Though still a relatively young company – Vicostone was founded in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2002 – it’s already a global leader in the manufacture of quartz surfacing, shipping 2.3 million square metres each year to more than 40 countries. By 2010, they had introduced the world’s first ultra-white engineered quartz surfacing, relying on state-of-the-art technology developed by Breton of Italy.
The same year, the company introduced a stone with the look of Calacatta marble – a rarer relative of Carrara mable with heavier veining – something even the technology’s manufacturer did not know was achievable with quartz. Vicostone rolled out more white marble-look surfaces in the years that followed: lightly veined Statuario in 2014, and the more latticed Venatino in 2015.
Vicostone is able to achieve a realistic look of marble in a quartz-based engineered stone thanks to a zealous research and development team, which is always on the lookout for ways to test the limits of technology and break new territory. The team has upgraded the initial manufacturing system, keeping their know-how entirely in-house; not even the technology’s makers know how to mimic Vicostone’s authentically white marble-look surfaces.
Their proprietary techniques also rely on the best ingredients: Vicostone incorporates the finest quartz grain, which hides a speckling effect and produces a smoother, more realistic marble finish. They also incorporate the most transparent resin; although it makes up only 10 per cent of the stone’s volume, Vicostone invests more in the clearest, highest-quality resin to achieve whites with more depth and 3-D effect.
The company continues to grow, and recently added to its four warehouses across the United States: this past spring, Vicostone opened a warehouse in Ontario to better serve the Canadian Market. Located in Vaughan, the distribution centre also houses Vicostone’s new Canadian head office. Here, designers can choose from a large selection of Jumbo slabs offered in 60 colours divided into three distinct collections, including Vicostone’s signature white marble-look stones.
This content was published by Azure on behalf of Vicostone.