Tag Archive | "limestone"

Sustainable Stone logo

Tags: , , , , ,

Continental Cut Stone Certifies to Natural Stone Sustainability Standard

Posted on 13 September 2021 by cradmin4

Continental Cut Stone in Florence, Texas has earned certification to the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard. The company has achieved Gold status for their quarry, which extracts Cordova Cream limestone, Cordova Shell limestone, and Silver status for their fabrication facility.

Rob Teel, President of Continental Cut Stone commented, “It has been a goal of mine to get our companies certified for a number of years. I have been involved with the Natural Stone Council since its inception and believe that stone has a great story to tell. We are proud of our staff, especially Kristin Cannon, for working through the process with the help of Tom Cleveland. Our hope is that others will continue to follow suit and get certified.”

The Natural Stone Sustainability Standard was first published in 2014 by the Natural Stone Council. Ownership of the standard transferred to the Natural Stone Institute in early 2021, marking a significant opportunity to raise awareness about the standard within the design community and helping to position natural stone as a solution for green building goals.

Quarriers and natural stone fabricators can look to this multi-attribute industry standard to identify ways to improve their sustainability efforts. By defining best practices for land reclamation, adaptive reuse, and management of excess materials and waste, the standard ensures that natural stone companies are being good stewards of the land.

You may also be interested in this article: National Building Granite Quarries Associations Merges with the Natural Stone Institute


Comments (0)

Tags: , , , , , ,

FILA Surface Care Solutions Offers FILAMARBLE AID

Posted on 27 February 2018 by cradmin

FILAMARBLEAIDFILA Surface Care Solutions offers its surface treatment, FILAMARBLE AID. According to the company this product protects acid sensitive stone, travertine, limestone and marble against acid attack, alkaline cleaners and stains. The treatment delays the reaction of acids found in food, drinks, cosmetics and household cleaners, making it suitable for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities. FILAMARBLE AID  prevents discoloration and etching that can happen when common acids come in contact with acid sensitive stone.

FILAMARBLE AID’s Micro-Coating Technology is certified safe in food preparation areas. It does not alter the stone, leaves the original surface intact and is thermal shock resistant and UV resistant. It is water based with low VOC emissions, has a polished surface finish that enhances the stone’s natural gloss level, forms a barrier against stains and can be applied on both matte and polished surfaces. FILAMARBLE AID is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

You may also be interested in this article Stone Technologies Supplies Sealers and Cleaners for Countertops.

Comments (0)

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Stone Technologies Supplies Sealers and Cleaners for Countertops

Posted on 07 June 2017 by cradmin

 Natural Stone Care Kit

Natural Stone Care Kit

Stone Technologies Corp. supplies stone sealers designed with the purpose of penetrating the interior of natural stone surfaces and act as a repellent to prevent damage. Protected against water and oil based stains, household acids and alkalis and the formation of mold and mildew, the stone sealers can be used on interior and exterior surfaces including marble, granite, slate, limestone travertine, sandstone, agglomerates and naturally occurring stones.

With many diverse uses, the products are suitable as marble counter top sealers, marble floor sealers, marble wall sealers, granite counter top sealers, granite wall sealers, granite floor sealers, slate counter top sealers, limestone floor sealers and on any other type of travertine, sandstone, agglomerate and naturally occurring stone structures, among others.

The company offers sealer options that are available in sizes ranging from a four ounce sample to 55 gallon tanks.

In addition to the sealers, Stone Technologies offers a variety of stone cleaner options such as Stone Soap Ultra, Revitalizing Stone Soap Ultra and Stone Soap RTU. Stone Enhancers, Natural Stone Care Kits and High Quality Polyethylene Siphon Pumps are also readily available.

You may also be interested in this article on Soapstone: ‘Original’ Stone Countertops Getting Hotter with Chefs and Designers.

Comments (0)

Tags: , , , , ,

MS International Launches 7 New Quartz Surfacing Colors

Posted on 22 May 2015 by cradmin

MSI Carrara Grigio Marble Looks Quartz SurfacingMS International (MSI) added seven new colors to its ‘Q’ line of quartz surfacing. The new colors are reminiscent of natural stone, such as marble and limestone. Carrara Grigio (pictured here) was added to the company’s new Marble Looks Collection and resembles Carrara marble. Montclair White, Pearl Gray and Romano White were added to the Natural Looks Collection and feature large amounts of movement and veining. Lastly, Fossil Brown, Fossil Gray and Fossil Taupe are three colors that were added to the Limestone Looks Collection. All three of these colors have subtle variations in a mid-tone color range.

You may also be interested in this article on Caesarstone’s new quartz surfacing colors.

Comments (0)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

MS Int’l Completes Expansion in Northeast

Posted on 20 November 2012 by cradmin

M S International, Inc. (MSI), an importer and distributor of natural stone and porcelain for countertop and flooring applications, has significantly expanded its operations in the Northeast. The newly constructed addition includes an additional 35,000 square feet of warehouse space dedicated to slab inventory. The slab distribution facility now totals 110,000 square feet.

The expansion has allowed MSI to increase its stock to more than 25,000 slabs of natural stone and quartz, encompassing 350 colors of granite, marble, quartz, onyx and limestone. The expansion also includes upgraded showroom style lighting throughout the warehouse and a recently expanded 20,000-square-foot customer viewing area.

“The expansion of our facility was critical for us to continue to support our customers across the Northeast,” said Manu Shah, CEO. “With this expansion, we can continue to further increase both the depth and breadth of our slab product offering. In 2012 alone, we have introduced over 50 new and exciting slab colors. In addition, the expansion, which included the addition of four new cranes, will allow us to logistically better service our customers.”

Comments (1)




Advertise Here
Advertise Here

The Countertop Industry Insider Monthly Newsletter



......................................

Subscribe to Get New Posts via Email

Enter your email address to receive new posts by email. You can choose to receive notifications weekly or daily, excluding weekends and holidays.



......................................

Advertisement



......................................

CountertopResource on Social Media





......................................


Advertisement



............................................




Webutation
WEB RATING













%d bloggers like this: