Caesarstone Takes On Concrete, The Newest Raw Trend in DesignAuthor:Lindsey Shook
The cement look is showing up all over the home—on kitchen counters and bath vanities, in mudrooms and laundry rooms, and on walls and floors. Before determining if the concrete trend could be set in stone, Caesarstone, the leading developer and manufacturer of premium quartz surfaces, looked past the fashion-meets-function design story to uncover the root influencers of the decorative concrete movement—a return to simplicity, a focus on space, and an informed choice of materials. And that’s where the vision began.
The Creative Process
Caesarstone’s product designers’ creative process took them to different areas of the globe to attend shows, evaluate current trends and surround themselves with like-minded inventors, enabling them to make a well-executed concept, like Rugged Concrete, a tangible product. This, while keeping in mind the motivation for the concrete in design movement.
The Look of Concrete, the Durability of Quartz
The cement look has lasting power in design, and it can be combined with elements such as wood, brick, subway tile, and metal for beautiful juxtaposition. The Caesarstone quartz Concrete Series achieves the same look as real concrete without the cracks, stains and inconsistent color by providing a durable and predictable surface.
The matte finishes bring an authentic patina look to any space and offer a cultured vibe ideal for a lifestyle of entertaining, working and relaxing. The polished options encapsulate the look and feel of fine concrete and elevate your space with a sophisticated and artful ambiance.
The Concrete Series
Caesarstone’s range of concrete designs offers a sleek and virtually maintenance-free alternative to formed concrete to achieve any look you want, from modern, industrial to warm and rustic. The newest addition, Rugged Concrete, brings texture to the forefront and adds further depth to the series.
Caesarstone pioneered the first quartz countertops and continues to dominate the surface industry with innovations in color, style and endurance.
The rugged look of real concrete; the harmonious combination of timeless colors; the mixture of just the right shades of grey; the powerful natural look that will upgrade any interior with its presence.
A natural, soft grey base with speckles of black and flecks of white. Raw Concrete, with its neutral color and distinctive texture, delivers a classic industrial concrete presence anywhere it goes. A matte finish brings an authentic patina look giving your kitchen a cool, urban feel with a utilitarian aesthetic. Soften a space by adding glass fixtures and copper accents.
“ When I saw this at the Caesarstone show in Milan I fell in love! So many of my clients want concrete counters without the maintenance and Rugged Concrete is the perfect solution!” – Claire Zinnecker Design
A delicate and clean modern industrial appearance of fine white concrete, with delicate white and light warm grey features.
Further enhancing the overall appearance of Fresh Concrete™ is the “Concrete” matte finish which brings an authentic industrial patina, look and feel to the surface and like all Caesarstone surfaces, never requires sealing. Compared to the polished finish on other Caesarstone designs, the smooth Concrete matte finish doesn’t disguise marks as easily meaning more regular cleaning may be required.
Raw Concrete edge detail and a custom sink inset this Jon De La Cruz @delagrammar design is a showstopper!
It’s wine o’clock here! 4003 Sleek Concrete.
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