Business was going great for Sharon until the night of February 17, 2004. “I went to bed that night only to be awoken by a huge explosion,” said Re. “In a heartbeat, my entire shop, the trucks, forklifts, the office, etc. — everything was gone in one second.
While walking through the bustling exhibit hall at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, during The International Surface Event (TISE), it was evident business is picking up for members of the stone industry.
With a new management team revved up to unleash fresh concepts and experiences to attendees, this year’s edition of Coverings is anticipated to exude positivity when it returns to Orlando, FL, in April
March 1, 2017
The 2017 edition of Coverings, the annual international trade fair and expo dedicated exclusively to showcasing the newest in ceramic tile and natural stone, heads back to Orlando, FL, this spring with a fresh image and under new management.
Computer-driven waterjet technology resulted in the seamless joining of over 1,000 natural stone pieces to form Utah's state seal
March 1, 2017
An extensive group of engineers, consultants and other specialists were assembled to address the complex renovation/restoration needs of the historic Utah State Capitol. The project included very specific base isolation and seismic upgrade to the overall building, including the dome and rotunda.
Two students from the Istituto Paolo Brenzoni Arte del Marmo, a technical school for the Italian stone trade in Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella, Italy, spent three weeks experiencing several stone fabrication shops in the U.S., as well as American culture
The program comprised two students from the school visiting three various SFA host companies — each visit lasting a full week, consisting of various time spent in and around the fabrication shop and city.
It’s been a busy first quarter and start to 2017. Showing no signs of a holiday hangover, the stone industry charged out of the gate in January with a tremendous showing at The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas, NV.
This Stone of the Month is supplied by Maqstone of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Brazil. Technical details provide a frame of reference only. Because stone is a product of nature, testing to determine specific physical qualities should be repeated for each project.
Moving material using the traditional two-man team has long been one of the stone industry’s leading causes of injury and even a possible loss of life. Up until recently, there were no other safe mobile alternatives available.
Specifically designed for handling stone slabs, Wood’s Powr-Grip’s MT Series Stone Lifters feature a 90-degree (manual) tilt using an above-center pivot that enables slabs to hang upright when lifted from storage or display racks and tilt to flat when lowered to bridge saws or work tables.
Custom Building Products, a provider of flooring preparation products and tile and stone installation systems, recently strengthened its line of award-winning Aqua Mix tile and stone care products with a focus on grout haze prevention and removal.
Once again a contingency of fabricators came together during The International Surface Event, which was held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from January 18 to 20, 2017, to participate in a Fabricator Forum.
In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design magazine, we present a Cersaie 2016 product showcase, some tips and tricks for renovating and updating, we sit down with the interior designer for REDCOM Design & Construction, Sophie Lubin, and much more!