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Diresco, quartz composite experts

Who manufactured your existing worktop? The average person wouldn’t know the answer to that question. You may not perhaps know the name Diresco just yet, in spite of the fact that as the only producer of quartz composite in Northwestern Europe we have already supplied many kitchen worktops, stairs, floors and wall applications. High time to make our acquaintance we say!

Diresco, quartz composite experts

Who manufactured your existing worktop? The average person wouldn’t know the answer to that question. You may not perhaps know the name Diresco just yet, in spite of the fact that as the only producer of quartz composite in Northwestern Europe we have already supplied many kitchen worktops, stairs, floors and wall applications. High time to make our acquaintance we say!

What is quartz composite?

Diresco quartz composite is a unique mix of quartz granules, resins and colour pigments. Brought perfectly into balance to create a stunning, hardwearing, sustainable product. Our team of experts has bonded these natural ingredients via a unique scientific production process; one that Diresco has perfected over the years. Our exhaustive research efforts have resulted in an incredibly strong material that is comparable to diamond.

Why choose quartz composite?

Kitchen specialists and stone industry professionals have waxed lyrical about quartz composite as a premium material for many years. The biggest benefits of D-Quartz are listed by these very same experts below!

Impermeable and stain-resistant

Impermeable and stain-resistant

Cook (and spill) to your heart’s content on your Diresco worktop as quartz composite is stain-resistant. Wine, vinegar, coffee, or even lemon juice … Our Research Team has tested it all and can categorically say: zero surface pores = zero stain absorption. The prefect material for the heart of your home.

Scratch and wear-resistant

Scratch and wear-resistant

Granite versus quartz composite: which one does better in an impact test? A natural stone worktop is strong, but Diresco is a level above the rest. Years of product research mean we can offer products that are stronger than natural stone. That guarantee is not only provided by our Sales Team but by our independent researchers too. That’s a promise.

Indoor and outdoor UV protection

Indoor and outdoor UV protection

Over time, many worktops fade in sunlight. Taking you from an expensive to unsightly worktop in a matter of years. Which is why we tasked our best researchers to incorporate UV protection in our quartz composite. The result: kitchen worktops that can be used indoors and out.

Maintenance-friendly

Maintenance-friendly

Household chores take up enough time as it is without worrying about a dirty worktop or grubby tiles. Which is why our Research Team came up with a Diresco worktop that is easy to clean with a neutral cleaning agent. Ideal!

 

Specialist in BIO-UV Technology

Those looking for a bespoke outdoor kitchen undoubtedly already have a dream design in mind. Perhaps a bang-on trend marble look, a classic dark natural stone or a surface that glistens in the sunlight …but have you thought about the UV-resistance (and in turn the aesthetic sustainability) of your chosen material? Our researchers have done so for you, by developing D-Quartz featuring pioneering BIO-UV Technology.

Ecological features

D-Quartz is unique as we use BIO resins containing plant-based ingredients. Whatever colour of quartz composite you choose, rest assured your Diresco worktop will be ‘green’.

Resistant to UV rays

Great news for outdoor kitchen enthusiasts: Diresco can match any design brief and can guarantee it won’t fade in UV rays thanks to our innovative D-Quartz UV Technology. Making our product range eminently suitable for American-style outdoor kitchens. How about a fixed built-in BBQ and a bespoke worktop in your back garden? Our expertise makes that possible.

From composite flooring to façade cladding

Given that this innovative feature is already incorporated in our composite, all our indoor products boast this added UV protection bonus too: floors, stairs, wall tiles …. All are technologically resistant to UV rays.  Moreover, BIO-UV yields extra versatility in the Diresco product range. Take for example the possibility of façade cladding with D-Quartz composite.

Specialist in BIO-UV Technology
Leader in Bio-UV technology & D-Quartz logos

COMPARE DIRESCO

Still not sure whether to opt for quartz composite? Let a few comparative tests help make up your mind. Our Diresco experts have done the research for you:

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D-Quartz
other quartz natural stone ceramic solid surface laminates
resistance to abrasion
Colourfast
scratch resistance
Dimension stability
frost resistance
water proof
price
processability
wear resistance
heat resistance
uv resistance

Quartz composite in a range of colors

The Diresco color spectrum is as extensive as its pattern selection. Belgian Blue and the marbled Noblesse – developed by Belgian product designers – are the classics. The trendy Terrazzo design is also hugely popular. Not simply because it looks fantastic but also due to the unique production it undergoes: the coloured specks in the Terrazzo range actually derive from recycled quartz composite sheets from our in-house production process. The extensive colour spectrum of D-Quartz composite means there is something for every (outdoor) kitchen, and every floor, wall, stair or façade application. Which product line is making your eyes sparkle like quartz crystals? It’s time to delve into color!

