Industry Insights

Do good fabricators need education?

In my role as Stone World editor, I report on stone fabrication shops across the country on a regular basis.


Read More

A different type of Fabricator Case Study

As usual, in this edition of the Stone World Fabricator E-News, we are including two different "Fabricator Case Studies," which serve as example of how different shops operate, what machinery is in place and how their overall production is achieved.


Read More

The English Beat: Balancing safety and quality

A few days ago, I returned from a trip to the Lake District of England, where I got an in-depth look at the production of the region's unique slate materials.


Read More

Do fabrication shop owners still have skills?

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) MegaWorkshop in the St. Louis suburb of Collinsville, IL.


Read More

Innovations for fabricators in Verona

For the past 16 years of my life, early fall has meant a trip to Verona, Italy, for the Marmomacc trade fair (believe me, I am not complaining).


Read More

The evolution of quartz surfacing

Before I get to the main point of this column, let me first state that I have historically considered myself a “stone purist.”


Read More

There's no substitute for craftsmanship

A couple of years ago, I generically referred to industry low-ballers as "hacks with rail saws."


Read More

Fabricators speak out on industry issues

Last month, I attended a session of the Marble Institute of America/Stone World education series in Boston, MA, where I also moderated a Fabricator Forum.


Read More

www.StoneWorld.com

I know it is a strange headline for an editor's column, but I am looking to draw attention to Stone World's new Web site -- www.StoneWorld.com -- because I think it is the most comprehensive source for stone industry information that you can find.


Read More

Taking a deeper look at 2010

At this time each year, the Stone World editorial department receives the year-end stone import and export statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Read More

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

October 2014 Stone World Stone Products Online Gallery

Check out the latest products from stone companies.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World January 2015 cover

2015 January

Check out the January 2015 issue of Stone World, which features its annual Stone World Fabricator Market Forecast

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Winter 2015 cover

2015 Winter

This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design features the Tile of Spain design awards. Also highlighted in this edition is the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition — sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission

Table Of Contents Subscribe

STONE STANDARD

Are you aware of the new stone standard – ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainability Assessment for Natural Dimension Stone?
View Results Poll Archive

The Stone World Store

How_To_Polish_&_Restore_Mar.gif
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.

More Products

Stone Industry Education

Stone Industry Education

From fabrication...to installation...to marketing and much more!  We provide natural stone professionals with stone knowledge and education they can count on, as well as great networking opportunities. Click here to go to Stone Industry Education.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook logo Twitter  YouTubeGoogle+

Stone Guide 2014

2014 Stone World Stone Guide

The directory for Stone, Equipment and Supplies - the single information resource readers turn to.