Bonstone’s new Ultimate adhesive is the strongest bonding glue available specifically for travertine. It is a Modified Polyurethane Hybrid (MPH) that is ideal for fabrication shops, onsite installation, restoration and repair, and it is suitable for structural and cosmetic applications.
As the saying goes, “It takes a village.” And that is exactly what was needed to erect this 84,000-square-foot cultural facility, which included a total of 4,406 unique stone panels – 2, 3 and 5cm thick — with heights of 18, 24 and 30 inches.
Located in the heart of the business district in downtown Houston, TX, 609 Main is a 50-story Class A office building that is a 1,150,785-square-foot pre-registered LEED Platinum space, connected to a 633,782-square-foot parking garage.
We have quite a stunning piece of stone architecture on the cover of this issue. Not only are the complex angles and shape of the building unique, but the hues and striations of the stone itself are pretty incredible. The structure is the James Museum in St. Petersburg, FL.
Known for its seemingly endless types of granite and stunning exotic material, India is among the leading sources of natural stone. The following showcase highlights several of the most popular varieties offered by a few prominent Indian stone manufacturers.
With exotic stones such as quartzite continuing to grow in popularity among the design community and homeowners alike, stone producers in countries such as Brazil and Peru exhaust efforts to find new varieties of material to satisfy customer demands.
For the second year, MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute organized a delegation to travel to Xiamen, China to attend the international stone exhibition, as well as participate in a study tour of leading Xiamen stone suppliers
A delegation of 41 members of MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute attended the Xiamen Stone Fair, which was held from March 6 to 9, 2017 in Xiamen, China. This was the second year MIA+BSI participated at the exhibition, and participants were eager to experience the trade show, and Chinese culture.
While granite remains a popular choice for many homeowners, fabricators and stone distributors catering to the high-end residential market are finding their customers to be more design savvy and come into their showrooms with a desire for a material that is unique and not a mainstream stone variety.
For this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design decorative porcelain and marble tile modernize an outdated living space in New York.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.