Collection features eleven new product series in a wide range of popular, exciting stone looks; Offers architects and landscape designers a "one-stop" option for their tile and stone needs
Daltile LogoDallas, TX, June 22, 2009 - Daltile, the largest U.S. manufacturer and distributor of ceramic tile and natural stone, has entered the siding market with the launch of its new Manufactured Stone collection. With this bold expansion into the manufactured stone category, Daltile is now a "one-stop" option, offering a complete range of tile and stone products.
"Whether they're seeking tile, natural stone or, now, manufactured stone, designers, landscape architects and stone masons can be confident that they'll receive the same high level of quality and service that they've come to expect from Daltile. Simply put, we're a complete source for tile and stone products," said Lori Kirk-Rolley, senior marketing director for Daltile.
In addition to its use on interior walls and backsplashes, Daltile's Manufactured Stone collection further expands the company's focus on exterior applications. In 2007, Daltile officially launched its Exteriors Collection, which grouped more than sixty outdoor-appropriate natural stone and porcelain tile products to help designers and homeowners pinpoint the best tiles for their outdoor spaces.
"By adding manufactured stone siding to our already extensive array of exterior products, we aim to make the selection process as simple as possible for anyone who designs or specifies products for outdoor spaces, including building exteriors, outdoor rooms, retaining walls and other places where stone looks are desired, as well as in popular interior applications like on fireplaces and in wine rooms," added Kirk-Rolley.
Manufactured stone is one of the fastest growing segments of the siding market, nearly doubling in size from 2002 to 2008, according to Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association estimates.
In its first public appearance, Daltile's River Rock Manufactured Stone series was recently featured in an episode of ABC's hit show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," where it was used on a massive, 26-foot tall fireplace in a home built for a Florida family who, in a hurricane-damaged home, was in need of modifications for the blind and the deaf children they adopted from China.