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28.May Products

Brazilian vs. Italian marble: The charm of natural stone that brings the countries together

Italy has a great tradition in natural stone, but Brazil has been making a name for itself in recent years. Find out more about Brazilian and Italian marble!  There's no denying that Italian marble is recognized worldwide. Italy is the country of origin of Carrara marble, one of the most famous and appreciated on the planet.  Over the centuries, Europeans have perfected their techniques for extracting, processing and finishing the beautiful natural stone, making it a benchmark in the field.  In recent years, however, Brazil has also been making a name for itself in this field, with the variety and unique properties of its stone. Italian tradition vs. Brazilian innovation Both countries offer a wide range of impressive and diverse colors and patterns. Find out more about Brazilian and Italian marble below: 1. Aesthetics Aesthetic excellence is present in both imported and domestic marble. Brazil has an abundance of natural stone with timeless colors, as can be seen in the patterns of Biancatto marble, with a light background and soft veins, and Matarazzo, with tones that vary between bluish and golden. Italy, on the other hand, is not only known for its classic options, such as Botticino with its beige background, but also for its exotic and vibrant marbles, such as Rosso Levanto, with a burgundy background and vibrant veins, and Calacata Fabbricotti, which creates a dynamic aesthetic with a white background and golden, grey and brown veins. 2. Technical properties As far as the properties of the stones are concerned, the differences are not marked either. Durability and characteristics will depend on more than just the origin of the stone, but also on the treatment and finishing carried out on the pieces. National marbles, especially those that are extracted, processed and distributed by reliable companies, leave nothing to be desired when compared to Italian marbles.  Whether you're choosing a traditional Italian marble or a trendy Brazilian stone, it's important to pay attention to the supplier and the attributes of the piece, as this is what will define the quality.  National marble has already conquered its place in the market European stone has always been recognized as a luxurious option, a status symbol. But over time, the market has come to recognize the value of Brazilian pieces, even outside the country. Especially when the idea is to create authentic and daring spaces, the rare richness of Brazilian marble is preferred. The states of Bahia, Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo are some of the highlights in terms of stone extraction.  Brazil is one of the segment's main producers and exporters. In 2020, it was in 5th place in the ranking, behind China, Italy, Turkey and India. In the same year, the main buyer of Brazilian marble and granite was the USA. We also export on a large scale to China, Mexico, the UK and Canada, as well as Italy itself.  Speaking of natural stone in general, figures from Abirochas (Brazilian Association of the Ornamental Stone Industry) for 2023 show that the country earned more than US$ 179 million in exports to the USA, China, Mexico, the UK and Italy.  We are proud to be part of this We are truly passionate about the richness of Brazilian natural stone, including the extraordinary marbles, as well as quartzites, granites and much more. Explore our website and get to know this amazing variety!   

24.May Trends

Splendido: the quartzite that matches the nuances of the Color of the Year

Chosen as the shade that will drive trends in 2024, Peach Fuzz expresses the desire to nourish oneself and others, and is also in sync with the patterns found in Decolores' natural stone. Inspiring lightness and relaxation, Splendido's peach shade can be perfect for compositions in rest areas, as is the case in the bedroom featured in the image. Photo: Disclosure. In a dynamic and constantly evolving world, Pantone's choice of Color of the Year has become a beacon for architecture and interior design professionals, guiding the trends that will shape the aesthetic landscape in the coming months. In 2024, the company is once again taking the lead by proclaiming a shade that transcends simple visual nuances, incorporating cultural, emotional and social meanings into a single hue. We're talking about Peach Fuzz! The color, based on a shade of peach softly dwelling between pink and orange, was designed to express our desire to nourish ourselves and others, comprising a captivating aura that enriches our mind, body and spirit. Subtly sensual, it also brings a feeling of gentleness and welcome, offering a space to just be and feel, as well as investing in our desire for closeness to others and for moments of stillness. Inspired by the context of the Color of the Year, Decolores, a brand that has stood out in the trade for being a reference in the processing of Quartzite for over 20 years, presents Splendido, a natural stone that harmonizes perfectly with the nuances of Peach Fuzz. On the left, Peach Fuzz, the shade chosen by Pantone as Color of the Year 2024. On the right, Splendido quartzite, by Decolores, which is in line with the nuances of the first. Photos: Pantone/Disclosure This quartzite has the power to elegantly transform any room by simply relying on the magnificence of its patterns. With layers and veins formed by the geological wonders of Chapada Diamantina, in Bahia, Splendido captivates the eye and stimulates the imagination, whether it's for a luxurious kitchen, an exquisite bathroom or a cozy living room. By incorporating the element into architectural projects, professionals can create spaces that not only reflect the latest trends or stand out for their contemporaneity, but also respond to the emotional and sensory needs of those who live there.  

24.May Company

The importance of sustainable practices in caring for biodiversity

Get to know Decolores' operational processes and the actions applied by the company for sustainable development and attention to biodiversity. Concern and attention to the planet's various biomes and ecosystems are constant actions that affect our routine, even when we don't realize it. The idea that the Earth's resources are limited and must be preserved is a debate that demands everyone's attention. To celebrate the balance between the various forms of life, Biodiversity Day, which takes place on May 22, highlights the richness of flora and fauna, while at the same time warning us to use natural resources consciously and responsibly.  In this article, we present the value of this date and show how Decolores works to contribute to environmental preservation, respecting living beings and water in the ecosystems where the company operates. Join us in this reading. Why do sustainable actions matter? Brazil's wealth is manifested in its seven biomes: Amazon, Atlantic Forest, Cerrado, Caatinga, Mato Grosso Pantanal, Pampa and Coastal-Marine Zone. The diversity present is vast, but the threat of extinction is close to 1,253 species, according to the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio). When species of plants, animals and minerals disappear from an ecosystem, the tendency is for it to lose its balance, which has serious consequences for the whole world.  And what is Decolores doing to avoid or reduce this situation? 1. Durability and useful life of stone One of the pillars of Decolores' institutional values is the intrinsic sustainability of stone, which is promoted through innovation, research and the development of solutions aimed at extending the life cycle of stone, avoiding the waste of various resources. This sustainable approach contributes significantly to the preservation of biodiversity, as it seeks to use natural elements consciously and responsibly, minimizing the depletion and degradation of the environment. 2. Care from the purchase of blocks In order to ensure that Decolores' rocks comply with current regulations, we rely on suppliers who certify the regularity of their quarries, which is a prerequisite for the purchase of blocks. In this way, we encourage partners, among other obligations, to protect water sources and respect legal reserve areas, joining forces for shared environmental responsibility and the preservation of the planet.  3. Responsible use of natural resources and waste reduction During the industrial stone processing process, the seriousness continues by adopting other sustainable practices, such as: - Destination of waste for reuse; - Reusing the water used in cutting and polishing equipment; - Training for process efficiency and reducing material losses; - Adoption of clean energy sources; - Procedures and technologies to prevent effluent contamination. 4. Study of sustainable methods and inputs In order to optimize the useful life potential of stone, Decolores invests in a Research and Development (R&D) department dedicated to studying the composition of stone, carrying out tests and evaluations, and providing this information both internally and externally.  This area's mission is to improve processes, share knowledge and offer appropriate guidance on the use, installation and maintenance of stone. With more than two decades of experience in this field, Decolores has been committed to contributing to the protection of biodiversity. Using advanced technology, care and a contemporary approach, it has made a name for itself in the market as a leader in quartzite processing.  Keep up to date with the latest news and follow Decolores' sustainable actions by following its official Instagram page: @decoloresoficial.  

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22.May Products

Can natural stone be a sustainable alternative for interior design?

As a durable, timeless and reusable element, stone can become a more environmentally friendly part of architectural design.   Did you know that due to their geological characteristics, natural stone can, among other things, be used in the construction industry itself, for decorating rooms, decorative pieces, mosaics and even for making jewelry? Thanks to their composition, rocks can also be used in the cosmetics, ceramics and fertilizer industries. With their long lifespan, natural stones have long proven to be a much more sustainable and viable option in the midst of a synthetic market. It's almost impossible to delve into the history of its formation in nature and not see that it deserves to continue to be surrounded by respect, care and responsibility.  In interior design, specifically, its use is directly linked to the desire to connect in a more expansive way with the sensations of well-being that only what is natural can provide. Not to mention, of course, that it is an extremely durable, weather-resistant and easy-to-maintain material.  Decolores, a company born in Espírito Santo that has become a benchmark in quartzite processing in Brazil and around the world, sees the intrinsic sustainability of stone as one of the pillars underpinning its institutional values. In this sense, one of the company's strong allies is innovation, where, with a commitment to generating well-being and prosperity for sustainable development and a fairer world, the company always researches and chooses solutions that allow the life cycle of the stone to be as long as possible, without wasting various resources.  In addition to making the most of the potential lifespan of its products, Decolores has a Research and Development (R&D) department whose mission is to study the composition of stones, test, evaluate and provide this information internally and externally, in order to improve processes, disseminate knowledge and provide appropriate guidance on use, installation and maintenance.

