Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce  (EXP Realty 414-525-0563)

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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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 They sell it in Pensacola, west of here.   I watched the demos on their YouTube channel.

May 19, 2017 07:54 PM
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Roy Kelley
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I have no experience with this material.

This is a points driven section.

May 19, 2017 07:31 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Sally,

We have a close friend who is a top notch  designer in AZ.  I will ask his opinion, and get back to you.  A

May 19, 2017 08:50 PM
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I have seen it and the comments that my buyers have made are, "looks cheap - like faux stone" or "don't like the pattern."  I think that they're lacking in the selection department as to the color options. And the buyers are right, the patterns don't look 'natural' - they do look 'faux' to me too.

And, those who have used it, seem to slice it very thinly and we always hear the 'cheap' comment, even about thin granite. 

Now, real quartz...that's a whole other conversation!

May 19, 2017 08:39 PM
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Bob Crane
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It is very attractive and we have considered using it for a shower install.

Checking a few other things before we decide though.

May 19, 2017 08:04 PM
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Here is one forum with people who are discussing it.

 

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=83759

May 19, 2017 06:47 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson - ForzaStone® panels are manufactured through a revolutionary patented process that backs the highest quality natural stone with reinforced composite and metal alloy laminates. These large-scale, lightweight, waterproof panels offer the ultimate in affordable, groutless, luxury design.

(I think it is mainly used in Bathrooms - though I may be wrong.)

May 19, 2017 09:10 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Our tile guy brought some recently, but we decided to stick with a traditional quartz.

May 20, 2017 10:26 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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I haven't but Fred Griffin 's video is most helpful. Let's face it, all quartz products are manufacured so each generation of product only seems to improve. Thanks for the alert on this product...ok, give me my points now!

May 20, 2017 06:15 AM
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I do not.

May 20, 2017 05:11 AM
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Hmm, so I can not say 'No.'

Well that leaves 'Yes' and I still get points.

Reading your question I don't see how either response is helpful.

The question has no substance leading to repsonses without substance.

"Do you have experience with FornzaStone and what do you know about it's durability?" is a real question.

May 20, 2017 04:49 AM
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Lise Howe
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I haven't seen it but when I looked on line for pictures it looks pretty good as a shower wall.  What are you going to use it for? Please post pictures for us if you decide to use it! 

May 19, 2017 08:56 PM
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William Feela
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I have not, but I am wondering about how the price compares to what we have now

May 20, 2017 08:22 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
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I did some research after reading your Q - not something that would work in my home though.

May 20, 2017 06:04 PM
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I have seen it used in a parade home. The builder was really proud of it and I thought it looked kinda fake and cheap. Maybe it was the pattern or not used  correctly. It was in a kitchen. Marble, granite or another quartz product would have looked better.

May 20, 2017 05:54 PM
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Yes I have heard of it Sally.  It's not used that often - as far as I know but it does have it's place for sure.  I looked at  some samples a few years back when we remodeled our kitchen.  It's like quartz but just uses a different formula - I don't know the specifics.

May 20, 2017 04:02 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
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I have not heard of this, but I'm not a huge quartz fan.  Are people putting quartz in showers?  We have tile (big ones but still lots of grout)  Having a no seam, no grout shower surround sounds nice if it looks nice.  I can't tell from the pictures if it looks faux or not.  I don't like corian that well, in fact for counters I actually prefer Formica.  Please let us know how the presentation with their rep goes - maybe write a blog post about it.   I'd be interested in hearing more.  Sorry I answered your question anyway without having an answer, but I'm interested in the product. -Kasey

May 20, 2017 10:08 AM
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Esther Preston
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NO, I haven't seen it or have any experience's with it.  

May 20, 2017 08:46 AM
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I have seen it and I am not a fan of it. It looks cheap. Not something I would have in my home.  I wish you all the best in your purchasing decision.

May 20, 2017 07:39 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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I learned from the answers

May 20, 2017 07:19 AM
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Scott Godzyk
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I did not know much about it and have not seen it, i will be Googling it after this. I want to see pictures Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

May 20, 2017 06:13 AM
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Yes-used in bathrooms and kitchens

May 20, 2017 06:06 AM
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Wayne Martin
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My only experience is with Silestone and I preferred it over granite for durability!

May 20, 2017 06:05 AM
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Praful Thakkar nailed this one!

May 20, 2017 05:53 AM
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Nathan Gesner
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I hadn't heard of it before. It looks great in a shower surround!

May 20, 2017 05:49 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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I have seen this once.  It looks good, but I don't know anything about durability, etc.

May 20, 2017 05:23 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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I've not heard of it.... good quartz is often as if not more expensive than granite and yet I've found that when I show homes where people have spent good money on quartz instead of granite, buyers complain. Quartz for bathroom counters seems more acceptable.

May 20, 2017 04:12 AM
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Joan Cox
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I have not even heard of this product, but did buy quartz counter tops for my kitchen.

May 23, 2017 06:26 AM
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Jeff Pearl
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No, but I've seen similar material in this area made by Cambria.   https://www.cambriausa.com/Professionals/

May 21, 2017 07:14 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
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I've seen them in showers, looks like they are easy to maintain. They are on a darker side for my taste. Why do you ask?

May 21, 2017 12:02 AM