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ARTICLES

Stone-specific seminars at Coverings 2014

April 1, 2014
Coverings 2014 will offer 70-plus educational seminars, with a fifth day added to the program this year.


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The Italian Trade Commission pavilion at Coverings

April 1, 2014
At this year’s Coverings show, which will be held from April 29 to May 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, the Italian Trade Commission (ITC) is presenting a large group of the most innovative and internationally renowned Italian suppliers of dimensional natural stones.


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Coverings Installation Design Showcase celebrates leading stone and tile installations and design talent

April 1, 2014
Attendees of Coverings will see firsthand the visions of four Las Vegas-area design teams come to life during the show’s Installation Design Showcase (IDS).


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Coverings celebrates its Silver Anniversary in Las Vegas

After 25 years, Coverings remains one of the largest and most popular international tile and stone exhibitions—drawing in almost 1,000 exhibitors annually
April 1, 2014
What better way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Coverings — the U.S. international tile and stone exhibition — than in Las Vegas.


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Hanley Wood Exhibitions releases results of recycling initiative at 2014 International Surface Event

March 26, 2014
Hanley Wood Exhibitions has announced the results of its recycling initiative at The International Surface Event (TISE), which was held from January 27 to 30, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.


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Coverings Installation Design Showcase celebrates leading installation and design talent

In its fifth year, the live-action demonstration and exhibit will pair representatives from regional design organizations with industry-leading tile and stone manufacturers
March 5, 2014
Attendees of Coverings, North America's largest tile and stone exposition and conference, will see firsthand the visions of four Las Vegas-area design teams come to life during the show's Installation Design Showcase (IDS).


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StonExpo 2014/Marmomacc Americas: Fabricator Forum

March 3, 2014
The latest Fabricator Forum, held at StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, covered a broad range of topics — including slab showers, staffing an operation, tracking production, setting customer expectations, commercial work and more


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Jon Lancto is Named Stone World Fabricator of the Year

March 3, 2014
The Nominating Committee for Stone World magazine has named Jon Lancto of Surface Products in Cornelius, NC, as Fabricator of the Year.


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Positive showing for StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas

March 3, 2014
A broad range of product types could be found alongside the stone-related offerings at StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, which is now taking place in conjunction with TileExpo and Surfaces in a venture entitled The International Surface Event


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Coverings 2014 kicks off Tile + Stone Photo Sweepstakes

February 10, 2014
Coverings 2014, an international tile and stone exposition, has launched an online photography contest to honor the inspiring tile and stone installations, artwork, buildings and structures found around us everyday.


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IMAGE GALLERIES

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.

2013 Coverings Installation & Design Awards

Fifteen outstanding stone and tile projects from across the country and around the world were recognized in the second annual Coverings Installation & Design Awards in Atlanta, GA. The CID Awards celebrate creativity and technical know-how in the use of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects.

Projects were judged and awarded separately on technical installation and design. One Grand Prize winner for both design and installation in each category (residential and commercial) was chosen.

The grand prize in the residential category was awarded to Phoenix-based installer Alpentile and designer Wendy Lesueur of Mesa, AZ, for a pool and deck in Scottsdale, AZ. The top commercial honors went to installer KEPCO+ of Salt Lake City, UT, and designer Ross Nadeau of SWA Group in San Francisco, CA, for a massive water feature at City Creek Center, a mall in Salt Lake City. Each of the top honorees won a $1,000 cash grand prize.

Nadeau and KEPCO+ earned the commercial grand prize with the stunning recreation of City Creek, a natural spring-fed stream that was moved underground a century ago to prevent flooding as Salt Lake City grew. The new above-ground, man-made creek bed, which runs through the City Creek Center mall, stretches over 12,000 feet and cascades over three waterfalls, the tallest of which is 18 feet high. Painstaking attention to detail was required for this immense project, as well as careful work to maintain the integrity of the waterproofing system.

Surfaces 2013 preview

Surfaces 2013 -- to be held in conjunction with StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas -- is slated for January 29 to 31 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The show, which also includes an extensive educational program that will be held from January 28 to 31, provides a place for thousands of floor covering retailers, distributors, installers, architects, designers and builders from around the world to gather and view the latest products, get vital education, network with other floor covering professionals and conduct business.

Products at Coverings 2012

For years, Coverings has served as a forum for suppliers of stone and technology to introduce their latest products to the marketplace, and this year’s event was no exception. The event, was held from April 17 to 20 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Coverings 2011 in Pictures

Once again, Coverings served as a platform for exhibitors to showcase the very latest in natural stone and quartz surfacing options. The event made a shift to Las Vegas, NV, this year after alternating between Orlando, FL, and Chicago for the past few years. The following is just a sample of the many materials that were on display in Las Vegas.

EVENTS

Coverings 2014

4/29/14
Atlanta, GA
United States
Contact: Coverings/National Trade Productions (866) 285-3691
Only Coverings gives you the sources, contacts, products and education you need to enhance your business edge.

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American Institute of Architects National Convention and Design Expo

6/26/14
Stone and Tile Pavilion
Chicago, IL
United States
The AIA Expo is a lively showcase of the products, materials, technologies, and services you need, introduced and demonstrated by the people you need to know.

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The International Surface Event East

10/19/14
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, FL
United States
The newest flooring, stone and tile show on the East Coast – The International Surface Event East. Together, SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and TileExpo will feature four impressive days of the newest products, hands-on demos, inspiring trends, key manufacturers, industry suppliers, along with unmatched education and networking. Elevate your business, your profits, your future.

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Total Solutions Plus

10/25/14
San Antonio, TX
United States
Contact: (601) 939-2071
Total Solutions Plus integrates each association's meeting into a single, industry-wide event, providing educational sessions tailored to meet the needs of distributors, contractors and manufacturers, unparalleled networking opportunities, and table top exhibits!

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November 2013 Stone Products Gallery

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

THE MAGAZINE

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

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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 stoneindustryeducation.com to register for upcoming fabricator and installer seminars.

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