22.May Events

Revestir 2024

Decolores, a company born in Espírito Santo, arrives at Expor Revestir 2024 contemplating the beauty and diversity of our country's natural rocks. Named 'Cores do Brasil' (Colors of Brazil), the collection presents a sequence of products originating from our lands, which encompass a diverse range of shades and textures.  Between March 19 and 22, at the São Paulo Expo, the brand will occupy a 30 m² stand, designed by architect Bruno Silva of Studio Cocoon Rise, where it will combine trend, innovation and knowledge about its quartzites and their history in Brazil, highlighting the natural choice as a more sustainable and viable option in the midst of a synthetic market. The space features a large panel of Da Vinci quartzite, which goes all the way to the ceiling, highlighting the subtle and delicate movement that the element can bring to interior design, while also emphasizing the various possibilities for installing the stone. On the same perimeter, a bench made of Mont Blanc with Da Vinci inlaid in the shape of a leaf brings a breath of fresh air to the space, once again celebrating the intrinsic naturalness of the material. In another part of the stand, solid stone cubes measuring approximately 5 cm show the different types of Decolores stone and the various possible finishes, illustrating how creativity can be explored without losing the robustness and durability of natural stone. The color palette, in turn, was based on shades of green, a color that is a strong trend this year and represents much of the brand's institutional identity, as well as connecting harmoniously with the concept of sustainability, one of the company's pillars. With content developed especially for the fair by the team of geologists from the Research & Development sector, Decolores also presents a rich context about its products to visitors, with facts and curiosities that highlight the attributes and properties of its stones. Get to know some of Decolores' natural stones that will be at Expo Revestir 2024: Splendido With its pink hue, Splendido quartzite, from Decolores, gave the staircase in the social area a modern, characterful look. Photo: Disclosure. Splendido quartzite captivates the eye and stimulates the imagination. Its authenticity can transform any space into a haven of elegance. The pink hue of the rock - with its layers and veins shaped by the geological wonders of the Chapada Diamantina, in Bahia - creates a welcoming and comforting atmosphere, as well as bringing personality to the interior design. Biancatto Minimalist, Biancatto is perfect for creating neutral and elegant bases. In this kitchen, the Decolores stone has created a light atmosphere for the room, which is integrated with nature. Photo: Disclosure. In Bahia, approximately 944 million years ago, a marine spectacle was unfolding. Carpets of algae and coral reefs were sources of calcium carbonate that precipitated into extensive limestone packages. Under pressure and temperature, Biancatto Marble emerged, a timeless rock with crystallized dolomites in every layer, which delivers a classical symphony reflected in its soft white tones and grey hues. Sodalita The exuberance intrinsic to Decolores' Sodalite is perfect for the design of imposing environments that become the protagonists of the architectural project. Photo: Disclosure.  An exuberant rock with a royal blue color due to the abundant presence of the mineral that inspired its name, Sodalite has a polished finish. A rare mineral, it is unique in Brazil, creating a genuinely Brazilian, exclusive, exotic stone with high added value. It can be installed on worktops, tables, washbasins, wall panels and design pieces. Da Vinci The green hue of the fuchisite mineral gives Da Vinci quartzite its personality. Photo: Disclosure. It contains relict minerals that have been transformed over geological time and now have exotic colors, such as the green of the mineral fuchisite, which is rich in chromium, giving it the green hue so characteristic of the chemical element. Polished, brushed or levigated, this quartzite can be applied to façades, internal and external walls, internal and external floors, kitchen worktops, table tops, bathrooms, external cladding for fireplaces and swimming pools. Mont Blanc The brilliance of Mont Blanc enchants all who see it and makes it ideal for spaces that need a more neutral base, as in this art gallery. Photo: Joana França. Characterized by its white background due to the milky quartz in the rock, Mont Blanc quartzite has fluid veins that are sometimes green - due to the presence of the mineral sericite - and sometimes almost black - due to the presence of the mineral tourmaline. Polished, levigated or brushed, it is ideal for internal walls and floors, kitchen worktops, table tops, bathrooms and external fireplace coverings. Ijen Blue Through its celestial color, Ijen Blue gives the spaces where it is installed profound beauty, as in the case of this living room. Photo: Disclosure. Ijen Blue, with its palette that mixes shades of blue, white and grey, is a quartzite that contemplates deep beauty through its color. Its patterns, which fluidly cover the entire surface of the stone, cover projects that value succinct refinement. Whether applied to kitchen worktops, wall coverings or floors, this quartzite not only beautifies, but also instigates a visceral connection with nature. Bronzite With its sober tone, Bronzite is perfect for environments that value sophistication, as in this spa room. Photo: Disclosure. The iron minerals and quartz layers present in Bronzite are responsible for its high hardness and reddish colors, which are often vivid and bright. Polished, brushed, flamed or with a slatted finish - a novelty! -this quartzite is perfect for facades, walls and interior floors, kitchen worktops, table tops, bathrooms and external fireplace coverings.  

22.May Company

Workers' Month: Learn about the work culture that earned us the GPWT label

In the month of May, we want to pay tribute to our team and also present a little more about our work culture and the achievement of the GPTW seal. Check it out!  Over the more than 20 years of our history, we have always prioritized environmental and social responsibility, seeking to create a positive, beneficial and inclusive work culture for all members of the Decolores team. On Workers' Month, it is with immense gratitude that we pay tribute to all those who share our purpose with us, helping to offer natural stone of the highest quality to the Brazilian market. In addition, we would like to take this opportunity to share a little more about our way of working, which has brought us a great achievement: the GTPW seal! Follow along and find out more. We are Great Place to Work In 2023, it was with great joy and pride that we achieved the Great Place to Work certification, awarded by the renowned global consultancy of the same name, which attests to companies' commitment to the well-being of their employees. Throughout our two decades in the natural stone market, we have established ourselves as a business with innovation, technology and care in its DNA. Now, with this recognition, we stand out even more, becoming the latest company in the sector to receive this seal of quality. We were already a benchmark for dedication and excellence when it comes to social responsibility, and this achievement only reaffirms our commitment to this cause, further strengthening our work culture, which is aimed at the well-being and prosperity of everyone involved. How does GPTW certification work? Certification is awarded after a rigorous and meticulous assessment, so it doesn't happen overnight. The process involves anonymous employee surveys and a thorough analysis of the organization's people management practices. Our People and Management director, Jonathan Marquezini, comments: “The importance of the seal is directly linked to our purpose and commitment to generating well-being and prosperity. Being an excellent place to work, being pioneers with the GPTW certification in the stone sector, only reinforces the certainty that we are on the right track.”  It's important to note that this is the result of constant effort and a work culture that is truly focused on caring for people. “Everything is the result of continuous work over the years. Now, based on the analysis of the results and the suggestions made in the survey, the company will have a better basis for implementing improvement plans in the organization“, adds Jonathan”.  - Learn a little more about our history Inspired by the power of nature, we have emerged with a new, poetic and versatile look at the beauty of natural stone, revealing its power in every detail of architectural and design projects. We are a company specializing in quartzite processing and we invest in technology, offering the best in everything we do and produce, giving a unique identity to clients who value the natural choice as an essential link in their projects and achievements. With more than 200 employees and a presence on 5 continents, we are committed to generating well-being and prosperity for everyone involved!  

22.May Products

Colors of Brazil: Check out Decolores' releases and interior design news

Learn more about our latest initiatives, get to know the brand, and see the trends for the segment. Here at Decolores, 2024 is already full of great news and plenty of inspiration in interior design trends. We remain committed to our mission of offering beautiful, exclusive, and high-quality natural stones, and we have launched new options early in the year. Below, you will learn more about our brand, the latest releases, and the main innovations in the segment. Stay tuned! Discover more about Decolores Are you familiar with our history? We have over two decades of existence, founded on August 17, 2000. Since then, we have been specialists in the production and commercialization of ornamental natural stones, working with total transparency, environmental and social responsibility, and maintaining good relationships with our customers. We aim to meet the latest market trends and demands, constantly expanding our catalog, always offering the same quality and exclusivity in all products. One of our differentials is technology and innovation, which make us the most reliable option in the segment. Our industrial park is equipped with the latest equipment for cutting and finishing stones. All of this helps us fulfill our mission of providing ornamental stones with total quality and excellence at every stage, from extraction to customer service. Colors of Brazil: Discover the latest additions to our collection This year, we introduced two new additions to the special Colors of Brazil collection, which celebrates the best of the rocks found here in Brazil and bring the unique essence and irreverence that Brazil exudes. Check them out:   Bronzite A quartzite that originates from geological processes over 2 billion years ago, composed of numerous layers of iron minerals and quartz. This generates its characteristic reddish tone, vibrant, with an unmistakable brightness. It has very high resistance, making it an option for various types of projects, including floors, walls, interiors, countertops, and much more. In any use, it adds elegance and personality to the space.   Sodalite An extremely rare and noble formation formed 700 million years ago from the cooling of magma that emerged from the Earth's interior. Its vibrant blue tone, with white veins and gray-greenish streaks, makes this rock a true spectacle. The intense color creates a unique and bold atmosphere in environments, creating incredible combinations both as the protagonist and as a supporting element in projects.   Mont Blanc Found in the Chapada Diamantina, in the heart of Bahia, it is the result of the action of winds and waters, shaping the dunes and carrying sand into the lakes, which, over the years, were gradually buried. Its authentic forms, in light tones reminiscent of marble, combine lightness and sophistication.   Da Vinci The history of this rock began over 3 billion years ago, with the formation of a basin that received and accumulated river sediments. Over millennia, the present minerals oxidized, generating elements such as fuchsite, which contributes to Da Vinci's rare aspect. Its green tones carry a unique beauty, adding personality and elegance to environments. Natural stones are a trend this year They appear as some of the main bets in this period, being used in innovative ways, beyond the classic applications in floors and walls. Quartzite, granite and marble are the favorites, for their resistance and durability, combined with impeccable aesthetics. The connection and reminiscence of nature are some of the most valued aspects currently, and undoubtedly, these jewels fit into this trend with great sophistication and lightness. Moreover, maximalist design is also on the rise. Natural stones are great for this style, adding refinement and luxury.  

22.May Events

Lecture series USA

With goal of expanding knowledge about natural stone in the North American market, Decolores team composed by sales executives and Research and Development (R&D) areas, is promoting, in partnership with its customers, a cycle of lectures with the theme "Discover the power of Quartzite" Made for customers, fabricators, designers and architects, the event is the first one made overseas and "reinforces the company's DNA to innovate and disseminate relevant information about natural stone", says commercial director Gustavo Probst.

