Industry Insights

It's all in the details: Innovations at StonExpo

February 28, 2011
Whenever I go to a large-scale trade event, I am always impressed with the advances in stoneworking technology.
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Fabricators calling for major investments in 2011

January 31, 2011
Every January, Stone World presents its annual Fabricator Market Forecast, where hundreds of stone fabrication professionals from around the country present their expectations for the coming year as well as their feelings for the long-term.
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Make countertops, not war

December 31, 2010
So I'm sitting at my desk a couple of weeks ago, and it's about an hour past quitting time (when I can actually get some work done).
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Sometimes the best advice for the do-it-yourselfer is, "Please, have a professional do it."

November 30, 2010
We've all heard the expression, "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing," and now that the Internet has become an integral part of our daily lives, this is more true now than ever.
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New developments for fabricators showcased in Italy, including eco-friendly initiatives

October 31, 2010
Earlier this week, I returned home from the annual Marmomacc stone trade fair in Verona, Italy, and as always, the event never failed to impress me.
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Where do Brazilian "Exotics" come from?

September 30, 2010
A decade ago, I traveled to the famed Giallo Veneziano quarry in Brazil -- via helicopter -- and immediately counted it among the most interesting places I visited while doing this job.
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Stay the course; don't compete with the hacks

August 31, 2010
A little less than three years ago, I remember sitting down with an long-time fabricator friend of mine from Boston, and he was one of the first to tell me that his business was being seriously affected by the recession.
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Battling a "Cocoon of Fear"

July 31, 2010
When talking to a long-time fabricator friend of mine recently, I noted that a lot of homeowners out there seem slow to emerge from their "Cocoon of Fear" -- a term which seemed to both amuse and concern him.
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Fabricators discuss their work with exotic materials

June 30, 2010
During my travels to major slab producers in places such as Brazil and Italy, it seems that there are more exotics on the market than ever before.
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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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Italian Trade Commission Coverings exhibitor preview

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The Italian Trade Commission is presenting a large group of the most innovative and internationally renowned Italian suppliers of dimensional natural stones. We hope your busy schedule will allow you to join us for a “genuine” espresso in booth N. 4045 and explore the exciting Italian natural stone resources offered by our exhibitors. Check out Italian stone producers exhibiting at Coverings 2014 here!

  

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