Old Corian Video Showing the Manufacture of Solid Surface

We looked long and hard to try to find a video that shows how solid surface is made, however it seems the industry is relatively tight-lipped about the process. Other than a few Chinese videos with no narrative showing minor aspects of manufacturing, there is very little out there. However, … Read more

Wilsonart Launches 2013 Solid Surface Collection Inspired by Cityscapes

The rich textures, surfaces and sparkle of the urban landscape inspire seven new Wilsonart Solid Surface designs. The Cityscape Collection’s new patterns add drama and elegance to residential and commercial spaces. This seamless and sparkling surfacing material is sprinkled with quartz-like translucent or glittery chips, and is naturally resistant to … Read more

2014 Concrete Decor Show Seeks Presenters

The 2014 Concrete Decor Show invites concrete industry professionals, such as those who work in the concrete countertop segment of the industry, to share their knowledge, experience and business expertise through teaching. Interested parties are invited to submit a proposal for an educational seminar, hands-on workshop or panel discussion for next … Read more

Fabricator Profile: Billings Marble & Granite

Billings Marble & Granite was founded in 1996 when owner Kenny Roesch made a decision to buy the company that installed the natural stone countertops in his own kitchen. Because Billings, Mont., is in a fairly isolated location, he and his son, who is now also his business partner, worked … Read more

Dye Sublimation Process in Solid Surface Using Vacuum Press

This video, produced by Global Vacuum Presses, shows the dye sublimation process in solid surface. Basically, dye sublimation allows any image or graphic to be transferred onto solid surface through a heat and compression transfer process. Dye sublimation generally uses a water-based ink that will convert from a solid to … Read more

Elite Industry International Offers Granite, Marble Slabs

Elite Industry Group International Ltd., based in Xiamen, China, offers a variety of granite, marble and other natural stone slabs. They are available in both 2cm and 3cm thicknesses in such colors as Black Cosmic (pictured here), Kosmos, Costa Esmerelda, White Supreme, Andromeda White, Aran White and Leopard. The company also offers … Read more

MIA: ‘OSHA’s Proposed Silica Rule a Serious Concern for Construction Industry’

In response to a notice by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that it intends to reduce the current silica dust exposure rate by 50 percent, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) is urging OSHA to maintain current levels. According to a release from the MIA, the current silica … Read more

Trade Commission Seeks Input on Trade Barriers from ISFA Members

The United States International Trade Commission has invited ISFA and its members to participate in a study to catalog issues and experiences that small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are having in exporting to the European Union (EU). Of particular interest are any non-tariff measures that disproportionately affect the ability … Read more

PR and Small Business: Four Practical Parallels

There are numerous preconceived notions about the field of public relations and the everyday life of a PR professional. Many Americans may envision a Hollywood landscape of exclusive events, material excess and prestige while others visualize an individual furiously hammering phones and email, determined to lock down an interview with … Read more

Caesarstone Canada Launches 6 New Quartz Designs

Caesarstone Canada introduced six new designs to its Classico collection. These latest designs are inspired by natural stone. Among the new hues are four additions to the Supernatural series, including Vanilla Noir, Alpine Mist, Coastal Grey (pictured here) and Bianco Drift. Both Vanilla Noir and Alpine Mist are characterized by striking … Read more