Started more than 30 years ago, Barbosa Cabinets, Inc. is a family-run business that prides itself on efficiency and outstanding customer service. From its humble beginnings as a cabinet shop working out of a 2,500-square-foot facility, the company has grown to include a full-scale countertop division, which operates out of a 66,000-square-foot plant in Lathrop, CA.
When it was founded, K & D Counter Tops of Trenton, IL, specialized in the production of laminate countertops. But as time passed, the company evolved to the point that it is now primarily a stone fabrication shop. And despite a slowing economy, K & D Counter Tops has held its ground and has continued growing by diversifying into other segments.
Over the past few years, countertop fabricators across North America have expanded their business into sectors such as tile, sinks, fireplaces and even cabinetry in order to provide a more complete buying experience for their customers.
Braxton-Bragg offers the “4-Corner View” Tavy two-sided Tile Spacer as well as the Tavy Tile Puck, which allows professional tile installers to verify that each intersection is perfectly laid. The Tavy Tile Spacer has a circular design that prevents the spacer from bottoming out into the cement or adhesive, making removal extremely easy.
Informal and functional appear to be two primary components in kitchen design today, and homeowners are also searching for a relaxing, simplistic space for their baths. Many consumers are straying away from sophisticated designs and are leaning towards more minimal looks - but overall, still inspiring.
The new Automatic Stealth SeamerTM by Omni Cubed is a heavy-duty automatic seam setter for joining and leveling seams. The product features 8-inch vacuum cups and eight leveling points, which provide total control along the entire seam to eliminate the unevenness caused by crowned countertops.
Artisan Group premium countertop fabricators have donated several hundred tons of granite and solid surface countertop remnants to Habitat for Humanity ReStore over the past year. With the help of companies such as the fabricator members of the Artisan Group, ReStore accepts donations of new and used building materials, making them available to the public at deeply discounted prices.
Set in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square - one of the most historic tourist districts in America - the Alaska Building, which is now a division of Courtyard by the Marriott Brand, recently went through an interior reconstruction and renovation.