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

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Designing with the landscape in mind

I recently had the opportunity to visit Manitoga, which was the estate and modernist home of industrial designer Russel Wright.


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Italian tile reflects Southern California lifestyle

A private residence in the affluent neighborhood of Hancock Park in Los Angeles, CA, utilized a variety of industrial-looking porcelain tile to create a minimalistic design
Located in Hancock Park, a historic and affluent neighborhood in Los Angeles, CA, is a private, 4,000-square-foot open-plan home referred to as “355 Mansfield."


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The growing popularity of “Thin Porcelain Tile”

Now that industry professionals have coined a term for thin porcelain tile products, developing the appropriate product standards is next on the list
At the beginning of this year, professionals in the tile industry were searching for a suitable name for the new type of ultra-thin, large-format porcelain tile.


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Product Trends

The following is just a sampling of some of the latest tile and stone introductions.


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From the Editor: Fall 2014

The tile industry continues to evolve, and one thing in particular that is noticeable is tile sizes are getting larger and thicknesses are getting thinner.


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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
Last year, award-winning firm GrizForm Design Architects partnered with restaurateur Mark Kuller to create Doi Moi


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Reviving a historic courthouse

An extensive renovation of the 1910 Harris County Courthouse in Houston, TX, involved restoring and replacing the stonework and tile throughout the building’s interior design
In 1836, when brothers Augustus C. and John K. Allen founded the city of Houston, TX, in Harris County, then known as Harrisburg County, they set aside a large plot of land to house the city’s courthouse.


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A source of premium white marble

Recently, I went to Marble, CO, to visit the Colorado Yule quarry.


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Daltile and Mohawk Group unveil first West Coast Design Studio

Daltile, an industry-leading brand of ceramic, porcelain, glass, metal and natural stone tile products, and Mohawk Group, a world-leading producer and distributor of quality commercial flooring, have opened a design studio in San Francisco, CA


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An interactive work space

Recently, I was invited to San Francisco to visit a new design studio for Daltile and Mohawk Group.


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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.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World October 2014 cover

2014 October

Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

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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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2014 Stone World Stone Guide

The directory for Stone, Equipment and Supplies - the single information resource readers turn to.

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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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