Coverings Presents 4 Keynote Sessions, Numerous Others

For Coverings 2014, the 25th anniversary of the show, the organizers have put together four keynote sessions. Three of the sessions will be held on the first day of the show, which runs from April 29 to May 2, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The fourth keynote session … Read more

Wireless Recharging Built into DuPont Corian Solid Surface

Here’s a cool video that features the technology DuPont is working on for its Corian solid surface that it was showcasing at the recent Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas. DuPont has joined the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) and is working with other PMA members on wireless … Read more

Fabricator Profile: Aspen Countertops

A little more than 14 years ago, Aspen Countertops realized extraordinary success in theĀ homebuilder market, but owners Clark Taylor and Matt Pearson were not convinced that their business had reached its apex. Instead, Taylor and Pearson decided that it was time to diversify in a bid to expand the reach … Read more

Coverings ETC’s ‘Topaz Blue’ Bio-Glass Wins German Design Award

The Topaz Blue color of Bio-Glass, designed by Ofer Mizrahi and manufactured by Coverings ETC, was named the Interior Innovation Award Winner, the prestigious international design award of the German Design Council. Topaz Blue, is the latest color of Bio-Glass, which is made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled glass with … Read more

Swan Adds 4 Sinks Models to its M-Series Granite Sink Line

Swan Corporation offers four new models in its collection of molded M-Series Granite Sinks. These new sinks areĀ  available in both undermount and drop-in styles. The sinks are made with 80 percent natural quartz for durability and limited maintenance requirements. The come in four colors: Bianca, Granito, Nero and Espresso. … Read more

MIA Announces 2013 Pinnacle Award Winners

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) announced the winners of the 2013 Pinnacle Awards competition. The Pinnacle Awards recognize excellence in commercial, residential, and renovation/restoration of natural stone projects worldwide. Projects selected as winners must demonstrate exceptional beauty, creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship in the use of granite, marble, travertine, limestone … Read more

Ultra High Strength Concrete Countertop Mix

In this video, produced by Trinic LLC, Mark Celebuski explains the process for creating ultra high strength concrete countertop mixes of 12,000 psi or greater. He walks the viewer through the ratios of cement, stone, slag, admixtures, water and other additives (such as colloidal silica) to increase the strength of … Read more

Samsung Launches 4 New ‘Metallic’ Colors of Staron Solid Surface

Samsung launched a new series of Staron solid surface that contains four new colors. The new Metallic Series is acrylic solid surface with pearlescent chips that add depth to the materials. The new series includes the following colors: Metallic SleekSilver, Metallic Galaxy, Metallic SatinGold (pictured here) and Metallic Yukon. This … Read more

Manage Key Accounts as if They Are Key

In any countertop business, a few key accounts can make the difference between just scraping by and having a highly profitable year. To maintain a positive relationship, these accounts require special attention, and it is always worth the extra effort to provide them with it. To begin, it is first … Read more

Coverings 2014 Launches Online Photo Contest

Coverings 2014 has launched an online photography contest to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the show, which takes place April 29 to May 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Two Grand Prize Winners will be awarded a trip to Las Vegas to attend the show and a seat at … Read more