Stone Forensics Offers Stone Inspection Training During StonExpo

Stone Forensics will be conducting a Stone Inspector training program in January, 2013, during Stone Expo in Las Vegas. The program is designed to teach the basics of inspecting stone and ceramic tile installations. According to Fred Hueston, who will be conducting the training, “The amount of failures, poor installations … Read more

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MIA Broadens Safety Initiatives with Canadian Outreach

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has announced plans to broaden their outreach in Canada with a comprehensive Canadian-centric safety program. The program looks to leverage the success of the MIA’s safety program in the United States and will include a partnership with Safe at Work Ontario. Safe at Work … Read more

How Stainless Steel Countertops are Fabricated

This video, by Tigpro, is a bit promotional, but it shows the process of creating a stainless steel countertop, which I’ve never seen before. It goes through the selection of material, cutting (shears), bending (press brake), welding of integral stainless steel sink (TIG welding), creation of the wooden substrate (very … Read more

How to Acid Stain a Concrete Sink

This video, produced by Expressions Ltd., shows the process of acid staining a concrete sink from beginning to end. The process produces a ‘mottled’ effect that is actually pretty cool looking. For concrete countertop fabricators this instructional video is worth a watch.

University of San Francisco Case Study: A look at the usage of the Avonite Wet Wall System

In fall of 2011, first-year students selected to live in Phelan Residence Hall were welcomed by a long-awaited change. As the oldest operating hall on campus since 1955, it’s one of the most popular for young student placement, but was also one of the most unlivable. The most anticipated renovation … Read more

Large Granite Repair

This video shows how one company, Rembrandt Countertops, repairs a granite slab. It actually looks like they are joining two pieces of similar granite, but they call it a repair, so it is probably safe to assume this is their repair technique. One thing of note is that this is a black … Read more

Indian Publication to Hold ‘World Stone Congress’

Natural Stonage, a publication based in India, is organizing a “World Stone Congress” in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 29 and 30. The agenda for the event includes discussions on sustainable trends in the natural stone industry; standardization of quality in quarrying and processing; technologies for improving production and efficiency; facilitating … Read more

Utilizing Granite, Quartz and Solid Surface Repair Services

Many countertop owners are surprised to learn that damage to granite, quartz and solid surface countertops can be repaired, often without having to remove and reinstall them. While fabricators are aware that these repairs are possible, the work may require some of their best employees, and it detracts from the … Read more

Silestone Quartz Partners with Poggenpohl

Silestone by Cosentino, producer of quartz surfacing, announces a new partnership with Poggenpohl, a worldwide German kitchen brand, by becoming the exclusive quartz surfacing material on display at all Poggenpohl Corporate showrooms nationwide. To kick-off the partnership, Poggenpohl’s top designers and showroom managers were recently invited to visit the Cosentino … Read more