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Concreate, Corian, Cosentino demonstrate the graying of hard surfaces

Concreate LLC has added Titanium Black, Metal Grey and Bronze Grey to its charter selection of Natural Grey, Dark Grey and Mineral White lightweight floor planks and wall panels. A specialist in premium surface products, the Los Angeles company offers a tongue and groove flooring option packaged to rival the most pristine polished concrete or smooth poured concrete floor in design, ease of use and finish. All plank colors are available as wall panels.

With growing sales in the U.S. and abroad, company officials note, architects and designers are finding Concreate Floor Planks and Wall Panels a creative means to bringing modern industrial finishes to commercial or residential designs. Contractors and installers note the speed of plank installations and floor delivery, while creative designers leverage the 1/8-in. thick panels for retail displays, signage, mobile structures, plus unique and stunning cover effects. Cast from fibrous concrete mixes, the Greenleaf-certified planks and panels are stain and water resistant, low maintenance and sealed with natural oil. Concreate LLC, North Hollywood, Calif., 855/265-2116; www.concreate.net

CORIAN CONCRETE SERIES

A product synonymous with solid counters has what proprietor DuPont calls “a whole new look, a whole new way of expressing brand beliefs and a new range of aesthetics.”

“As a mainstay material in the home and commercial design community, Corian has been making spaces more unique and functional for 50 years,” says Global Business Director Julie Eaton. “We are taking our presence in the design industry to a new level and introducing an evolved Corian to a new generation of consumers.” DuPont recently announced the largest new collection of colors in Corian’s 50-year history, she adds, led by Concrete—in Ash, Carbon, Neutral and Weathered tones—and three other collections.

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Corian Ash Concrete cladding, chaise lounge. PHOTO: Riccardo Bianchi for Corian art direction Stylemixer
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Cosentino fabricates Orix (shown here) and companion Dekton slabs—56- x 126-in. in 0.8-, 1.2- or 2-cm thicknesses—from a mixture of materials used in glass, porcelain and quartz surfaces. The product retails for $58-$96/sq. ft.

MATERIAL PROTAGANIST

The maker of Silestone quartz surface products has added three colors to its Dekton Industrial Collection. Series leader Orix “mimics the industrial appearance of eroded cement: steely, cold and broken. Its multi-tonal color palette of greys, blues and greens creates contrast between old and new,” according to New York-based Cosentino North America.

Orix, along with the metal- and steel-like Nilium and Radium colors that architect Daniel Germani has developed for Dekton Industrial, offer “designs that capture the organic texture and essence of weather-worn stone and aged metals,” notes Cosentino NA. “The Collection is intended to be both relaxed and modern through its rough, expressive aesthetic, reestablishing concrete, metal and brick as material protagonists in modern design.”