IWF Atlanta: Events for the Countertop Industry

The 2016 International Woodworking Fair (IWF) is scheduled to run August 24 through August 27 at the Georgia Congress Center in Atlanta, and several educational opportunities have been made available for those in the countertop industry. The IWF 2016 Education Conference covers a wide range of topics in six all-day … Read more

IWF Atlanta: Events for the Countertop Industry

The 2016 International Woodworking Fair (IWF) is scheduled to run August 24 through August 27 at the Georgia Congress Center in Atlanta, and several educational opportunities have been made available for those in the countertop industry. The IWF 2016 Education Conference covers a wide range of topics in six all-day … Read more

Ambient Glow Technology Offers Glowing Aggregates for Concrete Countertops

Ambient Glow Technology, owned and operated by the Universal One Corporation, offers a variety of professional-grade aggregates for use in concrete countertops and other concrete applications that glow in the dark. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications, the AGT aggregates absorb and store light and then release it in … Read more

Vetrazzo Launches 4 New Colors Containing Oyster Shells

Vetrazzo introduced four new colors in its Coastal Collection that contain oyster shells and Georgia White Marble in addition to recycled glass in a white/gray cementitious matrix. The new colors are as follows: Emerald Coast (pictured here), which also contains¬† blue-green glass particulates; Bretagne Blue, which also has various shades … Read more

Concrete Countertop Training

A series of videos produced and released by Trinic LLC sheds light on some of the mystery surrounding the fabrication of concrete and GFRC countertops. Trinic is a respected concrete specialty company in Windsor, N.Y., co-owned by Bob Chatterton and Mark Celebuski. Celebuski holds free concrete training sessions for Trinic’s … Read more

Polycor Offers New KarmaStone

Polycor introduced its new KarmaStone surfacing material collection. The product is a line of concrete slabs made with recycled natural stone to the tune of 70 percent of its content. It comes in three colors: Basaltic Black (pictured here); Soho Grey; and Dove White. All colors are available in 9-ft. … Read more

Vetrazzo Introduces 3 New Colors

Vetrazzo introduced three new colors of its concrete-based, recycled-particulate surfacing material. The colors are: Umbo White, which mixes particulate from soda and beer bottles with oyster shells, pieces of jars and crushed marble; Bretagne Blue, which is an azure-tinted color that includes pies of oyster shells, crushed marble and architectural … Read more

Tips for Spraying GFRC Face Coat on Concrete Countertops

Here is a video we came across with some good tips for spraying a glass-fiber reinforced concrete face coat on concrete countertops. Unfortunately the author, “nvconcretedesignnsd,” doesn’t give us much information about himself, but he does offer some good insight into the process. Those working with GFRC in countertop applications … Read more

ISFA, IWF Announce Expanded Countertops Partnership

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) and the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) announced the formation of a partnership geared toward increasing the focus on the countertop industry for the 2014 IWF show. The partnership includes an agreement in which ISFA will work with IWF to develop a full countertop educational … Read more

Surfaces and Sustainability in the Home

  More and more people are choosing to go green and live as sustainable a life as possible, and one primary way to achieve this is to invest in a sustainable home. Maintaining a home includes many interconnected facets. How food and water is brought into the home can affect … Read more