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Choosing the proper pad

When it comes to working with pads, some of the questions we frequently hear - especially from those that are new to the stone fabrication trade - are: "How do I get a perfect polish on my edges without spending too much time or money?"
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Combining contemporary design with practicality

The Cerritos Library in Cerritos, CA, was designed to look futuristic, while remaining practical for daily library traffic.
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New stone and tile expo takes place in Las Vegas

With the goal of being the West Coast exhibition for stone and ceramic tile, the International Tile & Stone Show recently held its first edition this fall at the Sands Expo Center.
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Interview: Olle Lundberg

While the offices of most architectural firms are merely equipped with a stone library, Olle Lundberg's facility in San Francisco, CA, features an entire workshop, where he and his staff can experiment with materials before implementing them on a project.
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The modern art of mosaics

The combination of different materials, such as natural stone, ceramic and porcelain tile, has made mosaic design an artistic addition to public and private capacitie
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Resurrecting Wright's vision

As a result of those who keep the works of Frank Lloyd Wright alive, the original 1920s design of the Nakoma Country Club in Madison, WI, came to fruition in the Sierra Nevadas of Northern California
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Resourceful installation approach provides design opportunity

The use of a modular screed installation system and integrated heating system allowed the design of the Hotel Vierjahreszeiten (Four Seasons Hotel) in Iserlohn, Germany, to feature 64,000 square feet of ceramic tile flooring with maximum comfort and minimal sound transmission
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Tile evokes a clean industrial feel

In designing the Northwest WorldGateway at the Detroit Metropolitian Airport, various types of ceramic tile were selected for their durability as well as aesthetic value
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Stone and tile finishes for the retail environment

Nothing is worse than having sections of flooring coming loose, or cracks developing in the tile, or grout joints looking like they were saturated with diesel oil. So, it is best to try and understand installation systems from the bottom up.
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An overview of the world stone industry

Uncertain economic times in the international marketplace, further impaired by the events of September 11, have made for challenging times in the world stone industry, according to this report by Internazionale Marmi e Macchine Cararra
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Stone World October 2014 cover

2014 October

Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

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CSTD Fall 2014 cover

2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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