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.

ARTICLES

The continuing evolution of quartz surfacing

With new colors and textures being introduced on a continual basis, quartz surfacing has become a popular option for many design styles
March 29, 2013
Over the past decade, the use of quartz surfacing — especially for countertops — has been on the rise.


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Celebrating North American heritage

January 8, 2013
A recent renovation of the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis incorporated as many local materials as possible — including a range of granite quarried and processed in North America


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"Limestone" by Crossville

November 20, 2012
Crossville, Inc. has announced the introduction of "Limestone," a new porcelain tile collection that captures the appearance of the natural stone from which it borrows its name.


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2012 Coverings PROJECT: Green Awards

July 5, 2012
This year at Coverings, the annual U.S. tile and stone exhibition, three winners of the PROJECT: Green Awards were chosen.


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Irish Rail project is an environmental first

April 2, 2012
Clad in natural stone, the Train Drivers Facility Building for Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) in Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland, is the first certified ultra-low energy building ever developed for a railway company in the world


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Building a new campus landmark with regional stone

April 2, 2012
Wissahickon Schist and Vermont slate are among the regional materials used in the design of the David L. Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, PA


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Green Product Focus

April 2, 2012
A total of 4,300 square feet of white and gray tile from the Monolith Collection by Marazzi Architectural – supplied through Great Lakes Distribution of Madison, WI — was used to create a ventilated wall system for the exterior of the First Bank & Trust in Skokie, IL.


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Tile of Spain celebrates sustainable design

November 8, 2011
With the intention of promoting sustainability and green design -- particularly as it pertains to ceramic tile -- Tile of Spain hosted "Material Matters -- Sustaining the Urban Environment with Natural Material" on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at The Times Center  in New York City.


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Sustainable tile by EcoSpec Tile

November 8, 2011
EcoSpec Tile has been started by a group consisting of experienced/time-tested tile professionals. 


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Project: Green 2012 call for entries

October 17, 2011
Coverings has announced a call for entries for its Project: Green contest, which is sponsored by ED+C Magazine -- a BNP Media publication and sister magazine toStone World and Contemporary Stone & Tile Design magazines. 


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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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