Stone of the Season
Bianco Superiore Quartzite is a majestic stone that has it all. It is creamy white with flowing neutral veins. Of course, it is gorgeous in any finish, but the leathered finish has been the most popular choice during the winter season. Leathered surfaces are given a finish that allows the stone to have a textured, organic appearance while still maintaining the natural color of the stone. Bianco Superiore Leathered has a soft sheen and is less reflective or shiny than Bianco Superiore Polished. Therefore, water spots and streaks are easier to camouflage. These slabs have almost no pores and can be used in any environment without worries. Bianco Superiore Quartzite is extremely dense and can provide life-long durability as one of the hardest stones in nature.
MAKE A STATEMENT WITH STONE
Today, homeowners are looking to design bathrooms that make them feel pampered and provide a sense of well-being when they step inside. In response, design professionals are upping the ante to create luxurious spaces.
Now more than ever, consumers are requesting natural stones. Due to the pandemic and spending more time at home, they want a unique and aesthetically pleasing space while accommodating them comfortably! Natural stone is the perfect solution. Every piece is gorgeous, and no two are the same, not to mention there are tons (talking thousands) of choices, so the only issue would be deciding which stone to go with! A beautiful stone serves as the focal point of the design and can set the tone for the rest of the elements.
A current focus is rich veining, specifically in exotic marbles. These patterns bring movement and interest to the surface, whether it be a kitchen island or perimeter countertops, a bathroom vanity, the shower walls, the tub's surrounds, flooring... the opportunities are endless!
PACIFIC SHORE STONES ATTENDS KBIS
Pacific Shore Stones (Pacshore) is a leading distributor of natural stone, quartz, and premium surfaces. The company recently participated in two of the industry's most significant events, StonExpo and KBIS. These events served as a platform for Pacshore to host its annual Team and Sales Strategy Workshop meeting, bringing together all 16 location managers.
The workshop provided a valuable opportunity for Pacshore's staff to learn about the latest market trends for 2023 and gain insights into the industry. One trend that stood out is the increasing desire for large-format ceramic or porcelain. Pacific Shore Stones is currently a distributor of its brand called Pacshore Tech but learned that Caesarstone is also launching a brand scheduled for Spring. Furthermore, the meeting was an excellent way for the company to align its sales strategy and ensure all locations work towards common goals.
In addition to hosting the workshop, Pacshore also celebrated the achievements of one of its own. Bre Covell, the Springdale Manager, received a Women in Stone scholarship award from the Natural Stone Institute. The award ceremony was a testament toPacshore's commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Pacific Shore Stones is always looking for ways to stay ahead of the curve and stay engaged with the latest developments in the industry. Participating in events like StonExpo and KBIS and hosting its annual workshop are just a few ways the company demonstrates its commitment to excellence. In conclusion, Pacific Shore Stones' participation in StonExpo and KBIS and its annual Team and Sales Strategy Workshop meeting is a testament to its commitment to providing its customers with the highest quality products and services.
ALL ABOUT SOAPSTONE
Soapstone is a popular choice for countertops, which is no wonder why. It is a natural beauty, available in several colors, and Pacific Shore Stones offers a wide range of soapstone in various finishes. Not only is soapstone beautiful on its own, but it also pairs well with other surface options such as marble, quartzite, or even quartz. Its versatility is one of the reasons it is popular. Soapstone is nonporous, meaning a soapstone counter will never stain, etch, or harbor bacteria. Due to its high talc content, soapstone can be soft but also one of the most forgiving because it can be sanded or refinished.
Soapstone is available in plenty of colors with different vein patterns, including but not limited to black, green, blue, and grays. Dark gray or black soapstone is the top trending color because it is minimalistic. Soapstone is perfect for the island kitchen because of its heat resistance, durability, and low maintenance.
"The aim was to take back the stone to its organic origin, enhancing its own beauty and natural imperfections, which is why each single slab becomes a unique and inimitable piece.”
Elements Room introduces an extraordinary perception: Organic Textures.
We have grown used to looking at natural stones with a polished finish and thinking “this is marble.” But in nature, polished stone does not exist... it is an artificial process created in the Roman Era, merely to give a sense of luxury to marble. However, what is luxury these days? Perhaps whatever you make it out to be!
It all started in the Arabescato Corchia quarry of Italy. Once inside, it was noticed that all around there were marble walls and ceilings with their natural surfaces. This is where the idea of the organic textures collection was born – the new concept of stone.
With this collection comes three main families: Graffiti, Moonface, and Scultura, each exhibiting unique characteristics. Graffiti can be used for interior and exterior wall cladding, exterior flooring, bathroom vanities, etc. This texture can be done on every marble, however not every marble reacts the same way. Moonface can also be used for interior and exterior wall cladding, exterior flooring, but also on interior flooring and countertops. This finish is the smoothest of the three families. Finally, Scultura (deriving from the meaning of sculpture) can be used for interior and exterior wall cladding and is best used with lights to highlight the extreme dimension.
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT/CEU
In honor of the month of love, Elements Room in San Antonio hosted a customer appreciation night to end the month of February. We successfully honored our loyal clients, and the night was complete with cheese and chocolate fondue fountains and wine tasting. Our business development manager, Larry Wallace, is CEU certified by NSI and offered a presentation on Stone Care: What You Should Know. The one-hour course gave design professionals a general understanding of natural stone and the best practices for care and maintenance. It covered stone sealers and how they are beneficial indoors and outdoors, along with when and when not to use them. In addition, Larry discussed the makeup of the cleaners and how they can affect the longevity of the installed stone.