Kevin M. Padden

Kevin M. Padden has been active in tile and stone for most of his adult life. Since following his father into the tile and stone business in 1978, he was owner of Padden Tile & Stone prior to relocating to Arizona in 1992. His passion for education has led him to be a regularly featured seminar presenter at international trade shows. Training and consulting is a service that is provided by AZ School of Rock. For more information, contact Kevin M. Padden at, by phone at 480.309.9422 or via E-mail.


New thin stone veneer is introduced

By Kevin M. Padden
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Quarried out of the Hartshorne Formation in the Arkansas River Valley, “Slimrock” a new thin stone veneer is being introduced to the marketplace.
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“Green Up” and clean up

By Kevin M. Padden
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I was born in 1955 - the same year that Walt Disney opened this place called “Disneyland” in a very far off place that I knew as the state of California. The mood of the country - and for that matter, the world - had nothing to do with any environmental issues.
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The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

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.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World September 2014 cover

2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

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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Stone Guide

2014 Stone World Stone Guide

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

Stone Industry Education

stone industry educationStone Industry Education is sponsored by Stone World Magazine and Marble Institute of America. The SIE events will help you: strengthen your skills, build your business, and  increase profit in your shop.  Check out to register for upcoming fabricator and installer seminars.


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