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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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Best in show

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LAS VEGAS, NV -- Imagination prevailed among the four Coverings 2011 exhibitors who were named to receive this year's "Best in Show" booth awards. The judges conferred the honors during day three of the four-day annual tile and stone conference, which was held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, from March 14 to 17, 2011.
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Tile Partners for Humanity teams up with Habitat DC

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ATLANTA, GA, and WASHINGTON, DC -- As part of Habitat for Humanity's 27th annual "Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project (JRCWP)" that kicked off on World Habitat Day, October 4, 2010, in Washington, DC, Tile Partners for Humanity today started a week-long tile blitz in the project homes.
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Mapei expands to South Korea

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA -- Mapei Group has recently completed the acquisition of all activities regarding adhesives and products for the building industry carried out by Henkel in South Korea under the Ceresit and Thomsit trademarks.
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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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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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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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