Articles by Arthur Mintie, CSI

Educating your builder/remodeler customers on stone installations

Despite continually reading about the projected downturn in new home starts, the remodeling sector appears to be maintaining its strength. In the floor covering sector, residential remodeling with natural stone has outpaced all other options in terms of annual growth rate for three consecutive years - becoming increasingly more important as distributors, contractors and dealers key in on the much larger profit margins that stone offers.
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Understanding and avoiding efflorescence

We have all seen it. That chalky white powdery residue that is evident on newer brick and block masonry projects. Unfortunately, it can also occur on newer stone installations as well. That chalky white powdery residue is called efflorescence.
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Exterior stone paver applications

Exterior stone paving is unmatched in performance and appearance. Nothing makes a bolder statement and speaks class like a well-installed stone paving application. In order for the installation to be successful, good detailing, design and construction practices should be followed. This type of application requires the experience of tradesmen that are familiar with the nuances of these demanding installations.
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Tips for writing successful installation specifications

By taking advantage of the specification guidelines available in the marketplace, stone users can be confident that the finished stone installation will last for the long term
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Stone World October 2014 cover

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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CSTD Fall 2014 cover

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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