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Coverings celebrates 25 years in stone and tile industries

The 2014 edition of Coverings showed a rise in attendance and exhibitors — reflecting the sense of renewed energy in the stone and tile industries
By Jennifer Adams
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Held from April 29 to May 2, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the show reported an increase in attendance and the number of exhibitors — deeming it a successful event.


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Fabricator Benchmarking Report 2014

The Marble Institute of America has launched a webpage to feature industry information and trends
By Stephanie Guilfoyle and Mike Loflin
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In January, Stone World published its annual fabricator market forecast for 2014.


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Restoring stone balustrades at a city landmark

A prominent Philadelphia park gets a makeover to revive its original grandeur
By Sara Garafalo
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Rittenhouse Square is one of Philadelphia’s most prominent and historic parks, and one of William Penn’s original four squares framing the city.


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Restoring a stone treasure

The renovation and restoration of a former pachyderm exhibit delivers a new home for children’s zoo at the Philadelphia Zoo
By Sara Garafalo
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The Hamilton Family Children’s Zoo and Faris Family Education Center, also known as KidZooU, is the keystone project in the ongoing transformation of the Philadelphia Zoo’s historic campus.


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Energy company Antero Resources embraces stone design

By Heather Fiore
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Antero Resources — currently the most active operator in Marcellus Shale — is an independent exploration and production company engaged in the exploitation, development and acquisition of natural gas and oil properties located in the Appalachian Basin.


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Texas limestone creates the perfect stone getaway

For a vacation home in Texas, regional limestone was used to create a casual feel in a country setting
By Sara Garafalo
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The owners of a vacation home in Angel Bay, TX, envisioned a space that felt casual and clean, with a soft and modern interior.


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Locally sourced stone earns LEED credits

New Mexico travertine was not only chosen for the new Center for the Arts at New Mexico State University for its quality, but also for the quarry’s close proximity to the project site, which achieved LEED credit for regional materials
By Jennifer Adams
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With a unique curved stone exterior, the Center for the Arts at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in Las Cruces, NM, was designed to achieve LEED credit and to create cohesion among the school’s art facilities.


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Fabricator Forum: Issues & Solutions

At this Fabricator Forum, which was conducted at Coverings 2014 in Las Vegas, NV, fabricators discussed various issues that they are dealing with today and ways they have developed to overcome them
By Jennifer Adams and Jason Kamery
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A large group of fabricators came together to participate in a Fabricator Forum at Coverings in Las Vegas, NV, this past spring. The discussion covered everything from pricing to overtime for employees to fabricating some of the latest products such as porcelain slabs.


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3D digital templating produces exclusive stone surfaces

Innovative measurement technology speeds turnaround time and simplifies the installation of custom countertops and other high-end stonework for kitchens, baths and staircases for Patrona Marble and Granite of Lake Worth, FL
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Working with top grade exotic materials to create custom stone surfaces requires the utmost skill and precision.


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Digital technology proves formula for success

After converting to digital technology almost five years ago, YK Stone Center Inc. in Denver, CO, has seen a considerable increase in production as well as efficiency and quality control
By Heather Fiore
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Located in the heart of Colorado is a family owned and operated business, YK Stone Center Inc., which specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of natural materials, such as granite, marble, travertine, quartz, stone tile and glass mosaic tile.


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The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

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2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

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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