Countertop Commercial that Rocks

Here’s another interesting video we ran across, posted by Premier Countertops of Omaha, Neb. This one, however, isn’t a tips sort of a video, but rather an outright sales pitch. While it doesn’t really educate the viewer on any particular aspect of countertops, other than maybe how not to treat … Read more

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Grenite Receives Food Zone Certification

The Grenite Engineered Stone Series offered by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has received “food zone” certification from NSF International, an independent organization that certifies products for the consumer goods, food and water industries.  Grenite is made from up to 80 percent post-consumer recycled materials. NSF approved the use of Grenite as … Read more

GranQuartz Offers DIAREX ICE Polishing Pads for Engineered Stone

GranQuartz offers DIAREX ICE Polishing Pads designed to polish the surface of engineered stone. They are also suitable for polishing granite and are said to be particularly good at reducing the effect of resin discoloration on light-colored materials. The pads are made with a unique type of resin, have white/light … Read more

Silestone Introduces New Suede Finish

Silestone by Cosentino introduced a new matte finish called Suede, a refined, honed look with a velvety design that sets it apart from traditional high-gloss. It shows little reflection and is currently available in Silestone’s white, gray and black colors, including White Zeus Extreme, Cemento, Black Tao and Vortium, plus … Read more

ISFA Announces Regional Meeting in Anaheim

The Int’l Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) announced that it will be holding a regional “Grass Roots” fabricator meeting at the Cosentino Design Center in Anaheim,Calif., on April 11. The event will feature networking, lunch, vendor exhibits, a tour of the Cosentino facility, door prizes and a discussion of ISFA intitiatives. … Read more

Countertop Industry Forecast Predicts Good Year for Fabricators

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA), which is basically the countertop association, just released its latest issue of Countertops & Architectural Surfaces magazine and it contained a great forecast for the countertop industry for 2013. The forecast, which as far as we know is the only one of its kind … Read more

Interesting Process for Undermounting a Stainless Steel Sink to Laminate

We ran across this video showing an interesting process for undermounting a stainless steel sink to a laminate countertop. It uses a product called Counter-Seal. While we don’t endorse the product, or any products for that matter, it does seem to be a workable process for undermounting a sink to … Read more

Groves Introduces Miter Up 200 Countertop Lamination Clamp

Groves Inc. now offers the Miter Up 200 lamination clamp, designed to help in the fabrication of laminations for miter and rabbet joints on natural and engineered stone. The clamp’s ergonomic design allows fabricators to work with the countertop surface facing up, which eliminates kneeling or bending to observe the … Read more

John Kunz of Kepco+ Named MIA Craftsman of the Year

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has announced that John Kunz of Kepco+ in Salt Lake City, Utah is the 2012 recipient of the MIA Natural Stone Craftsman of the Year Award. Kunz, who has been in the stone business for 34 years, began working as an apprentice stone mason … Read more