Coverings Announces 2024 Installation & Design Award Winners

Coverings (, the preeminent event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry in North America, has bestowed Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards to recognize 21 exceptional projects for their ingenuity, craftsmanship and technical proficiency in the use of tile and stone. The recipients of the awards were celebrated … Read more

Cosentino Introduces Silestone®XM

Cosentino, a producer and distributor of innovative and sustainable surfaces for the world of architecture and design, takes another important step in the development of its Hybriq+® technology with the introduction of Silestone®XM. An evolution for the brand of hybrid mineral surfaces, all Silestone®XM collections brought to the market will … Read more

Protecting Workers from Silica Hazards in the Workplace Video

The ongoing concerns about respirable crystalline silica in the industry have been making headlines again recently with the engineered stone ban in Australia and the introduction of several low-silica or silica-free products.

This video produced by the Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), serves as a reminder of the importance of protecting workers from the variety of harmful effects respirable crystalline silica can cause.

Coverings 2024 Announces Innovative Programs and Activations

Coverings (, the largest and preeminent international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, has released a comprehensive roster of both popular and new onsite activations for Coverings 2024, which will take place April 22-25, 2024, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The renowned, four-day industry … Read more

Caesarstone Unveils “Beyond The Surface” Report

Caesarstone announced the launch of its first-ever trend report, Beyond the Surface – a profound exploration on design and how it should be an authentic reflection of its creators. To inform this report, Caesarstone has partnered with experts in the field to form the ‘Caesarstone Circle’ – an advisory panel … Read more

Neolith Appoints Daniel Sánchez as CEO of Neolith North America & LATAM

Neolith, a manufacturer of sintered stone, announced that Daniel Sánchez was recently appointed CEO of Neolith North America and LATAM. A Neolith veteran of fifteen years, Sánchez previously served as Chief Commercial Executive and Vice President for Neolith in Europe. He recently relocated to Miami, FL, just miles away from … Read more

Diresco Debuts Nature: A Low-Silica Range

Diresco has introduced it’s newest innovation of engineered stone with a low-silica content. The Nature range consists of four designs: Nature Silver, Nature Silver Cloud, Nature Beige, Nature Beige Cloud. The two Cloud-variants stand out with their stylish gold-colored cloudy vein pattern. The inspiring Nature range represents timeless design and … Read more

NBMDA’s Long-time Executive Director Announces Retirement

The North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) has announced that after 33 years of service, Kevin Gammonley will be retiring from the association effective June 30, 2024. Gammonley began his service to NBMDA in 1991 when he was hired as the organization’s membership manager. He quickly connected with its … Read more

MSI Introduces Q+

MSI has introduced Q+, a quartz material that is enhanced with high-definition inkjet print technology. Q+ redefines the possibilities, seamlessly blending intricate natural patterns with the look and feel of natural stone. According to the company this innovation marks the pinnacle of quartz surface evolution, delivering the timeless benefits of … Read more

Coverings Inspires Design with 2024 Tile Trends

Coverings (, North America’s largest and premier international tile and stone exhibition and conference, has unveiled the top tile trends for 2024 in celebration of National Tile Day. The release of the trendsetting tile styles commemorates National Tile Day, Feb. 23, 2024, and the timeless role ceramic tile plays in … Read more