Stone Services Group Partners with Quote Countertops

Stone Services Group (SSG) announced that it has partnered with Quote Countertops (Quote) to offer their consumer-facing technologies. The partnership combines the unique cutting-edge offering of Quote’s 3-D visualizer and instant/online quoting tool with other revenue generating packages in SSG’s portfolio such as the Granite Gold Protection Plan and Hot … Read more

Outwater Offers Auragami LED Backlighting Sheets

Outwater Industries, distributors of standard and innovative component products, offers a diverse range of products including Auragami Flexible LED Backlighting Sheets. According to the company, the high LED density (330 LEDs per sq. ft.) combined with a decreased individual LED brightness eliminates hot spots and “dotting,” allowing for as little … Read more

Coverings Offers Complimentary Learning Opportunities

The complimentary learning opportunities at Coverings will keep stone fabricators current in today’s highly competitive marketplace. Spanning three comprehensive learning tracks – Installation & Fabrication, Workforce & Profits, and Materials & Trends – here is just a sampling of some of the can’t-miss sessions for fabricators: WORKSHOP – Fabrication: Science … Read more

Artistic Tile Introduces Colorful New Slabs

Luxury stone and tile distributor, Artistic Tile, has introduced a variety of colorful slabs to its offerings. Artistic Tile brand products are distributed through Artistic Tile showrooms and more than 150 dealers across the United States and abroad. Quarried in Iran, Verde Tifone is a celebration of the entire spectrum … Read more

Ghines Group Offers SYSTAR XL- Stone Fab Center & Cutting Machine – Miter Saw

SYSTAR XL, offered by Ghines Group, is a top-end stone fab center, stone cutting machine and miter saw in one. Thanks to the high-end linear guides and a non-vibrating steel frame, it performs accurate straight and miter cuts. The highly precise V cut allows the edges to appear as a … Read more

Natural Stone Institute Completes 26th Home with Gary Sinise Foundation

The Natural Stone Institute, along with the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment), have provided natural stone and fabrication services for a veteran’s home in Virginia. The R.I.S.E. program builds specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans and first responders. To date, Natural Stone Institute members … Read more

BLANCO Presents New IKON Farmhouse Sink

BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks, is elevating kitchen ergonomics with its new IKON® 33-in. Apron 1-3/4 Bowl with Low Divide sink. Designed to make prepping, cooking and cleaning a more seamless and comfortable experience for all users, this apron front sink is crafted with the brand’s exclusive … Read more

Business Sense: 9 Unique Selling Proposition Examples From Countertop Shops

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware Figuring out what makes your granite business or countertop shop unique can be tricky. You constantly have to be asking yourself: “Why should your customers buy countertops from you rather than another company?” If you missed our mega-article on how to come up with a … Read more

ISFA 2019 Year in Review

As a long time member (since 2013) of the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA), we here at CountertopResource know how valuable the resources they provide can be. We were honored to be recognized with the association’s 2018 ISFA Associate of the Year award and look forward to many more years … Read more

Rugby Architectural Building Products Opens New Distribution Facility

Rugby Architectural Building Products has opened a new distribution facility in Grand Prairie, Texas. In early January the newly consolidated Dallas and Fort Worth distribution began operations at its new facilities strategically located at 920 Avenue R. The 125,000 sq. ft. distribution facility has been configured to accommodate Rugby’s increasing … Read more