Available from The Laminex Group , essastone quartz surfaces are now offered in a luxurious new palette of designs that combines inviting textures, radiant decors and master craftsmanship to create visionary interior spaces.

The enhanced essastone range of quartz surfaces contains 20 designs that have been uniquely crafted to integrate seamlessly into Australian interiors and satisfy emerging interior trends.

Offering the enduring appeal of up to 95 percent natural quartz, broader design selection is sure to enhance the sense of luxury in residential and commercial spaces.

Four designs have been crafted with a natural, velvet surface finish. The robust and tactile quartz surface contrasts with the polished, gloss finish of the extended range, offering a new tangent for inspiration.

All 20 colours are available in a polished, gloss finish and the designs that are exclusively available in a velvet finish are Crystal Chalk, New Crystal Salt, New Sable Luxe and Carbon.

The design palette now offers a diverse selection from the soft tones of New Crystal Salt and New Cairo, through to European-inspired Carbon and Bitter Chocolate, and the natural aesthetic of large glass flecks in Terrazzo and Porcini.

A selection of designs including French Black, Midnight Rendezvous, Sorbet and Frappe have been formed using a unique method of combining quartz and glass pieces. This creates a distinctive translucent façade that accentuates the base colour. The result is striking and makes the surfaces ideal for applications where a strong visual impact is important.

Previous best selling designs from the range have been re-engineered to meet the heightened quality of the new additions, lifting essastone to the pinnacle of premium engineered quartz surfaces.

Essastone can be used in vertical and horizontal applications and is a popular choice of surface for domestic and commercial kitchen benchtops, waterfall ends, tables, islands, and bathroom vanities.

Essastone quartz surfaces are available in 20mm and 30mm (dependent on local availability) thick sheets that can be fabricated to suit design requirements. Under-mounted sinks can be readily incorporated into any design.

Boasting a remarkable level of scuff and abrasion resistance, essastone quartz surfaces are backed by a 15 year warranty.

The complete essastone collection will be available in May 2010.