Cosmic Stone & Tile Distributors announced the April 12 Grand Opening of 10,000 additional square feet of facilities at 502 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901; Phone: 732-937-5400; Fax: 732-937-6969. The facility is located in the light industrial section of New Brunswick.

Cosmic has been in business for nearly 20 years in distribution of natural stones such as granite, marble, onyx and other materials. In addition, Cosmic added engineered stones (Silestone) and glass slabs. A new slab gallery has been added with exotic stones for high-end designers/architects. This gallery is described as one-of-a-kind, and it attracts homeowners as well as fabricators and high-end interior decorators. The new showroom is being built to showcase the latest high-end tiles, and it is considered to be a “showpiece” for the City of New Brunswick.

Brazilian stone producer, Itapoama, recently purchased three multi-wire blocking-cutting saws from Bideseimpianti, marking a major upgrade in its production plant. For more information, visit

Mapei Group has recently completed the acquisition of all activities regarding adhesives and products for the building industry carried out by Henkel in South Korea under the Ceresit and Thomsit trademarks. The acquisition has been made through a new company, Mapei Korea, that now has head offices in Seoul and a production facility in Chungcheongbuk-do, 100 Km from Seoul, the 58th plant of Mapei Group.

EcoSpec Tile recently outlined its mission and vision to promote its environmentally friendly products with an eye on increasing awareness among customers, employees, the government and community. The product’s composition is 50% pre-consumer waste/20% post-consumer waste/30% new material, with recycled contents obtained in the Southern California area. Mosaics and field tile are available from 2 x 2 up to 12 x 12 inches, along with brick sizes from 1 x 8 to 4 x 8 inches. Matte, gloss, crackle and hand-painted tiles are available. For more information, visit

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