The Durcon Company of Canton, MI, an industry leader in laboratory work surfaces, is rapidly becoming a major fabricator of kitchen countertops with quartz surfacing. The company credits its success in this endeavor to an aggressive growth plan and a dedicated team using state-of-the-art processing equipment.
In this Online Stone Fabricators Forum - conducted at www.StoneAdvice.com - stoneworking professionals from around the country discuss their methods for installing sinks in conjunction with stone countertops
In this Online Stone Fabricators Forum - conducted at www.stoneadvice.com - stoneworking professionals from around the country discussed their methods for templating and dealing with jobsite issues when installing stone countertops
We have all seen it. That chalky white powdery residue that is evident on newer brick and block masonry projects. Unfortunately, it can also occur on newer stone installations as well. That chalky white powdery residue is called efflorescence.
Exterior stone paving is unmatched in performance and appearance. Nothing makes a bolder statement and speaks class like a well-installed stone paving application. In order for the installation to be successful, good detailing, design and construction practices should be followed. This type of application requires the experience of tradesmen that are familiar with the nuances of these demanding installations.
Large-format natural stone tile is in demand for a variety of reasons. Designers like the aesthetically pleasing, open look it gives floors and walls in residential and commercial applications. Consumers like the natural beauty of a large stone expanse and appreciate the easier maintenance resulting from fewer grouted joints. But large-format tile also has its installation challenges. Working with large-format stone requires tighter tolerances in the substrate. In addition, its weight makes it harder to handle in both floor and wall applications.
Building selection is critical for operation of a successful stone fabrication facility. The wrong building can cause production delays, not to mention major expense if the proper requirements are not in place in a particular building. The following is a breakdown of the key components of a good building for your stone shop.
In this issue of Stone World Magazine, read about the upcoming TISE show, we provide solutions for protecting and maintaining natural stone, see the results of Stone World’s annual Purchasing Plan Survey, and much more!