SILESTONE LAUNCHES NEW GALACTIC SERIES INSPIRED BY NATURAL MOVEMENT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK (July, 2011) â€“ Silestone (www.silestoneusa.com), the world leader in quartz surfacing, announces the launch of the Galactic Series, a new color line of earthy hues with a unique speckled patterned finish. The six-color collection is characterized and inspired by the natural movement of stones and galactic rocks, with colors ranging from black, brown, gray, and cream. The Galactic Series finish is created using the latest, innovative technology to offer designers and homeowners more choices in color, depth, and pattern with the exclusive benefits of Silestone natural quartz.
â€œThe Galactic Series was created for architects, designers, and consumers who want a sophisticated earthy finish for their kitchen or bathroom,â€ said Lorenzo Marquez, VP of Marketing for Cosentino North America. â€œThe latest technological advancements have allowed us to produce a natural effect, that still embodies all the benefits of quartz â€“ low maintenance, high performance and durability.â€
As with all Silestone natural quartz products, the Galactic Series is naturally non-porous and never needs to be sealed. It is easy to clean and has high scratch, stain, and heat resistance. Silestone is also proven to be a cleaner and safer countertop. It offers a unique combination of built-in antimicrobial protection that safely fights the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew along with the assurance of GREENGUARD certification for clean air quality, and National Sanitation Foundation certification (NSF 51) for safe food preparation.
The Galactic Series retails at $54 - $82 per square foot, depending on thickness and color. Itâ€™s available at kitchen and bath dealers and home improvement centers nationwide in 63â€ x 128â€ slabs in 1cm, 2cm and 3cm thickness. Silestone Quartz offers a 15-year limited manufacturerâ€™s warranty. For more information on Silestone, visit www.silestoneusa.com.
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Cosentino is the largest distributor of natural quartz surfaces in the world, giving Cosentino North America access to the largest inventory of color selection and product availability. Cosentino's business covers the entire process of producing natural stone products, including quarrying, extracting, fabricating and installing. Cosentino provides innovative stone solutions beyond the ordinary, including quartz, marble, soapstone and architectural designs. The flagship product is Silestone natural quartz. Since its inception, more than 70 years ago in Almeria, Spain, Cosentino has been relentlessly committed to the environment. Cosentino respects the environment in all stages of production, from extraction through fabrication and distribution to installation. Cosentino activates its dedication to sustainability through worldwide efforts to minimize dust emissions, optimize water usage, utilize modern settlings and filtration systems and pursue quarry restoration. Cosentino's dedication to sustainability goes beyond its commitment to comply with environmental regulations by focusing on continually improving its processes and products using the Quality and Environmental Management Systems tool. Specifically, Cosentino is committed to: Conserving resources and promoting energy efficiency, Reducing and preventing any negative impact to the environment. Developing educational employee programs regarding environmental protection Silestone is certified by GREENGUARD Environmental Institute for low-to-no off-gassing into indoor air during their product lifetime. In addition, building teams can now earn up to a total of four points toward LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for a building project that utilizes the Stellar Series and select Silestone products. Builders can earn a total of four points for installation of certain Silestone countertop materials that contain post consumer recycled content. Silestone Coffee Brown, Absolute Green and the six colors in the Stellar Series contain 35 percent post consumer recycled glass content, while Silestone "Dali" is composed of more than 70 percent post-consumer recycled glass. Additionally, points are earned due to the fact that Silestone countertops are fabricated regionally within 500 miles of a project. The final point can be earned when Silestone installers use DAP caulk with Microban® antimicrobial product protection, a low-emitting adhesive and sealant for countertop installations. Cosentino®, a global natural stone manufacturer, began harvesting precious stones from the finest quarries in Europe close to a century ago. The Spanish company currently distributes material in more than 80 countries. With 11 manufacturing lines, Cosentino is the largest manufacturer of natural quartz surfaces in the world. The Cosentino North America family of brands includes Silestone natural quartz with built-in Microban® protection; SenSa® granite with SenGuard®; Scalea natural stone, including marble, travertine and soapstone; Marlique(tm) Marble; and MURO(tm) pre-meshed tiles made with recycled Silestone. For more information regarding Cosentino, visit www.cosentinonorthamerica.com.