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ABC Stone hosts exhibition of decorative and architectural arts

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BROOKLYN, NY -- ABC Stone will be displaying its most exotic stone material as well as its line of Semi Precious stone at a special event being held on May 12, 2011 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the company's facility, which is located at 234 Banker Street in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. The exhibition of decorative and architectural arts will showcase Oriano Galloni's critically acclaimed monumental sculptures (20 pieces), featuring the debut of his latest Masterpiece "la luna Bianca," which is a 30-foot-tall sculpture in statuary marble. Additionally, the exhibition will include 15 pieces of Pollaro Custom Furniture's museum-quality furniture.
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Apavisa opens New York showroom

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NEW YORK, NY -- Tile of Spain-branded manufacturer Apavisa has announced the opening of its new showroom in New York City on May 16, 2011.
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Tile of Spain and Stone from Spain offer CEU/CES credits at AIA 2011

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NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Tile of Spain and Stone from Spain will be offering a series of three daily seminars for CEU/CES credits at the American Institute of Architects 2011 National Convention and Design Exposition, which will be held from May 12 to 14 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. Topics include: "Basic Specification for Ceramic Tile," "Environmental Ceramic Tile -- Gray Area or Green?" and "Classification, Features & Benefits of Stone from Spain." Tile of Spain and Stone from Spain can be found at Booth #3461/3453.
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ECO by Cosentino earns Environmental Product Declaration

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Cosentino, a leading manufacturer of quartz, natural stone and recycled surfaces, has earned an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for ECO™ by Cosentino, its innovative surface composed of 75 percent recycled materials. ECO is the first material of its kind to earn such a distinction, according to Cosentino. The EPD was earned upon the completion of a Life Cycle Assessment, which conducts a detailed review of the product's materials and sources as well as the environmental impacts that occur during its lifecycle, from extrusion of raw materials to the end of its useful life.
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Bellavita Tile now offers a comprehensive series of sales aids

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VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Bellavita Tile, Inc. now offers a comprehensive series of sales aids to help salespeople both in-showroom and on-appointment relative to the selling of their tile materials. Included in this offering are an architectural chip box; a tiered stand which can hold up to 10 Bellavita sample boards and an acrylic stand which neatly keeps together architectural binders of the following collections: Bamboo, Cristali Blends, Chicago, Impressions and Metro.


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Pokarna launches new products at Coverings 2011

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Pokarna Limited, a leading Indian stone producer, showcased a wide selection of granites at Coverings 2011, which included several new colors. Keeping in tune with constant advancement towards new accomplishments, Pokarna has now included in its color palette exotics such as Labrador Antique, Baltic Brown, Brown Antique, Patagonia and Zanzibar.
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From the trade show to the design board: New product introductions

By Jennifer Adams
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I recently returned home from Coverings, which was held in Las Vegas this year.


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Innovative pros share how to succeed during tough times

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Even though the tough building market continues to challenge design, construction, service and maintenance professionals, those with entrepreneurial attitudes are succeeding. Using a mixture of new ideas, superior customer service,
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Last chance to register

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LAS VEGAS, NV -- The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (K/BIS) & Conference, one of the largest exhibitions that exclusively focuses on all aspects of kitchens and baths, is set to take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, from April 26 to 28, 2011 -- with a conference program beginning on Monday, April 25.
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Patti Fasan first woman honored with the NTCA Joe A. Tarver Cornerstone Award

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LAS VEGAS, NV -- Patti Fasan, Founder of Professional Attention to Tile Installation (P.A.T.T.I.), was recently honored with the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) Joe A. Tarver Cornerstone Award at the 8th Annual TileLetter Awards program, which took place during Coverings 2011.
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