Dubai: Sharjah-headquartered Glaze Granite and Marble, said to be the country’s largest marble importer, has launched Kozo large-format porcelain in the UAE. Designed to elevate architectural surfaces to new heights, the Kozo brand was crafted using Italian technology from Sacmi.
“We are thrilled to introduce Kozo Porcelain as a part of Glaze. With Kozo, we bring together a fresh perspective in the porcelain segment. Each piece we offer is a testament to our dedication to delivering excellence,” said Umesh Punia, CEO of GLAZE.
Manufactured in Italy, these slabs replicate natural stone formation through extreme pressure and high temperature, resulting in exceptional strength and longevity.
The Kozo large-format porcelain brand comes in 6mm and 12mm thicknesses and has various applications as kitchen countertops, bathrooms, furniture, flooring, wall cladding, and exterior and interior surfaces. The product’s design draws inspiration from Italian marbles like Statuario, Calacatta, Arbescato, and more, said Punia.
“What sets Kozo apart is its practicality – the slabs are sleek, lightweight, and easy to transport and install. They can be seamlessly placed over existing flooring without demolition, saving time and resources,” explained Punia.
Each slab measures 160x320mm, providing a generous surface area. This allows for creative freedom in joint placement, reducing repetitive patterns and enhancing overall aesthetics.
The UAE’s marble market has been witnessing significant growth since 2020, with a strong demand for high-quality and durable construction materials.
More recently, Luxhabitat Sotheby’s International Realty announced a Versailles-like mansion ‘The Marble Palace’ in Emirates Hills is being sold for Dh750 million ($204 million) in Dubai. Meanwhile, the global marble market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.9 per cent between 2022 and 2031.