If the crowds in the aisles at Marmomac 2018 are an indicator of the state of the stone industry, it appears things are on the upswing. Throughout the four-day event, the halls on the fairgrounds of VeronaFiere in Verona, Italy, were filled with 68,000 stone industry professionals.
Safety and efficiency have led the way for Cathedral Marble and Granite to continue to expand their innovative equipment. Starting in the mid-90s, Dave Duffy, owner of Cathedral Marble and Granite in Whitestown, IN, started his own stone business in a one-car garage with four other people.
In tune with market demand, Polarstone now produces thin quartz surfacing with improvement in strength and durability
November 15, 2018
Polarstone has been developing a new generation of aesthetics with improved key performance properties and increased design possibilities. For several years the Polarstone product and manufacturing teams have been working on creating a superior quartz surfacing material capable of new application possibilities.
Developed in 2016, the Use Natural Stone campaign has created a significant impression with its website, www.usenaturalstone.org, which is a valuable resource for homeowners, architects, designers, builders and remodelers to learn about the qualities and benefits of natural stone
Nearly three years ago, an idea surfaced among stone industry professionals to create a platform to promote the use and benefits of natural stone above all alternative building materials. The concept soon flourished into a well-driven campaign, which is now recognized worldwide.
Built in 1986, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a cultural landmark in Costa Mesa, CA. Most recently, a stunning fountain constructed of black basalt from China was designed to create a focal attraction at the main entrance to the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
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.
Groves Incorporated has introduce its new Stacking Box. Designed to safely store cutoffs and remnants, the Stacking Box is constructed of heavy gauge square tubular steel with a hot dip galvanized finish for years of service. Up to three units can be stacked to store more items in a small footprint.
Located 65 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., the Virginia Mist granite quarry site was opened in August 1999. The quarry was operated back then by a Canadian company before partnering with the R.E.D. Graniti Group, a large Italian stone producer with quarries throughout the world.
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. The following are some of the many new stones from these regions that are now available.
CASTELLÒN, SPAIN --TheSize, manufacturer of sintered stone brand Neolith, expands its range of premium surfaces with four new color introductions for its 2018 catalogue: Retrostone, Mirage, Krater and Calatorao.
Following rigorous market research and a customer survey of prototypes, the new décors are a direct response to today’s trends for high-end commercial and residential architectural surfacing design. Inspired by past and present, these four color additions are complemented by an expanded range of Neolith products, including two new colors in the NanoTech polished finish – pale-gray Luna and light-brown Bombón and 13 new 20mm thick slabs, bringing the full range to 18.