Articles by Jennifer Adams

Resort’s stone palette reflects Texas Hill Country

With a design heavily featuring Lueders and Jerusalem Gold limestone, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa provides a sense of rustic elegance to its guests


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Gallery feel achieved with Spanish floor tile

For a modern residential design in Houston, TX, two types of porcelain tile from Spain were chosen for their hard contemporary look and low maintenance qualities


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Fabricating with an eye for design

Luis Carlos Machicao, originally of Peru, utilizes his expertise as a fashion designer to run a successful custom stone shop — Metropolitan Marble & Granite LLC — in Rock Hill, SC


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Maltese limestone anchors U.S. Embassy to community

In addition to contributing to LEED certification, the use of local limestone for the new U.S. Embassy compound in Malta demonstrates the U.S.’s commitment to the local people and government


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African granite defines reception area at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

The warm tones and movement of African Fantasy granite — combined with rich wood veneers — create a feature wall that reflects the surrounding environment at the healthcare insurer’s headquarters campus in Chattanooga, TN.


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Marketing to the California building sector

Through the ups and downs of the economy, Marble Palace, Inc. of Stockton, CA, has remained a prime source of natural stone, quartz surfacing and Piedrafina recycled marble products on the West Coast


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A statement of modern elegance

For the master bath of an upscale San Francisco, CA home, the design uses an innovative application of Carrara marble to create a visual centerpiece for the space.
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Quartz surfacing reflects the spirit of the NBA

The recently renovated luxury suites at American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL, feature Silestone countertops — creating a hip and chic environment for watching the Miami Heat play.
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Stone, tile and social media

The use of social media by industry members for business purposes is definitely on a significant incline. Many of the Web sites from industry companies, associations and trade shows -- as well as brochures and press releases -- are promoting Facebook pages or asking readers to follow them on Twitter.


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Taking measures to reduce fabrication waste

A year after Planet Granite of Colorado Springs, CO, started to strategize ways to reduce its impact on the environment, it successfully teamed up with a local asphalt company to have its stone waste products removed - ultimately saving money and avoiding the landfill. This is just one step the company has taken towards being green as well as reducing its budget to remain on a successful business path.
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Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

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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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criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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