Articles by Michelle Stinnard

Fabricator Case Study: Succeeding with a CNC workhorse

What started out as a hobby for Bob Opsal eventually led to his current career as a stone fabricator and owner of Ancient Stone located in Brentwood in Northern California. Utilizing a CNC machine, the company averages eight kitchens a week, and handles all aspects of natural stone fabrication, including flooring, countertops and full shower enclosures.
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Institutional Architecture: Historic campus is linked with stone

The Fletcher Allen Health Care Center in Burlington, VT, encompasses a total of 950,000 square feet, and includes new construction as well as older, renovated buildings that date back to the 1800s. The idea behind the venture - dubbed the Renaissance Project - was to build a new Ambulatory Care Center and joint Education and Conference Center with the University of Vermont to bring together patient care, education and research. The long panoramic views of the Green Mountains, Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains provided an opportunity to establish a strong visual relationship with the natural environment, and natural stone serves as a common thread for both new construction and renovations efforts.
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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 May

In this month's issue of Stone World Magazine, read about the MIA/Stone World Dallas Stone Summit, the Xiamen Stone Fair and the 2014 Pinnacle Award Winners

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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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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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2014 Stone World Stone Guide

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