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Selling craftsmanship, not just one

In the 20 years that I have been covering the stone industry — in good times, bad (really bad) times, and everything in between — I have learned one irrefutable fact.


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Custom craftsmanship

Lavorazione Marmi of Sicily, Italy, demonstrates the art of stonework in its array of custom and cut-to-size pieces


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MIA 2012 Pinnacle Awards & Grande Pinnacle Awards Deadline extended

Join natural stone professional from around the world in entering the 2012 Pinnacle Awards competition sponsored by the Marble Institute of America (MIA).


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Replicating historic tile work

A major restoration of Chicago’s century-old Monroe Building resulted in Rookwood Pottery Co. recreating the look of the landmark’s original ceramic tile floors and walls


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Do fabrication shop owners still have skills?

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) MegaWorkshop in the St. Louis suburb of Collinsville, IL.


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SPEX II

Blanco, a German manufacturer of innovative and award-winning sinks and faucets, recently announced the launch of SPEX II - a collection that offers classic styling and fine craftsmanship at a price that bridges the gap between desirability and attainability, reports the company.
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Assessing the state of the stone industry

In this forum, members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance offer their candid views on how the stone industry is slowly recovering from a lingering recession.
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Check out the January 2015 issue of Stone World, which features its annual Stone World Fabricator Market Forecast

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2015 Winter

This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design features the Tile of Spain design awards. Also highlighted in this edition is the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition — sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission

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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

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