Design expert Karen Sealy features Dekton on Cityline / L’experte design Karen Sealy présente Dekton sur la chaîne TV Cityline

Cityline’s design expert, Karen Sealy of Sealy Design Inc. recently featured a segment on wall treatments for the home. During the show, she took the time to talk about ultracompact surfaces Dekton by Cosentino, specifically as an ideal alternative for fireplace surrounds.

L’experte design de Cityline, Karen Sealy de Sealy Design Inc. a récemment présenté un segment sur les revêtements muraux pour la maison. Durant le show, elle a parlé des surfaces ultracompactes Dekton de Cosentino, comme alternative aux contours de cheminée.

 

Karen used Dekton in Strato to clad a stunning fireplace in a recent basement renovation.
Catch the full segment on Cityline.ca and discover the unique ways you can use Dekton beyond traditional surface applications!

Karen a utilisé Dekton dans la couleur Strato pour créer une incroyable cheminée dans un appartement en sous-sol qu’elle a rénové. Voyez le segment en entier sur Cityline.ca et découvrez les uniques applications de Dekton au-delà des usages traditionnels !

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Silestone introduces new ground-breaking N-Boost Technology / Silestone présente la nouvelle technologie N-Boost

Newly patented by Cosentino, N-Boost is the latest notable advancement in Silestone quartz surfacing using innovative nanotechnology. N-Boost modifies the surface of the material at a molecular level, further enhancing its technical performance and aesthetic properties. This state-of-the-art technology ensures a greater intensity of colour and lustre while also providing a surface that is easier to clean and maintain than ever before.

Innovation brevetée par Cosentino, N-Boost est la dernière avancée pour les surfaces en quartz Silestone qui utilise la nanotechnologie. N-Boost modifie la surface du matériau à l’échelle moléculaire, améliorant sa performance technique et ses propriétés esthétiques. Cette technologie de pointe fournit une plus forte intensité de la couleur et de son brillant, tout en assurant un nettoyage et un entretien plus facile que qu’auparavant.

Silestone’s N-Boost brings a competitive edge to the surface market. While other manufacturers apply a sealant layer to surface materials, which often requires re-application, N-Boost technology is built right into the Silestone surface and lasts forever. The molecular fusion produces bonds within the stone creating a built-in seal that will never fade or degrade. Its advanced technology improves the functionality, quality and beauty of the surface. This includes an incredible water repellent property, creating an extraordinary level of stain resistance. Another quality of this new technology is that it doesn’t alter or affect the other mechanical properties of Silestone, including its high resistance to impact and scratching, availability in large and customized sizes, and versatility for any home design application.

N-Boost de Silestone apporte un avantage concurrentiel dans le marché des surfaces. Tandis que d’autres producteurs appliquent un scellant sur la surface de certains matériaux, qui requiert plusieurs ré-applications dans le temps, la technologie N-Boost est introduite dans le produit Silestone et dure pour toujours. La fusion moléculaire créée des liens dans la pierre, produisant une protection intégrée qui ne s’abimera pas. Cette technologie avancée améliore la fonctionnalité, la qualité, et la beauté de la surface.  Elle lui donne une incroyable imperméabilité qui engendre une résistance aux taches très élevée. Un autre avantage de cette technologie est qu’elle n’affecte aucune autre propriété mécanique de Silestone, comme sa haute résistance aux impacts et aux rayures, sa disponibilité en larges formats et personnalisés, et sa versatilité quant aux différentes applications pour le design de votre foyer.

Watch how new N-Boost Technology works / Voyez ici comment fonctionne N-Boost:

 

Silestone’s new Eternal Collection and Iconic White are the first colours to offer this new technology. The remaining Silestone portfolio will eventually include N-Boost, which will be progressively included throughout the year.

For more information, please visit: http://ca.silestone.com/n-boost/

La nouvelle Collection Eternal et Iconic White sont les premières couleurs à offrir cette nouvelle technologie. N-Boost sera intégrée au fur et à mesure au reste du portfolio de Silestone au cours de cette année.

Pour plus d’information, visitez : http://ca.silestone.com/fr/n-boost/

 

 

Dekton by Cosentino receives International Environmental Product Declaration

The International EPD® System recently awarded the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certificate to the Cosentino Group for the ultracompact Dekton line. This is the second accreditation Cosentino has achieved, after becoming the first company in the quartz surfaces industry to obtain this certificate back in 2011 for Silestone’s ECO line.

