bathroom Trade Fair in Germany

This collection reinvents the bathroom thanks to the custom-made large format concept so that pieces are manufactured to adapt to the space and create areas with very few pieces and in one material. The large format pieces mean that the joints are practically invisible, providing improved visual continuity and hygiene.

The Silestone Bathroom Collection also boasts seven shower tray models (Ducal, Kador, Fresh, Doppio, Freccia, Bubbles and Simplicity) and eight wash basin models (Elegance, Armony, Balance, Equilibrium, Symmetry, Basic, Simplicity and Exclusive).

In fact, the Exclusive wash basin model represents a milestone in the quartz industry as, along with the Silestone Integrity wash basin, it is the first three dimensional product manufactured from one single piece of Silestone. This model is offered in two families, ONE and DUE that differ in their geometry. The DUE family consists of two sizes, large and small and as is the case of all the other wash basin models from the collection, they are available with either one or two basins.

The shower tray collection has the German certification DIN 51097:1992. This standard certifies that the shower trays in the Silestone Bathroom Collection are highly slip-resistant, confirming that Silestone is the ideal material for bathroom spaces.

The entire Silestone Bathroom Collection is custom-made. Silestone wash basins can be installed in sizes ranging from 60cm x 90cm to 60cm x 280cm; and the shower trays from the bathroom collection can measure up to a width of 130 cm and a length of 75 cm to 200 cm.

This bathroom collection also offers other elements such as panelling or flooring so that the room can be fitted out with Silestone products such as coverings for special pieces, benches, apron supports, baths, hygienic skirting boards etc.

All the elements from the new line of bath products incorporate the exclusive Silestone bacteriostatic property, which makes the bathroom collection the ideal choice for this space in the home, where hygiene is paramount.

The Cosentino Bathroom Collection is available in all Silestone colours as well as in all Eco by Cosentino colours, the company’s recycled surface, providing exclusive designs that decorate spaces, forming attractive and eye-catching colour compositions.

Silestone Bathroom Collection - Shower and Sink - Lagoon Suede Finish

Silestone Bathroom Collection - Shower and Walls - Lagoon Suede Finish

Silestone Bathroom Collection - Shower and Massage Bed - Lagoon Suede Finish

Silestone Bathroom Collection - Shower - Magenta Energy and Blanzo Zeus Polished Finish

Silestone Bathroom Collection - Negro Tao Polished Finish

Silestone Bathroom Collection - Exclusive Sink

Silestone Bathroom Collection - Exclusive Sink in Haiku Polished Finish & Walls and Floor in Gedatsu y Haiku Polished Finishes

Silestone Bathroom Collection - Exclusive Sink in Haiku Polished Finish & Walls and Floor in Gedatsu y Haiku Polished Finish

Silestone Bathroom Collection - Exclusive Sink in Blanco Zeus & Wall in Magenta Energy

Silestone Bathroom Collection - Elegant Sink - Lagoon Suede Finish

Imagen 2850

Imagen 2944

Silestone Bathroom Collection - Bathroom Countertop - Negro Tao - Suede Finish

Silestone Bathroom Collection - Bathroom Countertop - Lyra Polished Finish

Imagen 2205

Silestone Bathroom Collection - Walls and Floor in Blanco Rivers and Sink in Lagoon Suede Finish

Imagen 2191

Silestone Bathroom Collection - Sink - Magenta Energy Polished Finish

Silestone Bathroom Collection 2013

02Dec/12

Cosentino Awards North West Marble & Granite with Silestone Loyalty Accolade

Cosentino Silestone AwardManchester-based supplier and installer of hard surfaces North West Marble & Granite has been awarded the Silestone Silver Loyalty Card by Cosentino, by way of thanks for its long-standing relationship with the Spanish surfaces specialist. As a holder of the loyalty card, North West Marble and Granite can now offer its customers a 10-year Silestone Warranty, as well as access six-monthly promotions and discounts and specific products and colours.

North West Marble and Granite director Alan Sanderson said: “This is an important accolade for our company because, not only does it underline our position as the leading supplier of quartz and strengthen our long-established and excellent relationship with the Silestone brand and the Cosentino Group, it means we can reward our wonderful customers with an even better service.”

Pictured is Alan Sanderson being presented the award by Cosentino group senior client manager, Leanne O’Connor, at the south Manchester showroom on 7th November.

19Nov/12

Cleaning SileStone & Maintenance

An update and some technical information and a cleaning recommendation for Silestone…

Because of the closed surface of Silestone, stains do not enter the tops by normal use. If you would like to put hot articles or heat-producing devices onto the tops, use a corresponding mat. Due to the non-porous surface Silestone has a high acid resistance. Oils, coffee, wine, refreshment, fruit and acetic acids do not harm the material. Smooth surface can be wiped easily, so there is no need to seal or wax the silestone surface. If you do, add a sealant or wax, the surface will lose its brilliance. Note, that a Silestone surface should not receive strong UV radiation

Cleaning:
For daily use and maintenance please use a wet cloth and an uncommitted cleaner such as general purpose cleaner or dish cleaner. For intensive cleaning we recommend warm water. Stains can be removed with a common household cleaner and a soft sponge. Wipe off the stain and rinse with warm water. You can also use a liquid scouring agent or limescale remover. For removing tough stains use a scouring sponge. Acetone and paint thinner may be used for short-term spot removal. Be sure to wipe surfaces immediately with clean water. Hydraulic limestone stains can be removed with Salfuman, please leave on top for 1 minute and rinse with water.

