Granisa, the Spanish stone producer, based in Porriño – Pontevedra, Spain, has been supplying granite slabs to national and regional distributors in North America for the past two decades. Stone World had the opportunity to talk with Granisa about its North American market.
A growing patient base drove officials to put an expansion plan in place for Brookings Hospital in Brookings, SD. The project consisted of a hospital addition and a new two-story medical office building.
As a fourth-generation family business that has been operating for more than 100 years, Galloy & Van Etten of Chicago, IL, is a shining example of how hard work and high standards are the key to success
My favorite thing to say about us is: ‘We are not the best stone company in Chicago because we are the oldest. We are the oldest, because we are the best,’” said Tom Van Etten, when speaking about his family owned business Galloy & Van Etten, which was started in 1899.
This Stone of the Month is supplied by Tab India of Tamil Nadu, India. The company produces it from its own quarry. Technical details provide a frame of reference only. Because stone is a product of nature, testing to determine specific physical qualities should be repeated for each project.
The “indoor-outdoor living” trend we’ve all been seeing lately is taking the industry by storm. Many homeowners are seeking quality stone products to create comfortable and luxurious outdoor seating and pool areas that are an extension of their home’s interior design.
Design of dimensional stone veneer is a straightforward process when the stone sizes are similar, utilize the same material and are connected to an appropriately framed structural backup. However, if stone panels of different sizes and shapes are part of the architectural vision and the existing backup wall limits the location of anchors, the designer must be creative and meticulous in the cladding design.