Articles by Michelle Stinnard

Renovation and Restoration: Stone restoration enhances historic roadway

February 1, 2007
The stonework seen along Wacker Drive in Chicago, IL, an historic 1920’s two-level roadway that travels alongside the main branch of the Chicago River, was recently restored for both practical and aesthetic reasons.
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Fabricator Case Study: Expanding capabilities with quality machinery

February 1, 2007
When family-owned-and-operated Qualey Granite & Stone Fabrication, LLC of Maine was initially established in 2003, it solely concentrated on exterior work. Today, production has grown to include interior designs such as countertops and fireplace and shower surrounds.
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Renovation and Restoration: Architecture office adapts a bolder look

February 1, 2007
For the remodeling of its 5,600-square-foot corporate headquarters in Phoenix, AZ, employees of Cawley Architects, Inc. wanted to upgrade the look of its offices by adding elegant stone materials in unique colors, while maintaining a contemporary aesthetic. In the end, the firm went with a striking combination of exotic granite and black slate.
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Fabricator Case Study: Providing a quality end product

January 1, 2007
Palm Beach Marble, which serves as both a flooring contractor and a stone fabricator in South Florida, has grown tremendously since opening in 2003. The company’s 7,500-square-foot building in Riviera Beach, FL, houses a fabrication shop, showroom and slab yard.
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Limestone relief makes campus library a focal point

January 1, 2007
The David L. Rice Library, a new 155,000-square-foot academic facility at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, IN, is more than double the size of the original campus library, and it features a limestone and brick facade.
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Split-faced limestone creates primal space

November 18, 2006
Architect Gary Chandler designed his own residence using Windsor Grey limestone for both interior and exterior features, in order to tie the two spaces together
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Establishing a stone division

November 18, 2006
With over 40 years of experience in residential flooring construction, Leonard's Carpet Service, Inc. now fabricates and installs countertops for the Southern California market
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Landmark expansion relies on natural stone

November 18, 2006
The Headquarters 2 Project for the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC, included extensive use of limestone and granite
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Travertine bathroom design conveys Old World charm

November 18, 2006
By using travertine tiles in a range of geometric shapes, a timeless look was achieved for a residential bathroom design in Scottsdale, AZ
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A signature design in travertine

November 18, 2006
The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History in New Mexico recently underwent an extensive expansion, which included the addition of native and Turkish travertine
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As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

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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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