The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. For the next few days we will take a sneak peek at some of the offerings in store.
From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers visiting ExCel, London, will be presented with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, distributors, contractors, and specifiers alike. Barriers between natural stone and ceramics in the tile sector have long since broken down. And, with the advent of larger format porcelains, sintered ultra-compact surfaces and new diamond tooling to work them, the barrier has also broken down in the worktop, and furniture sectors. This combined event reflects the realities of the marketplace, and alongside an impressive array of exhibitors, offers visitors an expertly-curated set of value-adding seminars and talks on many different aspects of the solid surface market.
Here are some of the quartz offerings that will be on show. Wallpaper Design Award winners Caesarstone present their Frozen Terra, which proved popular in the ‘Stealth Health’ category (named for its recognition of light, fresh design materials). With a subtle terrazzo feel, the colour specks give depth to the surface whilst the pale grey maintains its lightness. An on-trend industrial appeal is achieved by the black and translucent flecks in the concrete-terrazzo blend.
The CRL Quartz collection delivers grey hues with distinct marble-like patterns that are designed to work effortlessly with bright summer colours.
They are scratch-, heat- and stain-resistant, and minimal maintenance requirements makes them an ideal surface for kitchens. The slabs are available in 20mm and 30mm thicknesses; and Montana Gris and Carrera are available in large slabs to ensure design consistency over large areas.
Quartzforms is the result of the Bretonstone system technology and the “vacuum vibro compression process” whereby the slabs are created mixing 92% pure quartz with 7% bonding agents and 1% pigments. The result is a surface that is said to be non-absorbent, non-toxic, stain-resistant and able to withstand heavy impacts. This versatile product is available in a huge variety of colours and finishes.
Details for Hard Surfaces and Natural Stone Show 2019:
April 30 – May 2 2019
There will be a few dedicated areas in the show, including a display showcasing the winners from this years TTA Awards, and a feature area for leading mosaic artists such as Gary Drostle, Ivan Djidjev, Julie Fallon, and Laura Symes.
The associated CPD programme has over 50 seminars, with Wednesday’s sessions chaired by Tile Addict’s own Joe Simpson.
Tuesday, 30th April: Architects’ and Designers Day
Wednesday, 1st May: Industry Day
Thursday, 2nd May: Conservation Day
*Exhibit hall is open from 10:00-17:00 each day.
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