Articles by Michelle Stinnard

Renovation and Restoration: Stone restoration enhances historic roadway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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2014 October

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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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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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

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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