“Wider Is Better and More Beautiful” with New 63-Inch DuPont™ Zodiaq® Quartz Surface
Enhanced Design Flexibility Boasts “More Room for
CHICAGO, April 16-18, 2010 — Build it wider, build it better, build it beautiful. This is what DuPont Building Innovations has done with its popular quartz surfacing line, DuPont™ Zodiaq®. The majority of the DuPont™ Zodiaq® product line will permanently convert to 63-inch-wide slabs in 2010, resulting in more seamless design possibilities for designers and consumers and increased efficiency for installers.
“Our goal is to launch new products and innovations that will result in benefits to designers, consumers and installers,” said Maureen McGeehan, retail marketing manager – DuPont Building Innovations. “The new DuPont™ Zodiaq® wide-slab product not only represents a strong investment in our quartz surfacing business, but also illustrates our commitment to provide customers with the latest and most novel surfacing options, helping to create beautiful designs for a lower installed cost.”
The most notable benefit of DuPont™ Zodiaq® wide-slab quartz surfaces for designers and consumers is the increased design flexibility with fewer seams, creating a smooth and sleek aesthetic for any home. The benefit for installers is efficiency gains that will be achieved on kitchen and bath installations, with average material yield improvements estimated as high as 30 percent. Compared with competitors’ 55-inch products, the new Zodiaq® 63-inch slab higher efficiency can result in lower installed costs for the consumer.
The DuPont ™ Zodiaq® wide-slab features enhanced product quality from a new manufacturing process, further assuring a superior surface installation for homeowners and installers. Consumers can feel better about their surface choice, knowing that the new wide-slab yields benefits such as less waste and lower handling costs. With fewer slabs required for the same job, installers will enjoy decreased material handling and storage requirements.
DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface can be used in a variety of residential applications including kitchen and bathroom countertops, backsplashes, wet bars, fireplace surrounds, tub decks and tub and shower surrounds. DuPont™ Zodiaq® is nonporous and when properly cleaned does not promote the growth of mold, mildew or bacteria. The entire DuPont™ Zodiaq® product line ranges in price from approximately $50 - $125 per square-foot installed and carries a 10-year residential installed transferable limited warranty from DuPont. Pricing varies on complexity, color and project location. More information on the entire DuPont Surfaces portfolio is available at countertops.dupont.com or by calling 800-4-CORIAN (DuPont™ Corian®) or 877-229-3935 (DuPont™ Zodiaq®).
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