21.May Trends

Trends in the use of natural stone: check out the highlights of the latest trade fairs

Despite the great diversity of elements available for covering surfaces and creating decorative objects, natural stone continues to stand out in architecture due to its unique beauty, versatility and durability. These noble pieces can be used in spaces both as protagonists and in harmony with other items, with the aim of creating uniqueness and conveying different sensations. Below, you'll find more details on some of the trends presented at the latest industry fairs focusing on natural stone.  3 major trends in the use of natural stone: Here are some of the main trends highlighting natural stone: ● Organic design This isn't exactly new, as organic design first appeared in the 1930s with the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In recent years, however, it has made a comeback with its smooth lines, authentic materials and inspiration from nature.  The use of plants and the use of natural light are hallmarks of this style, but stone also has a place. Even if they aren't organic, they are of natural origin and can bring rustic aspects and refer to the sea and wood, for example, adding beauty to rooms that follow this type of decoration.  ● Fluid lines Curved and smooth shapes, rather than straight lines and angles, help to create more welcoming and comfortable environments. Rounded objects, curved furniture and arches in the walls are all ways to adopt this trend. Natural stone can be incorporated in a variety of ways. When cut into fluid, curvilinear shapes, they can be transformed into tables, adorn walls and be used according to the imagination of the architect or decorator. ● Variety of finishes  At the latest trade fairs, stone appears in a variety of finishes, which guarantees even more versatility and ways of using these impressive elements. Here are a few:      Brushed: very common in marble, it creates a satin-smooth appearance to the touch. Ideal for cozy environments such as living rooms and bedrooms.       Levigated: a rough cut. Levigated can be ideal for environments with an industrial and urban concept, adding authenticity and a touch of boldness.        Polished: a common finish, it gives off that characteristic shine that immediately comes to mind when we think of natural stone. It is the best choice for sophisticated and refined creations, especially in kitchens and bathrooms.       Slatted: another rustic and contemporary option, it features the stone in slats, with a rough finish. 

21.May Events

Check out the first edition of Vivenciarq 2024

Days of immersion in the world of natural stone, gastronomic experiences and shared experiences marked this edition of VIVENCIARQ, held in partnership with DeCarli Mármores, guest architects from Passo Fundo and a group of journalists from São Paulo. During the program, visitors learned about our production processes and the geological formation of natural stones through the Tour das Rochas; tasted our Capixaba cuisine; were inspired by the applications of quartzite in our Showroom; and took part in a chat with architect and partner Bruno Silva.   Check out some photos from the edition:

16.April Events

Decolores representing Brazil at the Marmomac 2023

Taking part in the trade fair considered to be one of the most important in the natural stones sector, the company showcases a large portfolio of quartzites and other products.  Decolores’ stand at Marmomac 2023 was designed by Ale Brunato and included a counter in Da Vinci quartzite designed by the architect Angela Feitoza.  Following the inner movement of its DNA, which has innovation and the search for trends as strong guiding lines, Decolores participates representing Brazil at Marmomac 2023, one of the most important and renowned international trade fairs dedicated to natural stone production chain in the world.  Taking place on September 26-29, the event reunited well-known companies and specialized professionals of the sector in Verona, Italy, place where the event was first established, and it is considered one of the main Italian districts in natural stone extraction and processing. Architects, interior designers, construction companies, engineers and influencers form all over the world have the opportunity to see large scale samples of the main Decolores’ quartzites such as the Splendido, Da Vinci, Mont Blanc, Sodalita, Ijen Blue and Bronzite, as well as other stones from the company portfolio.   The company participation in the Marmomac is an excellent opportunity to showcase the 100% Brazilian excellence found in all its products and services, as well as to establish new partnerships and strengthen old relationships. The stand, in turn, fills the eye and invites trade fair visitors for a visit to the Decolores universe, designed by the unique creativity of Ale Brunato including a counter made in Da Vinci quartzite designed by the architect Angela Feitoza.    The company has an industrial park located in a 74 thousand sqm area and has been a reference point in the sector for over 20 years, Decolores arrives at the trade fair to display all the innovation being performed in its production processes, where the company invests time and resources to improve and standardize its stages.   ABOUT DECOLORES In a little over 20 years Decolores grew as a business that carries innovation, technology, care and contemporaneity in its DNA, being responsible for bringing a more poetic and plural look to the power of natural stones in architecture and interior design.  The company, among other things, became known in the business for being a reference point in quartzite processing, a more resistant stone which ended up bringing innovation to the sector thanks to its large diversity of colors and patterns. Due to its modern and cutting edge processing the company is considered a pioneer in quartzite processing both in Brazil and in the world. Its industrial park is located in a 74 thousand sqm area in the city of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, in Espírito Santo and has a branch in the municipality of Serra in the same state. The company is considered one of the largest natural stone processing zones in the country.  Decolores www.decolores.com.br @decoloresoficial Marmomac 2023 Venue: Fiera Verona Address: Viale del Lavoro, 8, 37135 Verona VR, Italy Stand: Hall 11N, E7-E8 Learn more in: www.marmomac.com  PRESS CONTACT Denise Delalamo Comunicação Customer Service: Ana Sant’Anna Contact: (11) 98536-7627 E-mail: [email protected]   Customer Service: Gabriela Bardusco  E-mail: [email protected]  

07.December Trends

Trends in Natural Stone for 2023

We've gathered everything you need to know about trends in natural stones for 2023. Read More! What are the main trends in natural stones for 2023? Spoiler alert: they involve a wide range of colors, unique patterns, and the prominence of technology, for instance. But that's all we can reveal for now. To learn more about the topic, follow along here and check out the content crafted especially for you. Happy reading! The Importance of Ornamental Stones Ornamental stones are perfect for enhancing the ambiance. Granite, quartzite, marble, and sandstone, for example, set the tone for attractive, decorative, and truly diverse spaces. In this regard, these materials enable you to "uplift" many areas. From the pool to bedrooms, from bathrooms to the kitchen: with them, everything becomes incredible and unique! Trends in Natural Stones for 2023 In addition to natural elements with raw finishes, pieces rich in unique details and distinctive textures are also expected to remain popular. However, unique design and a focus on technology and sustainability are equally prominent today! Stay updated on the main trends in natural stones for 2023: Innovative Colors and Patterns Neutral and warm palettes stand out, each in its own way, with avant-garde patterns. When it comes to the former, softness is their trademark! Meanwhile, warm colors, including shades of orange and red, are expected to claim increasingly larger spaces in interior decoration, especially when combined with various geometric patterns. Distinct Textures and Finishes Sophistication is present in natural stones through textures and finishes that deviate from traditional options. Consequently, each material becomes unique, with various application possibilities in different settings. Sculpting, sandblasting, and polishing techniques make all the difference in creating distinctive surfaces. Exotic and Rare Materials Stones like sodalite, very rare and found exclusively in Brazil, also play a significant role in current trends. Its exuberant royal blue color brings sophistication and refinement to various spaces. Therefore, it can be incorporated into countertops, tables, sinks, and more. Sustainability and Natural Stones Preserving the environment is everyone's duty. The importance of sustainability is increasingly in focus, driving innovations that are essential in product creation. In the case of stones, the trend is towards increased production of long-lasting items that do not require frequent replacements and outlast traditional solutions. Innovative Applications In this topic, the spotlight is on various ways to apply natural stones, whether in interior or exterior designs. Stones in contact with water are expected to become an increasingly common feature moving forward. Moreover, these pieces can also be found in unexpected places, such as the wall behind the bed, for example. Integration with Technology Continuous improvement in processes facilitates synergy between natural stones and technology. In other words, innovation contributes to the development of unique solutions, delivered to clients with extensive customization possibilities. Cutting-edge resources have been crucial in making spaces even more modern, intelligent, and beautiful. Sustainable Projects It's impossible not to emphasize the topic of nature. Natural stones are being widely used in architectural projects, from small spaces to large buildings. As such, items like these have indeed made a unanimous contribution to the preservation of what matters most: the environment. Count on us and elevate your interior decor The best trends in natural stones for 2023 are here at Decolores. Since we started our operations in the year 2000, we have spared no effort in providing truly distinctive ornamental stones for our clients' projects. Explore options, get in touch with us, and discover everything we can do for you!

07.December Trends

Natural stone trends for industrial and modern environments

When it comes to natural stone for industrial and modern environments, there are many possible applications. Bold and contemporary, the so-called industrial style of decoration helps to create spaces that are often simple but full of personality.  Shall we talk more about it? Here we have put together everything you need to know about the subject: how to choose the best stones for projects of this nature, what is trending in the area and much more. Enjoy the reading! Exploring the beauty of the industrial style Whether in residential or commercial environments, industrial design plays a very important role in the development of work. Considered to be urban, it is characterized by a more “natural” look which values elements linked to the past. It comes from a vintage feel. Among its main characteristics are: Use of earthy shades and neutral colors Focus on integrating environments Surfaces generally unfinished Exposed pipes, beams and wires The versatility of natural stones in modern projects Natural stones for industrial and modern environments are highly versatile and adapt to contemporary spaces in a variety of ways. Nowadays, the stones can be found in many varieties: white, dark gray and those that move between beige, sepia and light gray are just a few examples.  From the bathroom to the living room, from the kitchen to the bedroom, outdoors or indoors: the pieces match exactly what you want! Choosing the right stones for the industrial style Points to note when choosing stones for the industrial style include: Composition The particles present in the products can be determinant for the points listed below.  Durability Make sure you know exactly how durable the material you are looking for is, as this is essential if you want to preserve it longer without the need for major maintenance. Resistance This is also a crucial point when thinking about a project, as the resistance of an item must do justice to the environment in which it will be inserted. In addition, it is essential to pay attention to the composition of the environments. Ideally, the choices should match perfectly with the rustic and raw look typical of the industrial style. In this sense, granite and marble pieces are excellent choices! Design trends using natural stones Keep up to date with some of the main natural stone trends that are and should continue to be on the rise in the coming months: Presence of the color gold The presence of stones in spaces marked by gold sets the tone for luxurious and sophisticated spaces. Warm tones Materials in warm colors are also being more and more used, as they contribute to the design of projects that are different from those traditionally known. Valuing of the green Another growing trend is the connection of stones with natural elements, in decorations that place foliage at the center of attention, as well as the use of recyclable items, for example. In summary… Natural stones for industrial and modern environments make all the difference in unique projects Versatile, they fit into different environments, whether indoors or outdoors When choosing the ideal option for a job, it is important to pay attention to points such as composition and resistance Nowadays, the main trends include the use of warm-colored stones, as well as the intimate connection with natural resources. Discover our natural stone portfolio Here at Decolores, there is no shortage of perfect solutions to embellish your projects. Click here, access the complete portfolio and discover everything we can do for you.  

