Samsung Radianz Launches New Coastal Collection Quartz

The line of Radianz natural quartz surfaces by Samsung now includes a new collection of nature-inspired colors. The Coastal Collection features a subtle, random pattern reminiscent of sea foam washed against  a beach. Available by early summer of 2013, the Coastal Collection brings Samsung’s offerings more than 36 colors of Radianz … Read more

Fabricator Profile: Old World Stone – Combining Tenacity and Quality Served this Business Well

Old World Stone, in Huntley, Ill., does a good bit of business in Chicagoland. Much of this has to do with the tenacity and want to do things right posessed by owner, JimVaccaro. Where being entrenched in the builder business in 2008 (to the tune of 95 percent) might have … Read more

MIA Award Nominations Open

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has issued its 2013 Awards Program Call for Entries. The Call for Entries signifies that the MIA is now accepting entries for its various awards. These awards honor and recognize natural stone companies, professionals and architects from around the world. The 2013 MIA Awards … Read more

Rockler to Help Fund Planting of More Than 16,000 Trees for Earth Day

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is continuing its Earth Day partnership with the Hardwood Forestry Fund (HFF) by contributing proceeds to help fund the planting of 16,600 seedlings in two separate tree planting projects for 2013. The first is the Riverdale School Forest located in southwestern Wisconsin and the second is … Read more

ISFA Announces Regional Meetings in Atlanta, New York

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) announced its third “Grass Roots” regional meeting to be held May 9 at Oldcastle Surfaces in Atlanta. This gathering is designed to bring fabricators together to share experiences and make connections. The gathering will feature guest speakers, networking, lunch, vendor exhibits, a tour of the … Read more

Eos Surfaces Adds 2 New GEOS Colors

Eos Surfaces added  two new colors to its GEOS Recycled Glass Surface line. Juneau is a bright, jewel-toned turquoise and Rincon is a mosaic of olive, rust and light blue in a sand-hued base. Equally friendly to the fabricator as it is to the environment, GEOS is NSF, Green Circle … Read more

New EcoTec Solid Surface Uses Soy Urethane Base

EcoTec Solid Surfaces are a unique new surfacing option developed by Tim Cox. The material combines color with the durability of urethane to make a decorative and durable surface material. The material is made of a soy-based urethane and developed with a grant by the United Soy Board. The material … Read more

Laser Products Launches New Saw Laser

The new GS-40 Saw Laser from Laser Products Industries provides a visible laser line for precise cuts. This product eliminates the guess-work by giving the exact location of cuts every time. Primarily designed for bridge saws and CNC equipment, the GS-40 can also be used for band saws and permanently … Read more

Hanwha Launches 6 New Colors of Hanstone Quartz Surfacing

Hanwha Surfaces launched six new colors of  HanStone quartz surfacing – the Momentum Collection. The collection highlights  the contrast between light and dark tones. Auburn Abyss is flecked with copper and has caramel and chocolate undertones. Meteorite is a dark toned with black, taupe and tan veining. Ivory Wave is … Read more

Solid Surface Repair

While solid surface material is not as hard as some of its counterparts (granite, quartz surfacing), one of its selling points  has always been its renewability. Anyone familiar with the material knows that if it is damaged, it can be repaired, usually to where the damaged area cannot be detected … Read more