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The International EPD System was awarded to Cosentino based on the company’s policy of maximum commitment to sustainability, and its involvement in improving efficiency in the consumption of raw materials and energy, reducing the generation of waste.

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a technique used to evaluate the environmental impacts related to all stages of a product’s life including production in the industrial plant, transport, installation, use and end of life. Dekton was assessed during 2015 at all stages of its life cycle. During this time, the LCA allowed improvements to be made to the surface material and a series of indicators to allow simple and easy monitoring of Dekton‘s environmental status. These indicators pay special attention to greenhouse gas emissions, efficiency in the consumption of raw materials and energy, and the reduction in waste generated.

This certification is a significant accomplishment for Cosentino as it provides sustainability transparency for the Dekton product line. It demonstrates the reduction of negative impact on the environment and provides important information when comparing similar products within the same industry. It also positions Dekton as an optimal choice for LEED property development based on its sustainability and high-efficiency criteria.

According to the Canada Green Building Council, Canada has the second highest number of LEED projects in the world with over 2,800 LEED certified buildings in the country. Canadian architects and builders are looking for products that not only contribute to beautiful design but also uphold sustainability standards. Dekton’s EPD certification positions the brand as an ideal choice among other industry products when it comes to Canadian property developers who are looking for environmentally conscious products.

For more information about Dekton’s EPD, please visit: http://environdec.com/en/Detail/epd916

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Silestone countertops woo Vancouver couple in latest episode of Love it or List it

Silestone recently made an appearance on HGTV Canada’s hit television show Love it or List it Vancouver. The show features homeowners struggling with the decision of moving or re-designing their existing home with the help of a realtor and a designer.

La surface Silestone est récemment apparue dans l’émission TV de HGTV Canada ‘Love it or List it’ Vancouver. L’émission présente des propriétaires avec le dilemme de choisir entre un déménagement et la rénovation de leur foyer actuel, avec l’aide d’un agent immobilier et d’un designer.

 

Vancouver couple, Stephanie and Chris found themselves in a bit of a dilemma after living in Chris’s childhood home which they purchased from his parents. Severely outdated and in need of some design TLC, the couple turned to the show’s hosts, interior designer Jillian Harris and real estate agent Todd Talbot for some much needed guidance.

Un couple de Vancouver, Stephanie et Chris, se sont retrouvés dans cette situation après avoir vécu dans la maison d’enfance de Chris, achetée à ses parents. Celle-ci démodée, et le couple en grand besoin de conseils design, s’est tourné vers les présentateurs, la designer d’intérieur Jillian Harris, et l’agent immobilier Todd Talbot pour des conseils dont ils ont grand besoin.

 

Jillian transformed the couple’s once dated kitchen into a beautiful modern space featuring subtle pops of colour and patterns. Light gray cabinetry paired with Silestone’s White Storm countertops tied the room together giving the kitchen a bright clean look and feel.

So did they decide to love it or list it? We won’t spoil it for you. Watch the full episode here!

Jillian a transformé la cuisine du couple en un superbe espace moderne, qui inclut des touches de couleur subtiles et des motifs intéressants. Des armoires gris clair appariées avec des comptoirs Silestone de la couleur White Storm donnent à cet espace un look lumineux et une sensation de propreté.

Ont-ils décidé de garder la propriété ou de la mettre en vente ? Découvrez l’épisode entier ici!

 

Silestone presents new Eternal Collection in Canada – Silestone présente sa nouvelle Collection Eternal au Canada

Silestone officially introduced its new Eternal Collection in Canada last month during the Interior Design Show in Toronto. Featured in Cosentino’s award-winning booth designed by internationally acclaimed Canadian design firm, Cecconi Simone, the new collection was brought to life through the exhibit’s contemporary applications including a display wall, cladding and a floor to ceiling fireplace surround. The Eternal Collection was well received by IDS attendees, as an ideal alternative to natural stone.

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Silestone® announces Cindy Crawford as new global brand ambassador

 

Cindy Crawford, supermodel and international fashion icon, will soon become the new global brand ambassador for Silestone®.

