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Zaha Hadid x CITCO “Valle” Black Granite Shelf

Granite is not limited to flat surfaces such as countertops, it can be used for all sorts. We found this awesome post showcasing a shelf designed by legendary architect Zaha Hadid. After linking for last year’s brilliant sculptural “Tau” vase series, the late architectural mastermind Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid and Italian stone specialists CITCO partnered once again for […]

Porcelain Slabs

Porcelain slabs are revolutionising the use of stone in commercial and home design. Overcoming the traditional pain points that natural stones can encounter, porcelain slabs are carefully engineered to be characterised by practicality, adaptability and beauty. Porcelain slabs perform excellently and could even be considered superior to natural stone.  Due to a special customised set of properties, porcelain slabs are an impeccable […]

The Chief – Portrait of marble (VIDEO)

“Marble quarries are places so unbelievable and striking, they almost feel like they are big theaters or sets,” says Yuri Ancarani, the filmmaker behind today’s excerpt from the documentary, Il Capo (The Chief), which follows a quarry boss as he guides his men through the extraction process, using a silent language of gesture and sign. […]

What Is the Difference Between Quartz and Quartzite?

Here’s a short article we found that is worth sharing to inform anyone new to home, kitchen and bathroom design the difference between quartz and quartzite. Their names may sound similar, but as stones they are totally different. Here at Trendstone we distribute to stone fabricators nationwide and stock New Zealand’s largest range of natural and engineered stones – […]

1950’s Marble Quarry (Video)

Take a look and these sweet historic video’s we found from the British Pathé film archives. They show some great insight into how Carrara Marble was quarried back in the good old days, when hard labour was the driving force of the stone industry.  

The Colours of Granite

Granite is a natural stone, which comes in a massive range of colours. It is a completely natural process how the colours of granite form – many factors are at play here. We found this article explaining how we come to find so many beautiful natural colours in the granites we see today! Granite colours […]

New Warehouse For Brazil Trendstone Stockist

Novastone is the stockist of Trendstone slabs in Brazil. We’re excited to share that Novastone have just opened a new Warehouse in Cachiero. With a larger space and updated facilities, Novastone now have an increased capacity for production and more area for stock. Being a wholesaler, Novastone imports Trendstone slabs and sells them to stone manufacturers and fabricators. Their upgraded […]

Trendstone Quartz- What You Need To Know

Trendstone Quartz is an engineered stone manufactured from up to 93% quartz. The balance is made from polymer resins and pigments. Properties Quartz is one of the hardest minerals on earth, so by nature, Trendstone Quartz is extremely robust and durable. It is an excellent long-term investment for business and home owners. It is also naturally non-porous due to it’s […]


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