Master Design Awards Calls For Entries

The Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards competition was initiated 43 years ago to recognize remodelers, architects, builders, kitchen and bath specialists and other professionals for outstanding project design and construction. The 43rd annual Master Design Awards competition honors outstanding remodeling projects completed between Jan. 1, 2018, and July 5, 2021. The deadline to … Read more

CaraGreen & OHM Announce Joint Sales & Marketing Partnership

CaraGreen Healthy Materials and OHM International have announced their joint sales and marketing partnership. OHM will leverage its distribution infrastructure and brick and mortar locations and showrooms throughout the East Coast with CaraGreen’s strong virtual and online presence, as well as their showrooms and warehouses throughout the East Coast. OHM’s … Read more


Hyundai L&C USA, LLC, (Living & Culture), announced that Brian Park has been promoted to CEO, effective January 1, 2021. In addition to all sales, marketing, product development, product management and operations responsibilities, Park adds HR, Accounting and P&L responsibility as part of this promotion. H.S. Kim, the President of … Read more

Vadara Unveils New Colors for 2021

Vadara Quartz Surfaces, a manufacturer of premium quartz surfaces, has added to its lineup six new fashion-forward color options. The new hues will make their debut at the 2021 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS Virtual) in February. Inspired by the classic colors found in marble and quartzite, Vadara’s newest … Read more

Katie Jensen Joins Natural Stone Institute Executive Committee

The Natural Stone Institute announced that Katie Jensen (Triton Stone Group) has been selected to join the association’s executive committee as board secretary. Jensen commented: “I am honored to have been selected to the Natural Stone Institute executive committee. It has been a joy to contribute and deliver an outstanding … Read more

Daltile Launches New Quartz Slab Designs

Daltile has launched two new designs into its ONE Quartz National Marble Series. These new colors are Made in the USA with imported materials in Dal-Tile Corporation’s quartz plant in Dickson, Tenn. The newly launched products are available nationwide. “These two new exquisite marble designs, Statuary Unity and Statuary Glory, … Read more

GROHE Offers Ladylux L2 Kitchen Faucet Collection

With a sleek, minimalist design, the new Ladylux® L2 Kitchen Faucet Collection continues the GROHE tradition of pairing modern style with new, innovative technology essential in today’s kitchen. Equipped with features like magnetic docking for easy, secure retraction and touch technology, the Ladylux L2 Collection is thoughtfully designed with German … Read more

MSI Introduces LumaLuxe Technology

MSI has introduced Q with LumaLuxe. The material has the same qualities that make Q quartz a durable and beautiful surface, but with next generation technology that enhances the realism and depth. These new technological advancements in the manufacture of quartz slabs result in a product that is more realistic … Read more

Leon Zanger, Founder of Walker Zanger Passes Away

With heavy hearts and sadness, we share with you the news that Leon Zanger, one of the founders of the American stone and tile design resource, Walker Zanger, has died at the age of 93 due to complications of COVID-19. Born in Belgium, Zanger and his family fled Europe during … Read more

SBA and Treasury Re-open PPP Loan Portal

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal. SBA is continuing its dedicated commitment to underserved small businesses and to addressing potential access to capital barriers by initially granting PPP access exclusively to community financial institutions (CFIs) that typically serve … Read more