On the Road: Visiting Cosentino

March 21st, 2016

Waking up to a beautiful day in Spain our first trip was to Cosentino’s quarry. We drove up into the mountains to get to this vantage point. You can appreciate the vastness and think a bit more about just what it takes to get that stone slab installed in your home when you step back and look at this first step in the process.

Kristina Crestin Design_Cosentino Silestone trip A

After visiting the quarry we started with a stop at their headquarters to check out fresh new products. You’ll notice I managed to ferret out the one turquoise thing in the building – turquoise Silestone! Yippie!

Some other new finds I was excited about was Cosentino’s departure from counters to the sink and vanity market. They have shower components as well but I was taken with the sinks, so clean and streamline. The simplicity of the Armony sink pictured below left in particular is something I’d love to integrate into my design work. From a design point of view it could streamline the design process of purchasing these as one element vs. drawing out details for a local fabricator to make.

Kristina Crestin Design_Cosentino Silestone trip B

Next? Orange vests and hard hats! A real good look. Without the hard hat one could assume we had gotten ourselves into trouble in Spain and had to work off some community service!  Blame the sangria! Kidding aside we rocked the vests and headed off to get our behind the scenes tour.

Kristina Crestin Design_Cosentino Silestone trip C

We saw a bit of the stone cutting process – 24 hours to cut one block of stone into individual slabs! No wonder they cost so much money …..  After that we got to see both Silestone and Dekton.  I’m a bit taken with some of the new Dekton finishes. The fact that the material can be used on an outdoor kitchen in our New England Climate and survive blows my mind.

Kristina Crestin Design_Cosentino Silestone trip D

To check out more about Cosentino and all their offerings head to their web site here.

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