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Marble and quartz have been highly valued throughout time in high-
end residences and commercial buildings. Compac’s “technological”
versions take these rich, aesthetically pleasing materials and adapts
them to our modern world.
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Ph otos co ur t e sy o f Com pac: T h e Sur face s Com pany
W hat do the Hard Rock Hotel in Las
Vegas, Samsung buildings in Korea,
Alain Manoukian shops in France, the
station in Bilbao and luxury homes
in Miami have in common? They
all feature Compac: The Surfaces Company’s products.
What started out as a family-based project back in 1975
with the goal of “manufacturing outstanding decorative
coverings of extremely high quality” has grown to an
international concern with a convenient presence in our
very own backyard.
“We are the leading Spanish company that specializes in
manufacturing and distributing agglomerated marble and
68 we’re a great specialist in engineered stone,” says General
Manager Carlos Ferrando. “We have two fabrics, one of
marble located in Spain since 1975 and one of quartz located
in Portugal since 2003. By using Breton of Italy machinery
and industrial equipment, we’re able to offer cutting-edge,
Marmol Compac, the company’s technological marble, was
created to fill a gap in the marketplace that called for a versatile
surface that could be offered in a wide range of formats —
from small decorative motifs up to large façade pieces. Their
more recent technological innovation, Quartz Compac, was
fashioned to provide an elegant yet extremely durable surfacing
option offered in a broad selection of attractive color options