07.December Company

Natural Stones: Environmental Commitment in the Industry

Synonymous with sustainability, natural stones make all the difference in contemporary projects. Stay informed about the subject here! As fundamental as creating projects that genuinely improve people's daily lives is being attentive to issues related to environmental preservation. In this regard, the responsible extraction of natural rocks by the industry plays a crucial role in delivering unique work that contributes to sustainability. Throughout this content, you will learn about the unique features and contributions of using natural stones, and why this cladding is a favorite in the market when it comes to reducing environmental impacts. Enjoy your reading! Building Materials vs. Environmental Impact Faced with the effects of global warming and climate change as a whole, the importance of using sustainable materials in construction processes has been increasingly discussed. After all, materials commonly found in the market undergo complex manufacturing processes. The production chain consumes a significant amount of resources and emits large quantities of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Points like these emphasize the importance of using low-impact components by companies, and natural stones are strong candidates on that list! The Life Cycle of Natural Stones Opting for natural stones is an excellent choice to contribute to a more sustainable world. Science supports this assertion! A study by the German Natural Stone Association* compared the ecological performance of different cladding materials. The observation concluded that these materials are much more environmentally friendly than others. *Source: https://esbrasil.com.br/rochas-naturais-revestimento-mais-sustentavel/ The survey also found that energy consumption costs for processing these stones amount to only 3.3% of the production value. This index is the lowest among all the materials compared. In the category of Global Warming Potential (GWP) impact, the production and use of natural pavements also stand out. The value found for these purposes is 27% lower than aggregates; when compared to ceramics, the percentage reaches 74%. Natural Stones and the Environment: A Commitment That Transcends Generations! You've surely noticed that natural stones go far beyond essential elements for creating beautiful and unique environments. Using them ensures a reduction in impacts on the planet since rocks are naturally sustainable and contain natural elements in their composition, such as cooled magma in the case of granites and sets of sandy sediments, as exemplified by quartzites. Furthermore, the extraction and production of these materials involve the reclamation of mined areas, water treatment, and waste reduction. It's important to note that there is no carbon dioxide emission into the atmosphere during production, as they do not undergo a burning process. In summary... Choosing natural stones for your projects is synonymous with sustainability and originality! Not only will you be avoiding the use and propagation of elements that harm the environment, but you will also be using beautiful materials with high strength and durability. Explore Our Products At Decolores, you can discover the most incredible and modern natural stones. Want to explore the available products? Click here.  

07.December Products

Sustainable natural stones: get to know Mont Blanc

Discover Mont Blanc quartzite, one of the leading sustainable natural stones of today. Learn everything about it here! When it comes to sustainable natural stones, Mont Blanc emerges as an excellent choice for numerous projects! The off-white hue and pronounced veins of this quartzite are just a few of the features that ensure uniqueness and sophistication in any environment. Want to know all about this rock? In this content piece, we've gathered a series of important information about it: where it's found, how it's formed, possible applications, and much more. Stay with us and enjoy the reading! A Brazilian Gem From Chapada Diamantina, one of the main postcards of Bahia, to the world. The Mont Blanc deposit is located at an altitude of 1,200 meters and gifts humanity as one of the most incredible sustainable natural stones of today. Extractions take place in an area of 43 hectares. Estimates indicate that the annual production reaches 9.5 thousand cubic meters of material. Geological Formation But how did all this begin? The answer lies in a series of geological events that occurred more than 1.5 billion years ago. The region where the deposit is located was composed of dunes and rivers that flowed toward the sea. The action of water and wind reshaped the sands rich in milky quartzite grains. Buried, these components preserved their shapes. Then, in a period that today corresponds to 550 million years ago, Mont Blanc, which had accumulated in hundreds of meters in thickness, was compressed due to the process of metamorphism. Characterized by increased pressure and temperature, the action elevated the area to the top of a mountain range, favoring the crystallization of enriched hot materials. Amazing, isn't it? Composition of Mont Blanc The result of these phenomena is a unique material capable of providing a range of sensations and imparting a distinctive style to many environments. With a light tone and pronounced veins, Mont Blanc is primarily composed of: 95% quartzite; 5% muscovite; Traces of apatite, epidote, opaque minerals, and tourmaline. Versatile applications, finishes, and design possibilities Credits: Fabricator: NG Pedras / Architect: Fernanda Soletti / Photography: Rafael Czamanski This quartzite perfectly adapts to different architectural and interior design projects. It can be found in: Floors, providing durability and elegance to spaces, from the kitchen to the bathroom, and even the living room, among other application possibilities; Countertops, adding a touch of sophistication and contributing to the aesthetics of the areas where it is present; Furniture tops, combining dynamically and surprisingly with many other decorative elements. Harmonization in architectural projects This stone perfectly adapts to different architectural and interior design projects. It can be found in: Floors, providing durability and elegance to spaces, from the kitchen to the bathroom, and even the living room, among other application possibilities; Countertops, adding a touch of sophistication and contributing to the aesthetics of the areas where it is present; Furniture tops, combining dynamically and surprisingly with many other decorative elements. Harmonization in architectural projects Last but not least, we cannot fail to mention in this text the light tone, one of the characteristics of Mont Blanc. It facilitates harmonization with many other elements in architectural work. In this sense, it pairs well with wood and glass, spanning from rustic to contemporary styles in various ways. In other words, the possibilities for creative design are abundant! Just put your ideas into action. In summary... Among sustainable natural stones, Mont Blanc stands out for several reasons: extraction in the beautiful Bahia paradise and numerous application possibilities; The light tone and pronounced veins also distinguish it, offering many possibilities for combinations and styles in interior design; Versatile applications are another important advantage of this stone: it can be present in various spaces, bringing durability, ease of cleaning, a special touch to decoration, and other benefits. Explore our solutions and learn more We, at Decolores, work with the best to provide incredible experiences for you! Explore the stones developed by our company and discover everything we can do for your projects.

07.December Trends

Natural Stones in high-end commercial projects

What factors should be considered when choosing natural stones for high-end commercial projects? Find out here! Providing excellent customer service and offering unparalleled experiences is essential in today's world. And principles like these involve the presence of natural stones in high-end commercial projects. That 's right! Materials are not only crucial for adding grandeur to establishments but also for ensuring unique decorations and singular experiences for the public. Shall we delve deeper into the topic? Here, you'll discover everything about natural stones: advantages, types, how to select them, and much more. Enjoy the reading! Natural stones in high-end commercial projects and their benefits High-end commercial projects offer ample opportunities to use natural stones in various ways. The application tends to go far beyond traditional work, making this material a common component in floor and wall coverings. In this regard, marbles, granites, and quartzites can be present in lavatories, SPAs, fireplaces, etc. Additionally, they add a sophisticated touch to countertops, workbenches, and tables, ranging from minimalism to the most extravagant designs available today. Their advantages are also numerous. Here are some of them: High durability; Wide range of applications; Great resistance; Ability to not retain heat and moisture.   Distinctive features like these make the spaces unique, providing beautiful decorations and simplifying everyday cleaning processes, for example. Types of natural stones and tips for choosing them Having the best natural stones in high-end commercial projects is entirely possible, from various types of establishments, from facades to interior spaces. To help you make the right choice, we've prepared some tips: Opt for patterns that harmonize with the other decorative elements of the project. A good decoration brings a balance between natural stones and other decorative resources in the environment, aiming for a pleasing harmony to the senses. From the classic patterns of marble types to the vibrant and modern ones of quartzites, the combination will look amazing when blended with the other elements of the project. Pay attention to the types of natural stones and their recommended applications: Knowing the types of stones and their recommended applications is an essential point for you to determine which product will be chosen. Check out the main recommendations for each type below: Quartzite: extremely resistant, quartzite can be used in a variety of environments, both indoors as flooring, countertops, and panels, or outdoors like pools, facades, and outdoor fireplace cladding. They come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures, adding refinement and originality to projects; Granite: with scratch resistance and easy installation, granite is a type of stone that also has a wide range of applications, whether for outdoor or indoor areas, ensuring beauty to projects; Marble: from classic patterns, marble elegantly complements indoor spaces, being suitable for applications like floors, walls, and furniture, as well as exterior fireplace cladding and tabletops; Travertine: known for being a timeless and versatile stone, travertine can be used in indoor spaces like panels and floors, or in outdoor areas such as facades and pool edges. With a velvety texture and neutral colors, it provides versatility and elegance to the project. Take into consideration the texture you wish to use. In addition to the broad patterns and veins that natural rocks possess, there is the possibility of varying the applied textures, bringing a fresh perspective to the product. Among the various possible finishes, we mention polished, which imparts a shiny and mirrored aspect to the material; brushed, characterized by a velvety and satin-like texture; honed, ensuring a matte and smooth appearance; flamed, providing a more rustic, raw finish to the stone. Stay informed about cleaning and maintenance tips for the material. Besides ensuring the best standard and texture of your material, remember that it is essential to know how to protect your natural stone. Avoid using abrasive or chemically aggressive cleaning products and always prefer detergents with a neutral pH. More information on the protection, application, and maintenance of these products can be found in our Natural Stone Guide. To recap: Natural stones offer numerous benefits, including unmatched durability and resistance. There are various types available today, including marble, granite, and quartzite. In high-end commercial projects, they can be used in a variety of ways, well beyond what is considered common applications. Choosing quality products is one of the key factors in enhancing architectural work like no other! Want to know how we can help you? Click here, explore our solutions, and discover what we at Decolores have to off.

