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A joint venture in tile

GrizForm Design Architects joined forces with restaurateur Mark Kuller to create Doi Moi, a new restaurant and lounge in Washington, DC, which features an assortment of porcelain tile
By Sara Garafalo
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Last year, award-winning firm GrizForm Design Architects partnered with restaurateur Mark Kuller to create Doi Moi


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Las Vegas-style casino requires a high-quality tile installation system

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With over 110,000 square feet of tiled surfaces, the Wind Creek Casino in Wetumpka, AL, relied on installation products from Custom Building Products to meet the demand of its high-traffic environment


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Retail space requires high-quality installation system

The recent transformation from the SuperMall to The Outlet Collection: Seattle in Auburn, WA, relied on an installation system from Ardex Americas to meet the demands of the high-end fast-tracked project
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SuperMall, a hybrid mall located in Auburn, WA, was to be transformed into a premium outlet center known as The Outlet Collection: Seattle.


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Tile installation meets demands of a busy environment

Faced with a tight timeframe and active jobsite, the installation team for the renovation at the Glendale Galleria Mall turned to a complete Laticrete system for a successful end result
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There are always challenges to renovating existing tile structures, but when the project is also constricted by a small window of opportunity, being able to source high-performing building materials from a single supplier can be critical.


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Porcelain tile transform university dorm into community center

By Heather Fiore
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A variety of cost-effective tile was selected for Mitchell and Hilarie Morgan Hall at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, which adds visual interest to the space and contributes to its green properties


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White quartz reflects school spirit

White Zeus Extreme by Cosentino was chosen for interior applications of the newly renovated Lowell-Stevens Football Facility at Arizona University because it was a school color and to maintain a clean contemporary aesthetic throughout the design
By Jennifer Adams
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Arizona University football players kicked off the 2013 season in a newly renovated state-of-the-art stadium, which added approximately 575 premium seats for fans.


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Broadway gets a stone map

Creative Edge MasterShop of Fairfield, IA, lent a hand in creating a Times Square monument out of granite and stainless steel
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As part of the City's $55 million renovation, the minimalist design by Norwegian architectural design firm Snohetta is grounding the neon fairyland of Times Square in granite and stainless steel.


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Walgreen’s flagship store goes “up market”

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A successful restoration of an historic bank building in Chicago, IL, which has now become Walgreen’s flagship store, was achieved with an assortment of quality tile products and Mapei setting materials


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Handcrafted marble defines California restaurant

Latapoxy 310 Stone Adhesive was an ideal choice to adhere heavy stone items to the walls of the Amaya La Jolla restaurant in La Jolla, CA — making for a successful installation
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The ambiance of any high-end restaurant is an extremely important item for restaurateurs to consider.


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Innovative cladding system bolsters campus theater

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Designed by the renowned architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, the new theater facility at DePaul University in Chicago, IL, was clad in stone using a specialized cladding system – selected in coordination with Architect of Record, CannonDesign — that allows for an efficient and quick installation


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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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2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Fall 2014 cover

2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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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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