Stone in Architecture

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

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Local limestone ties together on Spanish-style Texas ranch

A Spanish-style ranch located deep within the heart of Texas Hill Country was built utilizing a combination of limestone, steel, wood and glass to blend in with the surrounding landscape and provide the owners with a relaxing getaway
When a retired couple from out-of-state was looking to build a second home in South Texas, they were drawn to a 350-acre piece of property which borders the Guadalupe River and is located in the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country.


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Texas limestone used to make home

Mostly built of Palomino Granbury limestone, a private residence in Blanco, TX, complements its vast Texas property
Set in Blanco, TX, is a 4,350-square-foot, L-shaped residence, built for a couple that wanted their dream retirement home.


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"Parade of Homes" features Tennessee fieldstone

For a private residence in Knoxville, TN, which was highlighted in an October “Parade of Homes,” BMJ Stone supplied its “Stonewood Mountain” fieldstone for the home’s exterior facade and interior fireplaces
Brian, Mike and John Rector first began pulling fieldstone out of the woods and hills of Tennessee with their father over 25 years ago.


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Granite used to enhance JFK Space Center

As part of a 10-year plan to update and modernize the John F. Kennedy Space Center, a 75-foot-long, 5,000-gallon fountain was constructed as a focal point of the Visitor Complex
The John F. Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, FL, was originally built to launch the Saturn V, to date the only launch vehicle to transport human beings beyond low Earth orbit, for the Apollo manned moon landing program.


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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.

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2015 March

As part of the SW March 2015 issue, check out a feature article by editor Jennifer Adams about the 2015 StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas trade show

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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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