07.December Events

Raffaello Galiotto signs sculptures made from Decolores quartzites for the Marmomac 2023

The Italian designer chose Sodalita and Bronzite stones to give shape to works of art which will be showcased at Herbarium Mirabile, an exhibit that takes place inside this important stone sector event.   Work of art named Dicotomo, created by Raffaello Galiotto in Decolores’ Sodalita.  For over 20 years Decolores has built a trajectory of success and strengthening its name as one of the main reference points in the natural stone sector in Brazil and the world. For this reason and not for nothing, the company, which is an enthusiast of innovations and actions that add value to its processes, represents the country in some of the largest and most important trad shows such as the Marmomac, an international event in Verona, Italy, taking place this year on September 26-29. At the time, besides presenting to architects, interior designers, engineers and influencers from all over the world large scale samples of its main products, Decolores also highlights its stones through the poetic and gifted eyes of Raffaello Galiotto, an Italina designer who signs the curatorship of the Herbarium Mirabile exhibit held inside the trade show, and the design of four sculptures made from Brazilian stones from Decolores.   Named ‘Dicotomo’, the first piece of the series was created from the bluish hue of the Sodalita. Its continuous elongated edge along the axis accentuates the symmetric shape of the two united parts of sculpture, where the machining was done with a disk outlined in two paths, duplicated and mirrored. Sodalita, with its powerful and expressive patterns, takes us directly to an imposing and mysterious royal-blue sky galaxy. Considered as one of the noblest stone there is, its exuberance – also used in the creation of jewelry – is an ally when it comes to creating lively environments, thanks to its dramatic appearance and intense color palette with striking veins.   The raw material used in the other sculpture called Acutum, was the Bronzite quartzite, showing the imposing earthy hues of the product.  ‘Acutum’ has a vertical conic shape milled with a disc in a spring poled lathe in individual staggered cutting paths orthogonal to the longitudinal axis. The Bronzite, one of Decolores’ main quartzite launches, has a robust and powerful essence that reminds us of nature’s power magnitude. Full of finesse, this stone is a charming option for those looking to compose environments that exude an inviting atmosphere, conveying large doses of coziness, belonging and energy. The exhibit ‘Herbarium Mirabile' conceptualized by the creation area to take place during the event, where Decolores' four works of Brazilian stone art will be on display. The exhibit gets inspiration from the intriguing and transformative vegetation geometry, presenting itself to the visitors as a type of lithic botanical garden composed by fifteen stone sculptures. All the pieces have been designed in an advanced parametric 3D modelling software and built with high precision computer numeric control (CNC) machines.  The company participation in Marmomac is a unique opportunity to showcase the 100% Brazilian excellence found in all products and services of Decolores, as well as to establish new partnerships and strengthen long-standing relationships.    ABOUT DECOLORES In a little over 20 years Decolores grew as a business that carries innovation, technology, care and contemporaneity in its DNA, being responsible for bringing a more poetic and plural look to the power of natural stones in architecture and interior design. The company, among other things, became known in the business for being a reference point in quartzite processing, a more resistant stone which ended up bringing innovation to the sector thanks to its large diversity of colors and patterns. Due to its modern and cutting edge processing the company is considered a pioneer in quartzite processing both in Brazil and in the world. Its industrial park is located in a 74 thousand sqm area in the city of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, in Espírito Santo and has a branch in the municipality of Serra in the same state. The company is considered one of the largest natural stone processing zones in the country.  Decolores www.decolores.com.br @decoloresoficial Marmomac 2023 Venue: Fiera Verona Address: Viale del Lavoro, 8, 37135 Verona VR, Itália Stand: Hall 11N, E7-E8. Learn more in: www.marmomac.com  PRESS CONTACT Denise Delalamo Comunicação Customer Service: Ana Sant’Anna Contact: (11) 98536-7627 E-mail: [email protected]   Customer Service: Gabriela Bardusco  E-mail: [email protected]

07.December Products

Quartzite: why choose this type of stone?

Having fluid and organic shapes, as well as a myriad of color options and resistance, this stone has become a favorite among interior designers.  This living room has received an elegant and cozy essence with the use of Decolores Perla Grey quartzite. For this reason, interior design has increasingly focused on biophilia as a key point for trends germinating for the future of interior design. Thus, natural materials are essential to the idea that human beings in all their plurality have the innate propensity to seek connections with nature.   On the other hand, when it is time to build or renovate, issues such as functionality, comfort, cost-effectiveness and the such make a huge difference in the final decision of any design. That’s why natural stone has become a favorite in the segment, as they are highly resistant and versatile, as is the case of quartzite.    Having an organic lightness that overflows from their shapes, this kind of stone is considered a gem that has been polished over thousands of years, most of them by the rich geography of Bahia. However, it ends up been mistaken with other species, especially marble, despite having distinct and unique characteristics that tell them apart.    Aesthetically, marble is what comes closer to quartzite mainly because both have surfaces marked by veins. However, quartzite presents a milkier appearance (not sure if this is the best term) and more delicate veins, as well as more resistance and durability.  Decolores, a company that in little over 20 years has stood out in the stone trade sector for being a benchmark for quartzite processing, presents bellow the main advantages that make the stone the best choice for your design. Check it out!  RESISTANCE AND DURABILITY  According to studies, quartzite is the most resistant and durable natural stone used for cladding. It loses only to stones such as topaz, ruby, sapphire and diamonds; it is a seven in the Mohs scale of hardness. For this reason, it adapts so well to high temperatures being very recommended for sink countertops and even to clad the outside of barbecue grills.    COLOR PALETTE Having an exuberant beauty and a diverse and vibrant color palette, quartzite is suitable for different interior design proposals. CLEANING One of the most frequently asked questions is how to clean natural stones, generally used in kitchen countertops or tables. Quartzite also stands out in this aspect, as it does not absorb liquids and only needs soap and water to be cleaned, making the task easier.  WATERPROOF  As it receives a water-repellent treatment during processing, quartzite is basically waterproof, thus making it much more resistant to stains and the like. This makes it the perfect material for spaces such as bathrooms, laundries and other wet areas.  ABOUT DECOLORES In a little over 20 years Decolores grew as a business that carries innovation, technology, care and contemporaneity in its DNA, being responsible for bringing a more poetic and plural look to the power of natural stones in architecture and interior design. The company, among other things, became known in the business for being a reference point in quartzite processing, a more resistant stone which ended up bringing innovation to the sector thanks to its large diversity of colors and patterns. Due to its modern and cutting edge processing the company is considered a pioneer in quartzite processing both in Brazil and in the world. Its industrial park is located in a 74 thousand sqm area in the city of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, in Espírito Santo and has a branch in the municipality of Serra in the same state. The company is considered one of the largest natural stone processing zones in the country.  Decolores www.decolores.com.br @decoloresoficial PRESS CONTACT Denise Delalamo Comunicação Customer Service: Ana Sant’Anna Contact: (11) 98536-7627 E-mail: [email protected]   Customer Service: Gabriela Bardusco  E-mail: [email protected]    

07.December Products

Can quartzite be used in the swimming pool?

Being more resistant, with a low absorption capacity, and a wide range of colors and patterns, this natural stone became the ideal choice to compose designs of residential leisure areas. Cladded in Da Vinci quartzite from Decolores, the pool area became an environment with a marked personality overflowing with an inviting elegance. Photo: Studio Line.  One of the advantages of being Brazilian is that you can enjoy one of the liveliest and most famous summers in the world. At this time of year, high temperatures combine with family vacation energy and a dive in the pool.    So, for those who can have a leisure area at home, the ideal is to create a cozy and safe environment to gather friends and family, and which also provides the best sense of privacy and comfort for sunny days.  Natural stones are a good option because they are more resistant, versatile and have low absorption capacity. It is the case of quartzite that, besides being extremely durable and relatively new to the market, has revolutionized the sector bringing a diversity of colors and patterns. This makes it possible to delineate a space full of personality and which can talk with the aesthetic narrative imposed to other points of interior design.   Being a noble material, quartzite adds long-lasting quality to a timeless versatility which can be used on flooring, walls and/or countertops. The Da Vinci quartzite from Decolores is a stone which is ideal to the swimming pool because it is a crystalline quartzite, a special quartzite typology meaning that because of its geological formation it is more resistant than other types of quartzite. Thus, its durability in the swimming pool will last ‘forever’.   What’s more, the green in this material is trending this year, so, it is not only a durable quartzite, but also modern. Plus, its colors are natural and do not fade with time, therefore its beauty will remain for many generations.  Inside the pool, the finish choices are more related to personal taste than to functionality, and even the polished finish can be used as the highlight is on the stone natural coloring.   On the other hand, for the edge of the pool and the deck, which are areas which are areas of transit, it is mandatory to use pieces whose finish have a non-slip effect such as the levigated, flamed and anticato. In these areas around the pool, polished finishes should never be used, because when in contact with water, the surface becomes slippery and can lead to serious occurrences. Besides that, it is essential to choose light hues for the thermal comfort of the design as they will absorb less heat. Decolores, a company, which in less than 20 years became known in the business for being a reference point in quartzite processing, has in its product portfolio a variety of stone styles as the Da Vinci pattern. Such pattern, for example, contains ancient minerals that have transformed over the geological time and currently present exotic colors as the green from the fuchsite, a chromium-rich mineral.     ABOUT DECOLORES In a little over 20 years Decolores grew as a business that carries innovation, technology, care and contemporaneity in its DNA, being responsible for bringing a more poetic and plural look to the power of natural stones in architecture and interior design.  The company, among other things, became known in the business for being a reference point in quartzite processing, a more resistant stone which ended up bringing innovation to the sector thanks to its large diversity of colors and patterns. Due to its modern and cutting edge processing the company is considered a pioneer in quartzite processing both in Brazil and in the world. Its industrial park is located in a 74 thousand sqm area in the city of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, in Espírito Santo and has a branch in the municipality of Serra in the same state. The company is considered one of the largest natural stone processing zones in the country.     Decolores www.decolores.com.br @decoloresoficial PRESS CONTACT Denise Delalamo Comunicação Customer Service: Ana Sant’Anna Contact: (11) 98536-7627 E-mail: [email protected]   Customer Service: Gabriela Bardusco  E-mail: [email protected]  

