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.
The Stone Fabrication Workshop is an intensive 1-day seminar that delivers cutting-edge information and practical tips from respected industry experts, Kevin Padden, Keith Graves and Fred Hueston. Attendees will learn
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In this issue of Stone World Magazine, read about the latest innovations in adhesives and chip & stain repair technology, hear about the upcoming StonExpo/Marmomac at the International Surface Event, see October's Stone of the Month and Technology Update, and much more!