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Stone World Blog

Based on the Stone World editorial staff's extensive travels in the field and continuous dialogue with industry principals,Industry Insight offers an in-depth look at various stone industry issues and solutions.

Topic Feeds

Product Reviews

A roundup of the latest stone and tile collections as well as installation and maintenance products.

Interior Design

Residential and commercial projects illustrating the use of stone and tile products for interior applications.

Kitchen & Bath

A range of unique kitchen and bath designs utilizing stone and tile.

Exterior Architecture

The use of stone and tile for patios, paving, pool surrounds and exterior facades.

Hospitality/Commercial Design

Innovative uses for stone and tile for floors, walls, reception desks, bar tops and other elements.

Mosaics & Decorative Tile

A roundup of the newest introductions; applications using mosaics and decorative tile.

Trade Show Reviews

Product introductions from industry and design events around the world.

Architect/Designer Interviews

Q&A discussions with some of the leading architects/designers that use stone and tile in design.

From the Editor

Insight about products and topics being covered in the issue and relevant topics.

Notes from the Field

Observations made while on the road at trade exhibitions and other industry events.


Industry announcements, including new hires, showroom openings, product introductions, industry events.

Green Design

Green Design takes a look at the newest eco-friendly stone and tile products and the innovative ways they are being applied to today's designs.

Latest News

Check out the latest news affecting the stone industry.

Fabricator Case Studies

Reports on stone fabrication shops and their equipment, methods, production rates and markets.




New introductions in marble, granite and other stones. Stone installation and maintenance products.

Product of the Month

Product of the Month

Fabricator How-to

Instructional features on how to address specific aspects of stone processing and installation.

Large-Scale Production

This section targets large scale stoneworking plants, and quarrying sites.

Processing Plants

Large-scale stoneworking plants for creating stone slabs, tiles and cut-to-size work

Quarrying Sites

Stone extraction sites around the world, including methods, volume and equipment.


Equipment - Saws, CNC technology, edgers, handling, water treatment, templating and more.


Saws, CNC technology, edgers, handling, water treatment, templating and more.


Diamond blades, cupwheels, polishing pads, bits and other consumables.

Stone in Architecture

This section targets residential and commercial projects, as well as the renovation/restoration of buildings and homes.


Kitchen countertops, vanities, flooring, stone veneer, furnishings.


Large-scale flooring, cladding, countertops, paving.


Stone cleaning and repair; building expansion and re-use.

Trade Show Coverage

Stone industry event previews and reviews. Product introductions.

International Coverage

Reports from the world's major stoneworking nations, focusing on materials and producers.

Stone Column

Monthly commentary on industry issues and trends.

Industry Insights

Candid observations on activity within the stone industry.



Image Galleries

November 2013 Stone Products Gallery

Take a look at some of the latest stone industry products.


Stone World Magazine

April 2014 stone world cover

2014 April

In this month's issue of Stone World, check out an extensive preview of Coverings 2014, which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in April. Also learn more about various types of limestone that were used to build private residences.

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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine


2014 Spring

This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design includes our annual focus on Kitchen and Bath design

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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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Italian Trade Commission Coverings exhibitor preview

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The Italian Trade Commission is presenting a large group of the most innovative and internationally renowned Italian suppliers of dimensional natural stones. We hope your busy schedule will allow you to join us for a “genuine” espresso in booth N. 4045 and explore the exciting Italian natural stone resources offered by our exhibitors. Check out Italian stone producers exhibiting at Coverings 2014 here!


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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