07.December Trends

The use of natural stone in high-end residential projects

See how natural stone can be applied in numerous ways in high-end projects. Read here. The use of natural stone in high-end residential projects has become a prominent trend in the world of architecture and interior design. Thanks to its natural beauty and exceptional durability, it offers a variety of options to create luxurious and sophisticated environments. Keep reading to discover how natural stone can be applied, from wall and floor coverings to countertops and decorative details, providing a unique and elegant touch and imparting an imposing and timeless look to the most refined residential spaces. Enjoy your reading! Natural stones: applications beyond floors and walls Human creativity, when combined with the beauty and strength of quartzite, can be astonishing, creating possibilities that go far beyond floor and wall coverings. The material has been extensively explored by product and furniture designers. As a result, high-end tables, sinks, fireplaces, and spas emerge. Regardless of the application, the objective remains the same: ensuring elegance by harnessing the versatile physical characteristics of the stone. Take a look at some compositions that go beyond the obvious and offer a lot of beauty: Imposing Fireplace: a blaze of sophistication A fireplace adorned with Fusion quartzite is capable of drawing all the attention to itself. Through the curves and the strong, dark colors of the material, it even simulates following the enveloping movement of flames. The result is an elegant and cozy space, perfect for cold days and nights. Minimalist countertop: the charm of Mont Blanc quartzite The white background and the fluid veins of Mont Blanc quartzite perfectly complement the project, which has a unique concept. The composition became even more elegant when paired with the subdued tones of the kitchen. Work desk: the prominence of Leblon quartzite Leblon quartzite has transcended the confines of wall covering and reached the work desk in this charming office. The stone's light and gentle tone was harmonized with plants and leather and fabric chairs, ensuring the coziness of the corporate room. Exuberant counter: Spotlight on Sodalite Exuberance is the word that defines this foyer, featuring the rare Sodalite. As a result, it becomes ideal for spaces that demand grandeur, such as upscale hotels, or personality and strength, like the foyers of luxury market companies. Investing in lighting: highlighting the beauty of Crystal Opting for the strategic distribution of light spots to emphasize the natural veins and add more value to the Crystal was an excellent choice for this project, creating an exclusive and luxurious space. Harmony between straight lines and curves with Makalu granite Makalu granite takes center stage in this space where curved and straight lines meet, alongside a decor in golden tones. The result is a well-structured and sophisticated project.

07.December Trends

DISCOVER HOW TO COMBINE RESISTANCE AND SOPHISTICATION IN YOUR PROJECTS WITH QUARTZITE

Check out some tips for creating stunning projects using quartzite. Read here. Do you want to use natural rocks in your projects but don't know exactly how to create harmonious compositions that enhance your spaces even more? Keep reading and discover the various possibilities that quartzite can offer according to your goals. What is quartzite? Quartzite is a type of natural rock found in several Brazilian states. Formed from highly resistant sedimentary rocks, it is composed of 75% quartz and 25% other elements such as tourmaline, muscovite, biotite, among others. With unique patterns, it has a uniform and clean base, making it perfect for creating modern projects where minimalist aesthetics are the focal point. What are the advantages of quartzite? Here are the main benefits of using quartzite in your projects: Resistance: Due to its low absorption and high quartz content, which provides high hardness, quartzite has a wide range of applications. Finishes: Being a natural rock, quartzite can receive various finishes on its surface, such as polished, honed, brushed, flamed, or raw. Varied colors and prominent veins: Quartzite can be found in a wide variety of colors, with distinctive and original veins and tones. Easy to clean: Only water and mild soap are needed to clean this rock. As it doesn't absorb liquids, immediate cleaning is not necessary. How to use quartzite in projects? This natural rock can be applied in different areas of the house. Here are some great examples of applications that look amazing: In bathrooms, it can be used on the sink countertop or as a wall covering in the shower area. In kitchens, the classic use is as a countertop and supporting counter, also serving as a product for kitchen islands. In living rooms and bedrooms, it stands out as a wall covering, especially on focal walls within the space, such as behind the bed or TV wall. In outdoor areas, such as flooring, it is recommended to apply a special treatment to the surface of the rock to prevent it from becoming slippery. Get to know Decolores quartzites Click here and check out the options for natural rocks to create charming projects.    

07.December Company

Decolores: A new look at natural stones

Specialized in the quartzite production, a noble natural stone that is highly resistant to abrasion, the brand has become a forerunner of new trends for the national and international architecture market. In just over 20 years, Decolores  has built itself up as a business that has innovation, technology, care and contemporaneity as intrinsic parts of its DNA, and is responsible for bringing a new, more poetic and plural look to the power of natural stone in architecture and interior design. Specialized in the production and sale of such elements, the company has made a name for itself in the trade by being a benchmark for the processing of quartzite, a more resistant type of stone that has ended up promoting innovation in the sector thanks to its great diversity of colors and designs. Because of its cutting-edge processes, the brand is considered a pioneer in the production of quartzite both in Brazil and worldwide. Having a modern industrial park that has diamond wire saws, an automated resin line, polishing machines and a handling system using block-carriers, which provides a higher level of safety and efficiency in handling, Decolores offers the market a product that, in addition to aesthetics, has standardized and controlled production processes, making finishing and reliability the predominant characteristics. The company has an in-house Research and Development (R&D) department, which carries out in depth studies of stones prior to the production process, preparing mineral analyses and determining the best way to handle them in a preventive manner. Their main activities include creating and keeping up to date standard process manuals for each material, monitoring their implementation and investigating the interactions between the raw material and the chemical inputs used. The company’s search to expand its product portfolio is also constant, always seeking to meet growing demand in a transparent manner, preserving good relationships with clients and partners, as well as incorporating the premises of sustainability, social responsibility and corporate governance as pillars of the business. Currently, the company also has an industrial park located in a 74 thousand sqm area in the city  of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, in Espírito Santo, as well as a branch in Serra, also in the state of Espírito Santo, which has allowed the state to become the largest natural stone processing center in Brazil. All this movement is a commitment taken on by Decolores to continue to be engaged and walking vigorously the great journey towards becoming a natural and organic choice for elegant, timeless and full of identity stones. Decolores www.decolores.com.br @decoloresoficial PRESS CONTACT Denise Delalamo Comunicação Customer Service: Ana Sant’Anna Contact: (11) 98536-7627 E-mail: [email protected] Customer Service: Gabriela Bardusco E-mail: [email protected]   

