Fabricator Profile: AMC Countertops

In 1999, Axel and Carmina Mendez immigrated to the United States from Mexico City to establish themselves as a pioneer for Silestone. At the time, quartz surfacing was relatively unknown among consumers, and competition with solid surface and Granite was fierce. In 2002, the couple was able to acquire a … Read more

Glass Bros. Offers Sink Mount Kit

Glass Bros. offers its Easy Mount Sink Mount Kit for undermounting sinks. The mounting system connects to the underside of the rough top plywood and allows for easy installation of bathroom vanity sinks, bar sinks and any sink when the combined weight of the sink and its contents are less … Read more

Upselling Countertops Can Make for Happier Customers in the End

On a recent trip to visit friends in Russia, I immediately noticed their newly redecorated kitchen. I was duly impressed with everything about it, including the cabinets, the range and oven and the integral sink. However, a closer inspection of the sink revealed dark stains at the bottom and a few chips around … Read more

Sealing Concrete Countertops Using Acrylics

In this video, Tommy Cook, well known concrete countertop guru, shows his process for sealing concrete using an acrylic-based sealer. The simple process basically just uses the sealer and a micro-fiber pad.While the demonstration is being performed on a fireplace surround, the narrator makes it clear this same process is … Read more

Coverings ETC To Offer Larger Bio-Luminum Tiles

Coverings ETC has announced it will be offering its Bio-Luminum tiles in larger sizes. In the first quarter of 2014 the company will offer these tiles, made from recycled airplane parts, in 8- by 16-in. sizes. The tiles, which are currently available in 3- by 6-in. and 6- by 12-in. … Read more

ETemplate Systems Offers ELaser Templating System

ETemplate Systems offers ELaser™, the newest addition to its 3-D measuring technologies. ELaser measures both 3-D and 2-D and is suited for a wide range of as-built measuring from complex architectural woodwork to simple countertop templating. Its new fully featured Measure Manager™ software is the heart of the system and … Read more

New 1:1 Adhesive Product For Stone, Quartz, Solid Surface Available

GlueBoss Adhesive Company offers its 1:1 SeamBoss seaming adhesive for use on granite and other natural stone, quartz surfacing and solid surface. According to the company, the glue has structural components in its formula, such as acids that allow it to etch into various materials and bond with steel and … Read more

Marble Institute Offers Stone/Quartz Fabricator Benchmarking Survey

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) is inviting all fabricators of stone and quartz surfacing in North America (members and non-members alike) to participate in a fabricator benchmarking survey. Participation is free, and all of those filling out the survey will receive some of the results relating to their businesses … Read more

A Different Approach to Marketing

By Victoria Munro and Dave Block Achieving success in today’s economy demands a different approach to marketing and relating to current and future clients. We can no longer rely on marketing strategies that have worked in the past. Rather, knowing that people choose to do business with those they know, like … Read more

Granite Transformations Adds 5 New Colors

Granite Transformations expanded its line of granite surfaces with the introduction of five new colors. The addition of these earthy colors further develops the company’s selection of granite, recycled glass and mosaic tile surfaces, all designed to be installed over existing surfaces. The new colors are: St. Moritz, a blend … Read more