ISFA Launches Safe Solid Surface Education Initiative

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA), an independent, not-for-profit trade association made up of companies that work with all surfacing materials, launched its Safe Solid Surface campaign. The idea behind the educational initiative is to help make architects, designers, healthcare facility planners, consumers and all other surfacing specifiers aware of … Read more

HDI Introduces DesignOneSource

Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (HDI) has introduced its new specification division, DesignOneSource. The new division is organized to provide architects and designers seamless specification support for decorative surface materials across North America by aligning leading global suppliers and front-of-trend interior decor products that adhere to the highest environmental standards. Supported by … Read more

Cambria Collaborates With Gensler to Launch Coordinates Collection

Cambria, an American-made, family-owned producer of natural quartz surfaces, along with integrated architecture, design, planning and consulting firm Gensler launched The Coordinates Collection by Cambria this summer. The collection consists of 14 high-performing quartz designs suitable for both commercial and residential applications. The new colors were designed to coordinate effortlessly … Read more

Wilsonart Presents 2020 Quartz Collection

Now, more than ever before, spaces need to be a sanctuary for peace, calm and serenity. That is the bold promise of Wilsonart’s 2020 Quartz Collection. The Wilsonart® Quartz Collection celebrates nature-inspired colors and contours. From the shape of clouds to the urban feel of concrete to vistas and natural … Read more

Video: “Designing Your Covid Life”

In their book Designing Your Work Life, Bill Burnett, Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford, and Dave Evans, Lecturer, Product Design Program at Stanford, Management Consultant and co-founder of Electronic Arts, discuss how design thinking can help transform our present job and our experience of work by utilizing … Read more

ChromaLok Adhesives Welcomes Industry Veteran Ray Aleksic

ChromaLok Adhesives has recently added seasoned industry veteran Ray Aleksic to its team. Aleksic has been a part of the solid surfacing industry since 1985. Aleksic has worked in every part of the surfacing industry, including sheet-manufacturing, fabrication, distribution, and particularly relevant to his new position, adhesives. In his new … Read more

CaraGreen Offers New Durat Colors

CaraGreen, a distributor eco-friendly products as healthier alternatives to conventional building materials, has added to its offering of Durat solid surface products. As part of their continued commitment to sustainability, Durat has joined forces with the John Nurminen Foundation for the clean Baltic Sea. During 2020-2021, 10 percent of the sales of … Read more

7th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls Rescheduled

The 7th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls had been postponed and has now been rescheduled for the week of September 14-18. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the … Read more

Cosentino Expands Dekton Slim Offering

Cosentino announced an expanded color offering for Dekton Slim, the large format surface with an ultra-thin 4-mm thickness, which includes four hues from the celebrated Dekton 2020 Collection and the Natural Collection. The new colors include Helena, Laurent and Rem from the recently launched Dekton 2020 Collection, and Aura15, a … Read more

EverCommerce Releases Q1/Q2 2020 Market Report

At the end of July, MarketSharp, a leading software company for contractors and Remodelers, announced that its parent company had just released the first semi-annual market-trend report for 2020. That parent company is EverCommerce, which provides business management tools, customer retention solutions and marketing information to more than 200,000 service … Read more