07.December Events

Decolores has a special participation at Coverings 2023

A partner of this important event for more than 10 years, the company presents various quartzites, marbles and super exotic stones to the North American market. Decolores, a company located in Cachoeiro do Itapemirim and Serra, both in the state of Espírito Santo - is coming to Coverings 2023 with lots of new products for the natural stone market. Having an industrial park located in a 74 thousand sqm area and being a reference point in the sector for 20 years, the company is focusing on new technologies, latest generation equipment and the presentation of exclusive stones at this edition of the fair. A partner of the event for more than 10 years, Decolores will be presenting quartzite, marble and super exotic stones at this edition of the event. The fair, which takes place from April 18 to 21 in Orlando, Florida, “is a great opportunity to strengthen Decolores brand, reinforce our position, launch new marketing actions and, above all, learn about industry global trends and product launches”, says Gustavo Probst, commercial director. Alexandre Brunato designed a 54 sqm stand, where visitors will be able to see up close quartzites such as the Mont Blanc, Da Vinci, Crystal, Ijen Blue, Colorado, Ava Blue, Bronzite, Perlato, Perla Venata, Leblon and Denali. And marbles such as the Tesoro Bianco, Michelangelo and Panda. Another highlight will be the display of the super exotic natural stone Sodalita, which will have an exclusive and Instagrammable space in the project. “Something new prepared for this edition is an area that tells us about the formation of the stones in nature millions of years ago, with an exhibition of the raw minerals that formed the stones at the time. The experience will undoubtedly bring a lot of rich and important information to clients, architects, interior designers and the sector in general”, says Gustavo Probst, commercial director. “The expectations for Coverings are always very good. For 2023, we believe that the event could be an upturn in the market, which had been slowing down. Our participation brings the certainty of strengthened relationships and good business. We hope to continue consolidating our brand in the American market with current and new clients who will be present at the event”, he concludes. Get to know some of the natural stones from Decolores that will be at Coverings 2023: Bronzite Quartzite The iron minerals and quartz layers present in the Bronzite are responsible for its high hardness and reddish colors, which are often vivid and bright. Polished, brushed, flamed or slatted, it can be installed on façades, internal walls and floors, kitchen countertops, tabletops, bathrooms and fireplace cladding. The interior wall with Bronzite quartzite, from Decolores, is responsible for the room’s striking personality. Mont Blanc Quartzite Characterized by its white background due to the milky quartz in the stone, Mont Blanc quartzite has fluid veins that are somewhat green - due to the presence of the mineral sericite - and somewhat black - due to the presence of the mineral tourmaline. Polished, satin-finished or brushed, it is ideal for internal walls and floors, kitchen countertops, bathrooms and fireplace cladding. On the left, internal walls and floors covered with Mont Blanc quartzite. On the right, the kitchen countertop with the same stone by Decolores. Ijen Blue Quartzite Hematite is the iron mineral responsible for the different bluish-gray colors found in Ijen Blue quartzite, while goethite - also composed of iron - creates the yellow-orange colors that are distributed in the stone in various directions. The combination of these characteristics gives the material an exuberant contrast and surprising natural beauty. Polished, brushed or satin-finished, it looks perfect when installed on internal and external walls, internal and external floors, kitchen countertops, tabletops, bathrooms, fireplace and swimming pool claddings. In the living room, the bluish-gray interior walls and floor have a strong presence of Ijen Blue quartzite from Decolores. Da Vinci Quartzite It contains ancient minerals that have been transformed over the course of the geological time and now have exotic colors such as the green of the fuchsite, which is rich in chromium and creates the green hue so characteristic of the chemical element. Polished, brushed or satin-finished, it can be applied to façades, internal and external walls, internal and external floors, kitchen countertops, tabletops, bathrooms, fireplace and swimming pool cladding. A corporate hall with walls clad in Da Vinci quartzite, by Decolores, highlighting the green hue of the mineral present in the stone. Sodalita An exuberant stone with a royal blue color due to the abundant presence of the mineral that inspired its name, the sodalite has a polished finish. A rare mineral, unique in Brazil, creating an exclusive, exotic and genuinely Brazilian stone with high added value. It can be used on countertops, tables, washrooms, wall panels and design pieces.   Rare and exuberant, Sodalita has a striking royal blue hue and veins. Photo on the right: Divulgação ABOUT DECOLORES In a little over 20 years Decolores grew as a business that carries innovation, technology, care and contemporaneity in its DNA, being responsible for bringing a more poetic and plural look to the power of natural stones in architecture and interior design. The company, among other things, became known in the business for being a reference point in quartzite processing, a more resistant stone which ended up bringing innovation to the sector thanks to its large diversity of colors and patterns. Due to its modern and cutting edge processing the company is considered a pioneer in quartzite processing both in Brazil and in the world. Its industrial park is located in a 74 thousand sqm area in the city of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, in Espírito Santo and has a branch in the municipality of Serra in the same state. The company is considered one of the largest natural stone processing zones in the country.    Decolores www.decolores.com.br @decoloresoficial Coverings 2023 Date: April 18 to 21  Decolores Stand: 1269 / Hall North Venue: Orange County Convention Center Address: 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 More information: www.coverings.com PRESS CONTACT Denise Delalamo Communication Customer Service: Ana Sant’Anna Phone: (11) 98536-7627 E-mail: [email protected]   Customer Service: Gabriela Bardusco  E-mail: [email protected]

07.December Events

Decolores takes part in the 2023 Cachoeiro Stone Fair

A partner of this important event of the natural stone segment for years, the company presents its main stones on a 72 sqm stand showcasing its innovative strength. A benchmark in the natural stone segment for over 20 years, Decolores constantly invests in innovation to meet the trends of a growing market. A partner for years of one of the main trade fairs of the sector, the company takes part in the Cachoeiro Stone Fair 2023, which takes place on August 22-25 in the city of Cachoeiro do Itapemirim, in Espírito Santo, the largest stone processing center in the Americas.   Occupying a 72sqm booth designed by Alexandre Brunato, Decolores expects to receive clients from Brazil and abroad interested in granites, marbles and especially quartzites, in which the company is a processing reference. Decolores will showcase large scale samples of its main stones: the Mont Blanc, Bronzite, Da Vinci, Ijen Blue, Sodalita, Perla Grey and Infinity Grey quartzites and the Biancato marble, as well as showcase a seven-meter-long counter in Da Vinci quartzite holding an exquisite champagne bucket to prove that stone functionality goes beyond being used for cladding.    “This space which combines trend, innovation and knowledge was created with the idea of providing a unique experience for visitors who, like us, value the choice for what is natural”, explains Gustavo Probst, Decolores commercial director. In line with the proposal to bring out more knowledge on natural stones, the team of geologists from Decolores Research & Development area will present parts of their routine bringing a petrographic microscope to the booth. The equipment makes it possible to identify the minerals that compose the stone, understand the level of micro-fissures and health and other characteristics that determine the type of use the stone should have. “We will illustrate how petrographic blades are prepares starting from a crude rock, and the differences of the mineral in samples. The goal is that visitors understand the importance of knowing the properties of each stone”, explains Abiliane de Andrade Pazeto, Decolores R&D coordinator.   “Another novelty brought to the trade fair by the company is the launching of the Stone Tour, our first industry guided visitation program to bring the natural riches of Brazil closer to the community”, informs Gustavo Probst, Decolores commercial director. The experience will undoubtedly be very rich to clients, architects, interior designers and the sector in general. “Cachoeiro do Itapemirim is one of the most important natural stone hubs in the world. Participating in a trade fair as the Cachoeiro Stone Fair in our own home strengthens our sector. We have great expectations to meet our clients that are coming to Cachoeiro to honor us, do good business and search for new opportunities”, concludes Gustavo Probst, Decolores commercial director.   ABOUT DECOLORES In a little over 20 years Decolores grew as a business that carries innovation, technology, care and contemporaneity in its DNA, being responsible for bringing a more poetic and plural look to the power of natural stones in architecture and interior design.  The company, among other things, became known in the business for being a reference point in quartzite processing, a more resistant stone which ended up bringing innovation to the sector thanks to its large diversity of colors and patterns. Due to its modern and cutting edge processing the company is considered a pioneer in quartzite processing both in Brazil and in the world. Its industrial park is located in a 74 thousand sqm area in the city of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, in Espírito Santo and has a branch in the municipality of Serra in the same state. The company is considered one of the largest natural stone processing zones in the country.  Decolores www.decolores.com.br @decoloresoficial Cachoeiro Stone Fair 2023 Data: de 22 a 25 de agosto Stand Decolores: Pavilhão 1, stand C 20 Local: Parque de Exposições Carlos Caiado Basbosa Endereço: Av. Francisco Mardegan, 203, Aeroporto, Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, ES Mais informações: www.cachoeirostonefair.com.br PRESS CONTACT Denise Delalamo Comunicação Customer Service: Ana Sant’Anna Contact: (11) 98536-7627 E-mail: [email protected]   Customer Service: Gabriela Bardusco  E-mail: [email protected]

07.December Papo de rochas

How to choose the perfect natural stone for your project?

Uncertainties when selecting materials are quite common. Here, you'll discover how to choose the perfect natural stone for your project! The solutions available in the market are diverse, and the ideas to be implemented are plentiful. Amidst this, a common question arises: how to choose the ideal natural stone for a project? We'll address this question. After all, they are essential for the design and decoration of many spaces. Follow along and learn all about the topic! Types of natural stones To make excellent choices, having knowledge of the main types of existing stones makes all the difference. By understanding details about the varieties, you can select pieces that truly contribute to the creation of modern and innovative environments. Among the most well-known stones are: Marble Derived from the exposure of limestone to high temperatures and moderate pressure, marble is a versatile material recognized for its sophistication. It can be used in floors, countertops, furniture, and many other applications. Due to its availability in various colors and textures, this stone contributes to the creation of beautiful compositions in sculptures and interior and exterior designs in general. Its composition includes the minerals calcite, aragonite, and dolomite. With low resistance to scratches, marble also stands out for dynamic and horizontal veins, which add style and refinement to many projects. Granite Comprised of three minerals (feldspar, mica, and quartz), granite is an ornamental rock known for its high hardness. It has medium scratch resistance and is easy to install. Its formation occurs through the cooling of magma inside the Earth. This item resembles a mosaic of minerals, with different types and sizes. It has a wide range of uses, commonly employed in bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms, among other spaces. Another important aspect is its extensive variety of colors, a distinction ensured thanks to various extraction processes. Quartzite Experts point out that quartzite combines the beauty of marble with the durability of granite, bringing together the best of both worlds. Its formation originates from the metamorphic process of sandstone. It is often found in Brazil, especially in Goiás, and possesses characteristics like impermeability, ease of cleaning, and flexibility. This allows for applications in both indoor and outdoor areas. Delicate yet extremely resilient, quartzite offers a range of advantages in its favor! From blues to grays, from greens to darker shades: options for various projects abound. How to choose natural stone for a project? The answer is below. Paying attention to points like the ones we highlight is crucial for making informed choices: Assess the project's needs and requirements This makes a significant difference in executing work that aligns with your goals, avoiding unnecessary expenses or overruns. Determine the use and location of the natural stone If you plan to use the stone in a kitchen or gourmet space, for example, it's important to focus on options that can be easily cleaned and are more durable when exposed to other elements. Consider factors like durability, resistance, and maintenance. Durable and resistant materials will undoubtedly require less effort and investment in maintenance, making this topic very important for your evaluation. Pay attention to style and aesthetics Explore different patterns, check out color options and applications, and choose the best option according to your environment's aesthetics. Don't forget about sustainability Taking care of the environment is a responsibility for all of us, so consider purchasing products that align with this goal, preserving natural resources and connecting with nature in the best way possible. Seek the expertise of those who understand the subject Consultation with professionals specializing in natural stones can make a significant difference in ensuring your projects are developed with excellence and quality. How about relying on us? For over two decades, we have been known for offering the best in ornamental stones for decoration and design. Explore our projects and discover how we can assist you with your projects. Follow us on Instagram by clicking here.

