Quality Stone Quarries in Stigler, OK, listened to the requests of the customer working on a project called “The Colony” in Texas to provide the stone that was needed to realize the design. In the end, the stone producer supplied its blend of Hazelnut and Azul stone for the project.
TAB Surfaces places employee safety and health as a priority, as well as being environmentally responsible when quarrying, particularly at its Viscon White quarry sites
October 30, 2020
Apart from being a natural stone processor and a quartz engineered stone manufacturer, TAB Surfaces also prides itself as a successful quarrier — operating at least half a dozen natural stone sites for mainly its own consumption in slabs, tiles and cut-to-size pieces.
At some point, everyone in the stone business has found themselves looking at a beautiful slab in their shop and wondering where it could have come from and how it ended up there. The general areas of the world are easy: Brazil, Italy, China or India supply most of the stone that we work with. The real fun starts when you dig a bit deeper.
A few times a year, we feature quarry articles from various areas of North America – and often Europe and Latin America too. Like most companies I write about, what I always find most interesting is the story behind the ownership or people who work there. When I have the opportunity to visit the site, it’s even better.
Stony Creek granite is one of the oldest granites in the nation. The site operated by Stony Creek Quarry is surrounded by a land trust and owned by the town of Branford. “We have the honor of being an intimate part of the town,” said Tom Cleveland, the company’s director of sustainability.
Two of the bigger stone and tile shows are now concluded, The International Surfaces Show and Coverings, which allows us here at Contemporary Stone & Tile Design to see some of the possible future trends in the industry.
As members of the stone industry, I think we can all agree there is nothing more appealing than the aesthetics and inherent qualities of natural stone. And while many stones come from abroad, we also have numerous quarries here in the U.S. that have supplied material for landmark projects.
Located in the heart of the city of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Brazil — a region rich in the production of ornamental stone — Maq Stone has been among the leading producers of marble, soapstone, granite and quartzite for 16 years.
For this issue of Stone World magazine we talk to Maria Byworth about running a fabrication shop in Australia, we also discuss waterjet technology with Flow International and quarrying operations with several of a leading quarries.
For this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design decorative porcelain and marble tile modernize an outdated living space in New York. We also see how Italian Porcelain tile contributes to a multi-purpose residential building. Finally we feature our Mosaic and decorative tile roundup.