A Busy Year for the Countertop Industry

Guest Blog by Chuck Sawyer of ISFA This year has not only been busy and full of exciting changes for the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) but also for the entire countertop industry. Partnerships and alliances are expanding within the industry and among closely associated industries, such as woodworking. Opportunities … Read more

It May be Time to Link Up your Countertop Company with LinkedIn

By Jean Kelley Mention the phrase social media and most people automatically think of Facebook and Twitter. However, if you have any dealings in the corporate world – whether you’re an owner, CEO, salesperson, manager  or anything in between – you’ll want to take a closer look at LinkedIn. You … Read more

Granite Countertops Gone Bad – Very Bad

We have all seen the cheap granite countertop signs along the roadside and have heard about poor workmanship, but this video shows granite at its worst. After seeing this video, it is very hard to believe that a customer would find this acceptable, and even more difficult to believe that … Read more

Coverings 2014 Seeks Conference Speakers, Presenters

Coverings 2014, the international tile and stone exposition, has issued a “Call for Speakers and Presentations” in search of conference speakers and professional development seminar leaders. Approaching its 25th year, Coverings will be held April 29 to May 2, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Known for its comprehensive speaking … Read more

Balaji Marbles Offers Indian Marble and Granite

Balaji Marbles, in India, offers a variety of marbles and granites and specializes in exotic Serpentine and Forest Green marble. The company also offers slate and sandstone in a variety colors and patterns. The company also assists with developing customized new products using natural stones, developing customized packing and providing … Read more

Blanco Celebrates 25 Years in United States

BLANCO, German producer of kitchen sinks and faucets, celebrates its 25-year anniversary in the United States. It was founded in Germany in 1925, and for three generations has quietly and passionately elevated the standards for luxury sinks, faucets and decorative accessories. When the company opened its doors in the United … Read more

Elkay Develops Slim Rim Sink Line

Elkay has developed a line of stainless steel Slim Rim sinks that are made to eliminate places where bacteria and grime build-up . Featuring an ultra-thin, flat counter rim, the new sinks nearly eliminate the barrier between the sink and the countertop. The sinks come in a  variety of models … Read more

Silestone by Cosentino Introduces New Nebula Code Quartz Surfacing Colors

Cosentino introduces  a new collection of colors for its Silestone quartz surfacing called Nebula Code, an evolution of the popular Silestone Nebula series. The new collection is composed of five colors inspired by the appearance of natural stone. The neutral hues are subtle yet distinctive, featuring an original pattern of veining … Read more

Fabricator Profile: Solid Surfaces, Inc.

Mitch Makowski, owner of Solid Surfaces, Inc. in Rochester, N.Y., understands the value of knowing exactly what his company does and the market niche it serves. Solid Surfaces, Inc. is one of the top five fabricators in Upstate New York by sales volume, and Makowski claims that this success is because of his … Read more

MIA Dimension Stone Design Manual Posted to Australian Stonemasonry School’s Library

The Marble Institute of America’s (MIA) Dimension Stone Design Manual has been posted to South Western Sydney Institute’s online intranet library. It will serve students in the Stonemasonry course at MillerCollege. This course offers a range of stonemasonry experiences that seek to meet the needs of the industry.  At the same … Read more