Stone World

New Equipment

October 12, 2006


Walker Zanger is proud to unveil the latest addition to its Bathroom Vanity Collection -the distinctive Paradigm washstand. With a clean, exquisite profile that harkens to the tenets established by LeCorbusier and Mies van der Rohe, it helps transform the utilitarian bathroom into a luxury spa destination, according to the company. Combining bold metal and carved stone, it also perfectly complements the offerings of Walker Zanger's namesake line of stone mosaics.

The goal of understated luxury is perfectly realized, and immediately evident, in the Paradigm washstand. An open design of resonating rectangles, it features bold, linear legs and rails of brushed metal, available in either Nickel or deep Bronze finishes. The washstand is completed by a stunning solid-stone sink, set within the washstand's top. The perfect pairing of the carved stone and metal facets creates an unmistakable impression; it's also a testament to the craftsmanship of its construction.

Walker Zanger built its reputation upon the quality of its stone and tile product lines. The Paradigm washstand lives up to this tradition. It is available in three different offerings, including the subtly veined Statuary White marble; organically grained Ash Grey limestone; and creamy Heylos limestone. The sink comes pre-drilled to accommodate any standard widespread faucets. Although the Paradigm washstand works perfectly as a stand-alone addition to an eclectic design, it was also conceived, from the outset, to work flawlessly with Walker Zanger Paradigm stone mosaics.

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Gem Surfacesâ„¢ offers high-quality precious gemstone slabs. Surfaces are suitable for lining palaces, castles, museums, luxury hotels, or for those seeking the most exotic stone slabs available. Gem Surfacesâ„¢ also offers a line of hand-hewn mosaic slabs and tiles from the finest jewelry-grade gem rough. Gem Surfacesâ„¢ is the mine owner, manufacturer and distributor of all its products, including: Rare Labradorite, Rose Quartz, Petrified Wood, Crocodile Jasper, Sky Blue Calcite, Agate, Cherry Calcite, Sea Jasper, Septarian, Carnelian and many more.

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Moraware has released the JobTracker Standard Edition, which provides an affordable solution for subcontractors who want to eliminate the time they waste scheduling and looking for paperwork. JobTracker Standard Edition uses a simple Web-browser-based interface, and can be configured to manage the variety of jobs done by specialty contractors.

“We're using JobTracker SE to make sure we get the jobs done like customers want, and on time,” said John Corbett, owner of Specialty Tile & Stone, a tile installation company in North Carolina. “Most installers are tracking jobs with 10 different notebooks, and it doesn't work. JobTracker SE gives what we need to track job information in an easy-to-learn package.”

Moraware JobTracker SE users who want to integrate their quoting, purchasing and inventory can upgrade to JobTracker Enterprise Edition, Moraware's flagship product, which has been available since 2003, and is used by hundreds of subcontractors throughout the U.S.

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Bonsal® B-6000, an advanced polymer-based technology that covers both waterproofing and crack isolation needs, has been introduced by Bonsal American.

Features and benefits include:
  • Eliminates the conditions that promote mold and mildew growth, when applied directly beneath the tile
  • Dries quickly - tile over B-6000 in four hours
  • More flexible and elastic than other products
  • Can be applied over practically any substance
  • Exceeds ANSI 118.12 standard for crack isolation and ANSI 118.10 standard for waterproofing
The product is pre-mixed and ready to use, available in 1 gallon and 3.5 gallon sizes.

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