Tips for Spraying GFRC Face Coat on Concrete Countertops

Here is a video we came across with some good tips for spraying a glass-fiber reinforced concrete face coat on concrete countertops. Unfortunately the author, “nvconcretedesignnsd,” doesn’t give us much information about himself, but he does offer some good insight into the process. Those working with GFRC in countertop applications … Read more

KBIS, IBS to Co-locate in 2014, Tie-in with StonExpo/Surfaces in 2015

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) announced an agreement to co-locate the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas beginning in February 2014. In 2015, they will also tie-in with the StonExpo/Surfaces show. … Read more

Profile: United Marble Fabricators Knows Its Clientele, Where to Look, and How to Please Them

United Marble Fabricators (UMF) focuses on custom stone and tile work for high-end homes in the Boston area, and works to get involved with architects and design firms early in the process. Its typical customers are professionals that may not have much time, but know what they want and count … Read more

ISFA, IWF Announce Expanded Countertops Partnership

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) and the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) announced the formation of a partnership geared toward increasing the focus on the countertop industry for the 2014 IWF show. The partnership includes an agreement in which ISFA will work with IWF to develop a full countertop educational … Read more

New Granite Cutting Blades Available From GranQuartz

GranQuartz now offers a new line of granite cutting blades called Legend Turbo Blades. They are designed to offer a clean, chip-free cut via premium diamonds, a specially designed bond matrix and narrow cutting flutes. According to the company, the blades are among the fastest, most aggressive granite cutting blades on the … Read more

Cambria Adds 2 Colors to Quartz Surfacing Line

Cambria launched two new quartz surfacing designs  – Berkeley and Rosslyn. They fall in the company’s “Waterstone” and “Jewel” collections. The Waterstone Collection is modeled after granite and marble; the Jewel Collection have designs with crystals within the surface to reflect light and create an iridescent, jeweled surface. Berkeley features hints … Read more

MIA Hires New Education Manager

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) announced the hiring of Aaron Dahnke to fill the vacated role of Education Manager. Aaron joins the MIA after 9 years of non-profit management experience, most recently serving as Education and Partnerships Manager at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in Washington, D.C. Dahnke fills … Read more

Global Offers Solid Surface Preheating Oven

Global offers the GET-S convection oven for preheating solid surface material.  The material to be preheated is placed onto a manually operated, roller-mounted tray. The oven is equipped with top and bottom heating elements and powerful fans to help insure fast heat distribution and uniform heating. It comes standard with an … Read more

Vicostone Offers New Quartz Surfacing Color

Vicostone added a new color, Bianco Romano, to its line of ‘Natural Look Stone’ quartz surfacing. It has grey and tan veining on a white surface, and is dotted with burgundy garnets. The new color is an addition to the Vicostone’s Romance Series, which also includes Alaska White, Botticino Classic, … Read more

Modono Glass Launches New Sink Line

Modono Glass has a new collection of “Modono” glass sinks. Using a proprietary dichroic (color changing) thin-film coating process to create distinctive colors and shades, the new sinks are vibrant and come in several shapes. They can be installed as vessels, 3/4 recessed or as undermounts.