When the Princes first opened their business in 1988, they focused primarily on solid surface countertops. However, as technology advanced and trends began to evolve, the couple shifted their focus to accommodate the growing sector.
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.
106R Granite Polishing Paste from GranQuartz is a smooth compound that contains high-quality polishing abrasives for granite polishing and re-polishing. Use 106R as the final polishing step after diamond honing for a brilliant factory type polish, or for polish maintenance on a regular basis in commercial areas.106R is easy to use and is chemically inert.
The Filastone Plus enriches the color of polished, honed, textured and tumbled natural stone. It highlights the character of the natural surface, while protecting the surface from dirt, water and oil stains. It also enhances and intensifies the stone’s natural color with a matte finish.
Interior and exterior natural stone surfaces are exposed to food, beverages, weather, moisture, grease, oil, dirt and other harmful stain-causing elements on a regular basis. Sealing these surfaces with Aqua Mix Sealer’s Choice Gold will prevent unsightly stains and permanent damage.
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.
In recent years, sintered stone products such as Dekton by Cosentino are presenting themselves as alternatives to natural stone, and fabricators are having to learn how to cut these materials and make them profitable
July 9, 2018
Tim Culot is among the leading stone fabricators in Belgium and has experienced success with cutting Dekton, although he admits there was a learning curve. During a presentation at Cosentino’s C100 conference, he shared that 40% of all the material he cuts is now the sintered stone material.
With advanced fabrication equipment, primarily from Poseidon Industries, Jaba Pro Stone Corp. of Hollywood, FL, outputs a substantial amount of countertops for residential buildings in Southwest and Southeast Florida
New York-based architect Charles Rabinovitch of Charles Rabinovitch Architects recently completed a renovation of a townhouse on the Eastside of Manhattan. An extensive selection of natural stone was incorporated into the design to make the home luxurious, but practical.
For this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design we focus on the current quartz trends and the use of quartz in a modern farmhouse. Also, learn about how natural stone is used to blend nature and exterior architecture!