Last night, Cosentino, the global leader in natural stone, quartz, and recycled surfacing, opened its 29th North American Cosentino Center in Fort Lauderdale. More than 190 attended the grand opening reception, including building and design industry leaders and top Cosentino executives. The new Fort Lauderdale Center aims to enhance both the trade and consumer experience and underscores Cosentino’s position as a surfacing leader in the U.S. markets.
The October 16th program included remarks from Eduardo Cosentino, President and CEO of Cosentino North America; Astor Paz, General Manager for the Fort Lauderdale Cosentino Center; and Brandon Calvo, Chief Operating Officer of Distribution. The grand opening celebrated the local culture as well as the company’s Spanish heritage with Spanish tapas and a flamenco dancer performance.
Now, all visitors to the Fort Lauderdale Center will be able to explore and engage in the kitchen and bath experience — from material and color selection to specification and fabrication. With more than 40,000 square feet, the Cosentino Center showcases the full portfolio of Cosentino brands, including: Silestone natural quartz and Dekton, a new, innovative ultra-compact surface with interior and exterior architectural applications. Also on display and showcased in full slabs is ECO by Cosentino recycled surface; SenSa® Granite; Scalea Natural Stone; Marlique™ Marble; MURO™ Mosaics; and the Prexury™ Collection, a semi-precious stone line handmade by expert craftsmen.
The Cosentino Center is more than a showroom and distribution center. It’s designed to support, promote, and educate trade professionals by integrating distribution facilities, exhibition areas, and workspaces for designers to bring clients, classrooms for continuing education and fully functioning kitchens and event space for demonstrations. The centers create a unique interactive environment for architects, designers, distributors and fabricators to view the latest products and design trends, attend educational workshops, hear from visiting expert speakers and receive training on new product innovations and installation techniques.