Dekton, among other alternative stone materials, continues to grow in popularity for applications such as countertops, flooring and both interior and exterior wall cladding. Being a hard dense product, it is crucial that the appropriate tooling is used during the fabrication process.
Unfortunately, unforeseen external circumstances may surface, which are completely out of their control. When these events materialize, they come through the front door of a business like an out of control freight train. They come in fast and tend to be very disruptive.
ow do you feel when someone tells you what a “fantastic job, you’re awesome, the team appreciates your contribution?” If you are like most people, you would want more of those comments. We all crave feedback about ourselves. Why?
As an architect specifying materials, you consider how surfaces hold up and look their best for years to come, so the next time your client wants to build or remodel, they will think of you as the one to call.
How important is leadership? Time and time again, I’ve seen teams that were once high performing —a generating best-in-class results — fail under new leadership. Same team, yet dramatically different results. Why?
The threat of silica exposure is not a new story. However, these reports are a strong reminder that stone companies must be diligent about reducing the risks to workers. The Natural Stone Institute recommends the following.
The 2020 edition of the Xiamen Stone Fair marks the exhibition’s 20th anniversary, and it is planning a series of special events to celebrate. Show management is requesting past attendees to send in photos of their favorite show memories from previous years. Those that are selected will be used in the show’s anniversary promotions.
Ultra-compact surfaces have been gradually making their way into the market and now are becoming a popular choice for a range of residential and commercial designs. Whether it is being used for cladding or outdoor kitchens, these products have carved a niche out for themselves.
During a demonstration, Ron Hannah of Cadenza Granite and Marble shared his experiences with cutting porcelain slabs and discussed points of consideration that should be taken before fabricators take that next step
Each year, it seems design trends for both residential and commercial projects continue to evolve. While the beauty of natural stone is always an allure, over time, competitive materials continue to surface – providing more options for architects, designers and homeowners.
Why is it important to use the original granite when remodeling or adding to old structures? Why is it important to use granite when building new structures? There is one answer to these great questions, and it can be divided into three levels: practicality, history and tradition.