The world-famous supermodel and the brand have joined forces to represent the very best in beauty, fashion and design in an advertising campaign entitled “Tops On Top”, which will be released from March onwards in major lifestyle, trend, fashion, design, decoration and architecture magazines. As part of her ambassadorship, Crawford will also take part in North American promotional events.

“I have a tremendous passion for design, and I’m thrilled to partner with Silestone®, whose surfacing materials bring a distinctive element to the fashion ensembles we create for our home,” said Crawford during the photo shoot for the campaign, which took place in December in Los Angeles, USA.

This partnership will take the global positioning of the Silestone® brand one step further, building on its already consolidated position as a leading edge decorative surface in design and architecture. It also reinforces the brand’s connection with the lifestyle world, and follows previous collaborations such as those with Andrés Velencoso, Goya Toledo or Paz Vega, among others.

 

 

The campaign “Tops On Top” will feature Cindy Crawford alongside the Silestone® Eternal colour collection, paying homage to natural stone and evoking the infinite, timeless and eternal beauty that can only be found in nature.

Be sure to follow Cindy Crawford’s journey with Silestone® on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #SilestoneTopsOnTop.

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Cosentino wins Best Booth Award at IDS in Toronto

Cosentino won first place in the 601-sq. ft. and above category at the 2017 Interior Design Show Booth Awards held this past week in Toronto. Juried by an esteemed group of judges, the IDS Booth Awards recognizes excellence in exhibit design. This was a landmark moment for the company as the Interior Design Show is known for being one of the most important design conferences in North America. Cosentino enlisted internationally acclaimed Canadian design firm Cecconi Simone for the award-winning design exhibit. The first-place booth inspired design professionals with its contemporary urban town home layout, designed using unconventional surface applications. Read more

West coast designer Jamie Banfield shares his inspiration on latest design project

We recently sat down with Vancouver designer, Jamie Banfield of Jamie Banfield Design to discuss one of his latest design projects – an open concept condominium with an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean. Jamie and his design team diligently worked to create the unique space incorporating Read more

Designers Glen Peloso and Jamie Alexander talk kitchen design

When popular designers and media personalities Glen Peloso and Jamie Alexander co-founded their Toronto-based design firm, Peloso Alexander Interiors, they combined nearly 40 years of commercial, residential and hospitality design experience. Their unique individual tastes combined with their passion for interior design has allowed them to create beautiful spaces for their clients. We recently sat down with Glen and Jamie to discuss one of their latest projects, a sleek and modern kitchen redesign.

 

1: Can you tell us a bit about your vision for this kitchen?

This kitchen was conceived as a food lovers space in an entertainment focused home. The island includes appliances and countertops featuring an inset cutting board over the induction cooktop. Really, everyone can enjoy a meal at this counter. It could also be set up as a great buffet spread for larger groups. Entertaining and taking good care of guests is paramount with a built-in coffee maker, steam oven and a gas cook top with an oven underneath. The beautiful line of the countertop is uninterrupted in the view from the adjoining rooms.

2: What colour did you decide to use for the cascading island countertop?

We used Silestone’s White Arabesque for the island countertop because of its antimicrobial properties. The surface provides the perfect contrast to the cabinets, while still playing with the colour because of the black graining.

3: What is your favourite feature of this room?

We love the cascaded countertop with the inset walnut cutting board as part of the island. We were also very happy with the backsplash because it speaks to the traditional subway tile we are all familiar with. The oversized and bevel detail of the tile provides a simple interest while working beautifully with the countertop colour and style.

4: Finally, what is your top advice to your clients to create a ‘happier home’?

The secret to a happy home is really a happy plan. Understand what your needs are and let a professional guide you through the process. Make sure you use products that don’t require a great deal of maintenance while providing you with as much beauty and function as possible. Designing a space that suits you, your lifestyle and your home will support you, versus needing to adapt to the limitations of your home.

 

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Toronto designer Vanessa Francis shares her latest design – her own kitchen

Toronto designer Vanessa Francis is known for her keen eye for design and ability to mix and match textures, colours and finishes to create stunning spaces for her clients. She recently worked on an important project: a redesign of her own kitchen. As we all know, the kitchen is one of the most used areas of the home, so choosing the right design from colour palette to countertop is essential. We sat down with Vanessa to talk about her design inspiration, her lovely new Silestone countertops and asked the Décor Happy design blogger a key question – when it comes to design, what makes a ‘Happy Home’? Read more