Polycor Offers New KarmaStone

Polycor introduced its new KarmaStone surfacing material collection. The product is a line of concrete slabs made with recycled natural stone to the tune of 70 percent of its content. It comes in three colors: Basaltic Black (pictured here); Soho Grey; and Dove White. All colors are available in 9-ft. … Read more

DuPont Introduces New Corian Solid Surface, Zodiaq Quartz Colors

DuPont introduced nine new colors of solid surface and three new colors of quartz surfacing as 2013 additions to the product lines. The new Corian colors are: Whipped Cream, with light sliver micas accenting rich and creamy veining; Seafoam, with frosted, frothy textures accenting tonal veining and natural white color; … Read more

Tile Backsplash Ideas for Showrooms

It’s not always possible to sell every customer on that full height granite or coved solid surface backsplash, no matter how hard one might try, which often makes tile the go-to product. And for tile countertops, a tile backsplash is only natural. Many types of tile also make a great … Read more

MIA Pinnacle Awards Announced

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) announced the winners of the 2012 Pinnacle award winners. The awards recognize excellence in commercial, residential, sustainability and renovation/restoration of natural stone projects worldwide. Projects selected as winners must demonstrate exceptional beauty, creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship in the use of granite, marble, travertine, limestone … Read more

Vetrazzo Introduces 3 New Colors

Vetrazzo introduced three new colors of its concrete-based, recycled-particulate surfacing material. The colors are: Umbo White, which mixes particulate from soda and beer bottles with oyster shells, pieces of jars and crushed marble; Bretagne Blue, which is an azure-tinted color that includes pies of oyster shells, crushed marble and architectural … Read more

Steps to Sustainability from Upper Management to the Bottom Line

by Steve Richerson Several big companies, such as GE, IBM and Walmart, and many smaller companies, including Tenant, Centiva and Stonyfield Yogurt, have recently locked their GPS coordinates on a really intriguing destination: market profitability through ecological sustainability. And fabricators can also benefit from taking this route. Ecological sustainability refers … Read more

ISFA Announces Upcoming Networking Event in Tampa

The Int’l Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) announced that it will be holding a regional “Grass Roots” fabricator meeting at Dixieply in Tampa, Fla., on March 21. The event will feature guest expert Keith Haight, specialist in shop optimization, networking, lunch, vendor exhibits, a tour of the Dixieply facility, door prizes … Read more

New FOCUS CNC Saw Available from Park Industries

Park Industries’ new FOCUS is a fully digital CNC Saw that is designed for easy programming via the company’s exclusive Quick Cut programming. The fully programmable miter feature allows fabricators to cut mitered angles with a click of the mouse. Whether straight or miter cuts, it has full table coverage. … Read more

Omni Cubed Offers No-Spin Backer Pad

Omni Cubed’s new No-Spin Backer Pad is designed to provide¬†faster results and less damage to surrounding vertical surfaces during polishing or refinishing. It has a rigid aluminum Velcro backer, with the addition of a free-floating disc on top. A protective rubber bumper surrounds the disc so when it is pushed … Read more

Cosentino Extends Transferrable Warranty for Silestone to 15 Years

Cosentino, maker of Silestone quartz surfacing, has extended the owner-transferrable warranty for the Silestone product to 15 years. The warranty extension also applies to its line of Integrity sinks. The products must be purchased from an authorized dealer or installer and permanently installed in a single-family residence for the warranty … Read more