Articles by Michael Reis

Handmade tile provides a finishing touch

The owners of a private residence in Wayne, PA, wanted a kitchen remodel that fit the period style of the home, and the use of hand-crafted tile products helped them meet this goal
In remodeling the kitchen of their Wayne, PA, residence, the homeowners were seeking a design that would reflect the period style of the home, and they also wanted to use local materials.


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A gallery of specialty tile

The seemingly endless offering of glass, decorative and artisan tile available today can bring a unique accent to any design
While solid-colored smooth tile certainly has its place in design, the diverse palette of glass, decorative and hand-crafted tile products in today’s marketplace can add texture, depth and character to a residential or commercial space.


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Brazil fair foreshadows continued growth

An upbeat mood defined the Vitória Stone Fair in Vitória, Brazil, where exhibitors were predicting a rebound year for the stone industry
The 2013 edition of the Vitória Stone Fair took place in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil, and it featured displays of the latest varieties of natural stone


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A new level of reclaiming fabrication scrap

Using a machine of his own invention, John Tesh of EarthStone Products, Inc. is turning scrap stone into finished products for a range of architectural applications, including several LEED-certified projects
At fabricator gatherings across the country, one of the most talked-about issues is what to do with the inherent scrap waste that comes from stone fabrication.


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Fabricator forum highlights Utah Stone Summit

The latest edition of the Marble Institute of America/Stone World industry education series was held near Salt Lake City, UT, and it included an open fabricator forum to address current industry issues
On May 14, a group of around 30 fabricators from the Salt Lake City region and beyond gathered at Arizona Tile’s facility in West Valley, UT, for the Utah Stone Summit


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A continually expanding palette

In business for 35 years, Gramil of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, Brazil, has steadily increased its level of production and its quarrying efforts, including a state-of-the-art operation for extracting white quartzite in the state of Ceará
Starting in 1978 with a single quarry, Gramil has became a leading producer of material in Brazil, with 16 quarries and more than 50 different materials in its product line.


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A broad spectrum of Brazilian stone

Always on the lookout for unique stone materials in Brazil, Mag Ban of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil, now owns a total of 16 quarries throughout the county
Based in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil, Mag Ban has become a well-known name in the international stone industry.


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Making its name in Brazilian stone

With two company-owned quarries and automated stone-processing technology, PBA Stones has become a player in the international marketplace
From the very beginning, PBA Stones of Serra, Espírito Santo, Brazil, set out to make its mark by establishing standards and principles that would define its business philosophy.


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Don’t ever stop learning

In addition to visiting the many stone events on the “Spring Trade Show Circuit” so far this year — Las Vegas, Brazil, Atlanta, etc. — I took some time last month to travel to Salt Lake City, UT, for the Utah Stone Summit


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The 2015 edition of Cevisama was a showcase of the latest trends in tile design, including textured surfaces, colorful mosaics and worn concrete aesthetics

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2015 April

This issue of Stone World contains our annual “Report from Brazil.” In addition to articles on Granito Zucchi and Antolini’s operations, there are several other features on Brazilian stone producers as well as a review of the show, including a Stone Gallery of the many stones that were displayed on the exhibition floor.

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2015 Spring

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we bring you our annual focus on Kitchen & Bath Design. From a beach-inspired bathroom design to a kitchen backsplash made of circular mosaic tile, the following are filled with illustrations of innovative and unique uses of stone and tile.

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