Your choice of finish

The final touch to your quartz composite has to be its finish of course: a smoothly polished composite as a luxuriant element to your interior or would you prefer a muted design that lends the quartz an authentic look&feel? At Diresco the decisions are yours.

Diresco Finishing Poli

Poli

Give quartz composite a star role in your interior

A worktop with a high gloss finish is a veritable eye-catcher. Thanks to the fully sealed, gleaming surface, staining agents simply cannot penetrate the quartz composite. A high-gloss Poli worktop boasts an opulent, contemporary look&feel, elevating any interior to the next level. Will it do so in yours too?

Diresco Finishing Velvet

Velvet

Be seduced by velvet

The luxurious matt finish of this surface creates added value both in terms of aesthetics and touch – giving rise to its velvety-soft name. It guarantees superlative density, rich colour and is exceedingly maintenance-friendly. Research shows that stubborn stains cannot retain their hold on this Velvet surface, even without a surface protector.  Now that’s a bonus!

Diresco Finishing Anticato

Anticato

Robust eye-catcher with extra grip

Are you looking for a more robust look in your interior? With its special treatment, ANTICATO quartz composite yields a rougher surface, with a subtle relief. According to our experts that results in significantly less slipping hazard (great for floors and kitchen worktops) and opens up new decorative perspectives. For the bold among you!

Sizes

With the XL sheet (318x155cm) and a range of sheet thicknesses (1.2 cm, 2 cm and 3 cm), D-Quartz can be used both indoors and out.

Kitchen countertops, washbasin countertops, shower walls and trays, tiles, facades or furniture. The choice is endless!

Sizes

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our dealers are always on hand to answer your question. Need an answer now? We have summarised the questions most often put to us in our FAQs.

What is natural quartz?

Quartz is one of the most commonly available minerals in the world. Our suppliers grind large blocks of quartz into quartz granules. Natural quartz granules constitute 94% of Diresco Stone.

The use of these quartz granules makes our Diresco Stone extremely strong and highly scratch resistant.

Benefits of Diresco quartz

Diresco is a non-porous stone with excellent scratch-resistance and resistance to acids - dimensionally stable and shock-resistant - impervious and stain-resistant - corrosion and water-resistant.

Where can I purchase Diresco quartz?

Contact the dealer in your country - see our “Dealers” tab.

Do I have to apply a protector on Diresco quartz?

The density of the pores makes it unnecessary to apply a protector on composite worktops with Polished or Velvet finishes. However, we would advise you to apply protector to Anticato, our rough finish - you can purchase these protectors from specialised stores.

What should I use to maintain Diresco quartz on a daily basis?

Diresco quartz can be cleaned very easily with a neutral cleaner. NEVER use aggressive cleaners such as drain uncloggers, oven cleaners, metal cleaners, paint strippers, etc.

A simple dish cloth or micro fibre cloth is sufficient; never use abrasive sponges. Please refer to our detailed maintenance instructions.

Can I cut directly on my Diresco kitchen countertops?

Although the surface is highly scratch resistant, we do recommend the use of a chopping board - out of respect for your worktop!

Is Diresco quartz heat resistant?

Diresco quartz is heat resistant. But out of respect for your worktop, use a trivet when placing a hot pot or casserole, sudden and rapid temperature changes can potentially damage your worktop surface.

What products are recommended at the time of installation?

A technically qualified professional will use a two-component adhesive when installing the worktop, tiles on a flat, stable, dry and clean substrate.

Can I use Diersco in my kitchen?

Diresco quartz is an ideal worktop for your kitchen; it ensures that you can enjoy cooking without any worries.

Can I use Diresco quartz composite for other applications?

The quartz composite is very commonly used in the bathroom. You can easily create a walk-in shower without joints; but you can also make other splash walls or a designer sink.

Can I use Diresco for floors?

It is obviously suitable as a floor, and you can fully change the floor according to the colour of your worktop or your bathroom in this manner, or give your bathroom a uniform appearance. It can also be used to cover stairs, where scratch resistance is highly desirable.

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