CaesarStone Opens New York Office, Warehouse and Showroom to Satisfy U.S. Demand for Quartz Countertops

Sun Valley, CA (Mar. 25, 2005) - CaesarStone, the original manufacturer of quartz surfaces, has opened its Astoria, N.Y. office, warehouse and showroom on March 1. With retail sales reaching $100 million in less than six years, demand for CaesarStone quartz services prompted the Sun Valley, Calif.-based company to open its second U.S. operation. The design friendly selection of colors and incredibly resilient characteristics has quickly made CaesarStone's quartz surfaces the preferred choice for kitchen and bathroom countertops. Already sold worldwide, the expansion will secure CaesarStone as a leading provider of natural quartz surfaces.

The 40,000 square foot facility features a state-of-the-art warehouse and corporate offices. The facility also includes a showroom, which displays CaesarStone's 40 colors of quartz surfaces and its eight varieties of Concetto, the first handcrafted surface made with real semi-precious stones. Consumers, as well as architects, interior designers and homebuilders, are invited to visit CaesarStone's showroom, which is located at 36-16 19th Ave., Astoria, NY 11105. The showroom phone number is 718.777.9780 and hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

"Since CaesarStone was introduced to the U.S. market in 1999, the response from the design community has been phenomenal," said Arik Tendler, president of CaesarStone. "Opening a second facility was the natural next step, and since New York is world-renowned for design and fashion, it was the obvious choice."

About CaesarStone
CaesarStone is the original quartz surface manufacturer. The company is headquartered in Southern California with offices in Los Angeles, CA;, San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA, Miami, FL and New York City. CaesarStone produces premium quartz surfaces, complementing any design application, from traditional to contemporary, for both home and commercial applications. Price range is from $70 to $120 per square foot installed. CaesarStone products are available through kitchen and bath retailers, fabricators, architects, designers, builders and distributors nationwide.

Offering a Lifetime Warranty as of February 15, 2008, their products are stain, scratch and heat resistant. CaesarStone has earned the respected Good Housekeeping Seal from Good Housekeeping Research Institute in addition to ISO 14001 (environmental management system), ISO 9002 (quality management standard) and NSF (public health and safety) certification.

For more information about CaesarStone and its products, please visit the company's website at www.CaesarStoneUS.com, or call toll-free 877-9QUARTZ (877-978-2789).