BLANCO Introduces QUATRUS R15 Medium Apron Front Sink

BLANCO has embraced small space living by adding the QUATRUS R15 Medium Apron to its stainless steel apron front sink collection. The QUATRUS R15 brings a whole new level of design versatility to space-challenged kitchens, even fitting compact 27-in. cabinets. The new QUATRUS R15 Apron Front sink is an ultra-compact … Read more

Natural Stone Institute Takes Ownership of Natural Stone Sustainability Standard

Ownership of the ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Stone standard has officially transferred from the Natural Stone Council to the Natural Stone Institute. First issued in 2014, the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard establishes criteria and methods for tracking, measuring, and improving sustainability in the production of natural stone. Since its … Read more

Caesarstone Launches CEU On Biophilic Design Using Quartz Surfacing

In response to the increased demand for outdoor design and living, Caesarstone has introduced a new Hanley Wood University CEU course: “Responding to the Increased Demand for Outdoor Living Spaces with Innovative Outdoor Quartz Surfaces” to train architects, designers, landscapers and other industry professionals on how to use quartz in … Read more

Health & Safety Watch: LATICRETE Launches ProjectSafety™ Campaign

LATICRETE, a manufacturer of construction solutions for the building industry, has launched the ProjectSafety™ campaign, a company-wide initiative that provides access to safety education and alternative installation techniques to help lower the staggering injury and ailment statistics associated with the construction industry. This industry’s workforce handles tasks that range from … Read more

Neolith Presents Essentials Series

Driven and inspired by Neolith®’s core values, the brand has presented its new series for 2021: ESSENTIALS. To maintain and reinforce its sustainability commitment, Neolith has introduced a new formulation with up to 90 percent recycled material in the composition of some of the models in the ESSENTIALS series. Whether … Read more

Coverings Announces Featured Sessions for 2021

Coverings (, the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, announced a lineup of informative sessions, some offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs), for Coverings 2021. Attendees of the event can benefit from an extensive offering of featured educational sessions highlighted in three tracks: Installation & Fabrication, … Read more

Domain Expands Affinity Surfaces Offerings

Affinity Solid Surface by Domain Industries is available in three collections of popular solid colors, along with natural-looking and veined patterns. The company has added 19 new patterns and textures of natural veined options. The recent additions include: Carrara, Delicatus White, Blanco Nuvo, Nimbus, Antiquity, Bianco, Piatra Grey (pictured), Grigio, … Read more

Cosentino Presents A New Image for Silestone

Cosentino has announced the brand renewal of its benchmark brand, Silestone. The new corporate identity symbolizes both an external and internal transformation that will continue to inspire people through innovative and sustainable spaces and values based on innovation, responsibility and humanity. As part of the thorough rebranding strategy that will emphasize … Read more

Business Sense: How to Better Manage Countertop Shop Scheduling

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware What words come to mind when you think about your scheduling process? For a lot of fabricators – especially those with smaller operations – it’s chaos.  Striking the right balance of supply and demand is what scheduling is all about, but when everyone at your … Read more

Stone Machinery & Supply Vendors Form Trade Group

A group of 37 U.S. and European based companies in the stone equipment and supply industry have formed The Stone Equipment and Supply Alliance. The purpose of the newly formed group is to communicate as a unified voice regarding industry events and trade-shows. A board of directors has been formed … Read more