13Nov/12

Kitchen Designs by Brazillian Designers Fernando and Humberto Campana

Introducing modular kitchen designs by Brazillian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana for Silestone. The worktops – made in Silestone’s quartz – integrate various elements into the design, including a counter top, stove, sink and table. Made from over 90 percent natural quartz crystals, the Silestone work surfaces have nearly four to five times the strength of granite and a high resistance to scratch, stain and heat. The work surfaces are also hygienic and available in over 60 colors. The design similarly features a built-in Silestone Integrity sink and the front panels are made using fine walnut veneer.

Silestone Kitchen Design by Fernando and Humberto Campana

Silestone Kitchen Design by Fernando and Humberto Campana

27Oct/12

Karlos Arguiñano Continues to Rely on Silestone

The most popular chef on TV, Karlos Arguiñano, features a new kitchen on the set of his programme on Antena3. Together with Silestone, the choice was made for the new “Suede” finish by the Spanish multinational.

Karlos Arguiñano, the most popular chef on television, is back with a new season of his programme, Karlos Arguiñano en tu cocina (Karlos Arguiñano in your kitchen) on Antena 3, and he does so alongside Silestone®, the world leader in quartz worktops.

Karlos Arguinano Encimera Uses Silestone

Karlos Arguiñano’s new kitchen has several Silestone® worktops in Blanco Zeus and he has opted for “Suede” the new exciting texture by the Spanish brand. The kitchen boasts a matte finish in Silestone Suede. No additional products are required to enhance its tone. It performs extraordinarily against stains and is soft and very nice to touch with total color consistency and quality.

The new kitchen offers beauty, spaciousness, trend, design and high performance appliances…Karlos has been using Silestone for two years to create the most delicious and original recipes.

Silestone is the ideal choice for this area of the home because of its extraordinary physical and mechanical characteristics, including its bacteriostatic property, unique to Silestone, which ensures maximum hygiene in all of its applications.

Since their partnership began in September 2009, Karlos Arguiñano and Silestone® have maintained an excellent relationship and they have been seen side-by-side at various events as well as the visit that the chef made to the multinational in Almería in 2010.

The programme Karlos Arguiñano en tu cocina can be seen Monday-Friday at 12.15 pm on Antena3.

Karlos Arguiñano continues to rely on Silestone®.

27Oct/12

Silestone Institute

Silestone Institute for Hygiene in the Kitchen is a unique non-profit platform in Spain, which is created for the exchange of views, study and dissemination of best practices and good hygiene in the kitchen.

It was created for Silestone antibacterial properties and for the growing interest of society because the kitchen has become the new hub of life in the home.

Its activity areas focus on the kitchen in the home, on professional kitchens and other areas related to the food industry or the hospital sector.

Cosentino tries to give a broader view of the concept of hygiene by focusing on, as well as food safety, other aspects such as choice of materials and furnishings for the kitchen, space distribution, habits, uses, presence, relations and applied technology.

www.silestoneinstitute.com

25Oct/12

New Homes with Silestone in London Attract High Level of Early Interest

London, England – London Square Leonard Street in EC2, a new development of 42 new homes including three show penthouses, has already attracted a number of inquiries just three weeks after being launched.

“We are already receiving an astounding level of interest,” said Rebecca Littler, sales and marketing director of London Square.

Located in a quiet corner of EC2 just off Great Eastern Street, a stone’s throw from Old Street underground station, Silicon Roundabout and fashionable Hoxton Square, the eight storey development’s southerly facade overlooks a private courtyard, with projecting balconies commanding good views over the cityscape below. The three penthouses have dual-aspect panoramic outlooks which take in the City skyline, Canary Wharf and beyond.

The apartments, which start from £565,000, have 21st century specifications including Sky+ and iPod docks with speakers to all bedrooms and living areas. Interiors are contemporary yet classic comprising bespoke high gloss kitchens by Siematic, silestone countertops, hardwood flooring and Siemens appliances. Bathrooms feature porcelain tiling, Duravit sanitaryware and LED feature lighting.

Rebecca Littler added: “Leonard Street is at the very heart of all that London has to offer. Superbly located in one of the most coveted locations in the capital – it is perfectly placed for city workers and creative professionals who want to be part of London’s brightest and most buzzing district.”

Property News – New homes in EC2 attract high level of early interest.

25Oct/12

SileStone in 227 New Hotels Next Year

SileStone in New HotelsCosentino Group doubles its numbers, charging 1.5 million euros from January 2012 to their area of business that includes hotel projects. Cosentino Group, a Spanish multinational world leader in the production and distribution of quartz surfaces and other natural stones, has installed its products since January this year in a total of 107 hotels worldwide and has confirmed the delivery of their products to 227 new hotels for next year.

Since early 2012, the multinational Almeria 1,500,000 euros billed to your area of business “Diversia” which includes hotel projects.

Iconic hotels such as the Burj Al Arab in Dubai (UAE) (only seven star hotel in the world), the NH Eurobuilding in Madrid (Spain), the Casa Camper in Berlin (Germany), The Hotel designed by Jean Nouvel in Lucerne (Switzerland), the Crown Plaza Hotel in Semarang (Indonesia), the Moscovo Hilton in Moscow (Russia), the Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof in Ghent (Belgium), the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Shanghai (China) or the Hotel Grischa in Davos (Switzerland), have the exclusive Cosentino materials inside.

Architects, designers and professionals from the hospitality industry Cosentino valued products for its sustainability, ease of maintenance, durability and design. Materials that are ideal for use as buffets, countertops, counters, common areas, showers, sinks, floors, stairs, etc..

The Silestone quartz surfaces, recycled surfaces Eco by Cosentino, semiprecious stone surfaces Prexury by Cosentino, granites protected by Cosentino Sensa ® and a variety of natural stones make up the vast variety of products and technically impeccable aesthetic Cosentino Group offers.

Cosentino materials are completely adapted to the needs of hotels integrating sustainability with the highest technical and design more successful both in building new hotels in the reform of existing ones.