07.December Events

Cachoeiro Stone Fair: check out the highlights in innovation and sustainability

The biggest event in the natural stone segment, the Cachoeiro Stone Fair, took place this week. See some of the innovations that were part of the fair! The Cachoeiro Stone Fair, the largest event in the natural stone segment, took place in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, between August 22 and 25, and welcomed visitors from around 20 countries and 600 Brazilian cities. The city, which has hosted the fair since 1989, is America’s largest stone processing center, and year after year, the Stone Fair presents the main trends, launches and innovations in the industry. Read on to find out more about what we found there, especially with regard to innovations and sustainability. Cachoeiro Stone Fair: tradition and evolution The event, with its three-decade tradition, is one of the most important for those who work with natural stones. Trade fair is organized by Milanez e Milaneze, a company that is part of the Veronafiere group, a leader in the segment in Europe. It is the place that presents all kinds of new developments in the area, contributing to the development of the industry, bringing consumers and suppliers closer together and generating opportunities in this market. That’s why it is a moment that professionals in the sector look forward to every year, presenting all the latest and greatest in natural ornamental stone. Check out a little more about what was seen at the Cachoeiro Stone Fair  In 2023, innovation and sustainability stood out as some of the main themes of the event. Find more details below: Biophilic design Organic modernism or biophilic interior design seeks to value and highlight nature, bringing it into the spaces. This includes the use of natural ornamental stones and their combination with wood and elements that bring to memory leaves, water, and other types of stone. Sustainable materials Besides focusing on the natural in terms of aesthetics, architecture and interior design professionals are also looking for products that have a lower environmental impact. Stone fits the bill for its durability, as with the right care, it doesn’t need to be replaced, generating less wear and tear. However, even less damaging alternatives, such as stones collected and processed using techniques focused on reducing damage to natural resources, will be the priority. Reusing waste In line with the previous topic, the main technologies and innovations in the ornamental stone segment aim to prevent waste from product processing from going to the trash. Some of the alternatives include using the shards in decorative mosaics, and the dust generated during cutting and polishing for mineral enrichment of soils and as a kind of slurry to manufacture bricks and other products.  Sustainable future in focus In short, we can expect this to be the highlight of the Cachoeiro Stone Fair: the search for more sustainability in the stone segment. This trend is likely to transform the way we work, becoming stronger and stronger over the years and becoming a differentiator sought by customers.    

07.December Company

Sustainable Benefits of Natural Stones in Civil Construction

Understand how natural stones are excellent sustainable cladding options for civil construction. Read here! Sustainability is already a constant topic across all sectors of society. When it comes to civil construction, it's no different. After all, this sector has the potential to contribute significantly to a more ecological future by minimizing environmental impacts and promoting sustainable social and urban development. In this context, civil construction can rely on specific materials to reduce environmental harm. This article focuses on natural stones, the star of today's discussion. Follow along and learn about the benefits they can bring to the environment when used in commercial or residential projects. Sustainability in Civil Construction Concern for the environment in civil construction became more evident with the emergence of sustainable architecture in the 1990s. At that time, the main goal was to significantly reduce the alterations to the natural environment caused by construction. Fortunately, this practice has become increasingly widespread and utilized. Today, there are various resources that can be employed to minimize the environmental impact. By investing in sustainable solutions, professionals in the field of civil construction, such as architects, engineers, and construction supervisors, for example, not only help preserve the surroundings but also contribute to people's quality of life. How can natural stones be a sustainable option for civil construction? The use of this material is not something new, but today, it has become a trend among civil engineering and architecture professionals, as it offers numerous advantages. When we talk about sustainability, rocks can optimize the use of natural resources since they possess various characteristics favorable to the environment. Furthermore, this sector is subject to extremely rigorous scrutiny by national environmental and mining control authorities. Next, let's explore the benefits of natural stones that make them an excellent sustainable alternative: High Quality Old villages in Western Europe, Machu Picchu, Greek and Roman constructions, pavements, and walls in many cities... There are numerous examples composed of rocks that remain well-preserved to this day. This demonstrates the high quality of this raw material, offering extreme durability. Ease of Cleaning Produced sustainably, natural stones are treated with specific products designed to protect the natural pores of the raw material and optimize its quality. This ensures even greater durability for the piece and makes maintenance more practical, using neutral and non-polluting products. Another notable aspect is the reuse of waste from natural rocks in the production of red ceramics, soda-lime glasses, or mortars. Even when removed from one location, rocks can be repurposed in other constructions. In fact, many engineering and architecture professionals turn to recycled materials to create distinctive and unique projects, aiming to reduce construction costs and minimize environmental impacts. Green Building Natural stones, as the name implies, are sourced from the natural environment, aligning with the concept of green building. The strategy aims to incorporate sustainable elements that reintroduce nature to urban areas, offering greater well-being and quality of life to people and reducing environmental impact. Thermal Comfort Another advantage is that natural stones provide thermal comfort to environments. In indoor spaces, they help keep the area cooler on hot days, reducing the energy consumption of air conditioning systems. They are also great for outdoor areas as they do not retain much heat and moisture. Invest in natural rocks and help preserve the environment As you can see, natural stones offer various benefits that not only contribute to environmental preservation but also bring advantages to people. Start investing in this material and create sustainable constructions with excellent added value.

07.December Events

The exclusivity of natural stones at Expo Revestir 2023

In its sixth participation in the fair, Decolores presents natural stones with different applications and textures  Decolores, a company located in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim and Serra, both in the state of Espírito Santo - is coming to the Expo Revestir 2023 with lots of new products for the natural stone market. Having an industrial park covering an area of 74 thousand sqm, the company is focusing on new technologies, latest generation equipment and the presentation of exclusive stones at this edition of the fair. This year at the São Paulo Expo complex between March 14 and 17, the 30 sqm stand designed by Alexandre Brunato will combine trends, innovation and knowledge about natural stones and their origin throughout the evolution of the earth. This content will be developed especially for the fair by the team of geologists from Decolores’ Research and Development department.  “We have prepared a space that tells us about the formation of stones in nature millions of years ago, with an exhibition of the raw minerals that formed these stones at the time. The experience will undoubtedly be very rich for customers, architects, interior designers and the sector in general”, says Uberlan Admiral, commercial manager. In addition to presenting innovation at its sixth participation in Latin America’s largest tiling and finishing trade fair, Decolores is proud to offer its customers one of the most diversified portfolio of materials in the market. Highlights include the quartzites Mont Blanc, Bronzite, Perla Grey, Da Vinci, and the exuberant and rare Sodalita. Expectations for the event are high, explains Uberlan Admiral, commercial manager: “The Expo Revestir allows us to present our launches and trends. The fair receives more than 50,000 visitors. It’s a unique opportunity to strengthen the brand, present products, clarify doubts and open up new markets.” Get to know some of the natural stones from Decolores that will be at Expo Revestir 2023: Mont Blanc Characterized by its white background due to the milky quartz in the stone, Mont Blanc quartzite has fluid veins that are somewhat green - due to the presence of the mineral sericite - and somewhat black - due to the presence of the mineral tourmaline. Polished, levigated or brushed, it is ideal for internal walls and floors, kitchen countertops, tabletops, bathrooms and fireplace cladding. Perfect for cladding the entire bathroom, here Mont Blanc quartzite has been applied in a polished version. Unique and exclusive, Mont Blanc quartzite has delicate veins in shades of gray and black. Photo: Robson Salgado Bronzite The iron minerals and quartz layers present in the Bronzite are responsible for its high hardness and reddish colors, which are often vivid and bright. Polished, brushed, flamed or with a slatted finish - a novelty! - this quartzite is perfect for façades, interior walls and floors, kitchen countertops, tabletops, bathrooms and fireplace cladding. With a brushed finish, Bronzite quartzite was installed in this washroom on the walls, countertops and sink. Photos: Wesley Teixeira da Silva Perla Grey Its blue-green shades are due to the presence of minerals such as muscovite, tourmaline and dumortierite. It is a timeless quartzite with excellent technical properties that allow it to be used in cladding, countertops, wall panels and tabletops. Available with polished, brushed or levigated finish. Da Vinci  It contains ancient minerals that have been transformed over geological time and currently presents exotic colors such as the green of the fuchsite, which is rich in chromium that gives the green hue so characteristic of the chemical element. Polished, brushed or levigated, this quartzite can be applied to façades, internal and external walls, internal and external floors, kitchen countertops, tabletops, bathrooms, fireplace and swimming pool cladding. The green hue of the fuchsite gives Da Vinci quartzite its personality.  Sodalita An exuberant stone with a royal blue color due to the abundant presence of the mineral that inspired its name, sodalite, on a polished finish. A rare mineral, unique in Brazil, creating an exclusive, exotic and genuinely Brazilian stone with high added value. It can be used in countertops, tables, washrooms, wall panels and design pieces. ABOUT DECOLORES In a little over 20 years Decolores grew as a business that carries innovation, technology, care and contemporaneity in its DNA, being responsible for bringing a more poetic and plural look to the power of natural stones in architecture and interior design. The company, among other things, became known in the business for being a reference point in quartzite processing, a more resistant stone which ended up bringing innovation to the sector thanks to its large diversity of colors and patterns. Due to its modern and cutting edge processing the company is considered a pioneer in quartzite processing both in Brazil and in the world. Its industrial park is located in a 74 thousand sqm area in the city of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, in Espírito Santo and has a branch in the municipality of Serra in the same state. The company is considered one of the largest natural stone processing zones in the country.  Expo Revestir 2023 Date: March 14 to 17 Hours: On 14 to 16, from 10am to 7pm. On Friday 17, from 10am to 5pm.  Decolores Stand: M17 Venue: São Paulo Expo, Rodovia dos Imigrantes, Km 1,5  More information: www.exporevestir.com.br PRESS CONTACT Denise Delalamo Communication Customer Service: Ana Sant’Anna Contact: (11) 98536-7627 E-mail: [email protected]   Customer service: Gabriela Bardusco  E-mail: [email protected]