MSI Announces New Pittsburgh Showroom and Distribution Center

M S International, Inc. (MSI), supplier of flooring, countertops, wall tile and hardscaping products, is celebrating its new showroom and distribution center in Pittsburgh, Penn. A Grand Opening was held on Wednesday, August 31st, showcasing the company’s products. The new 73,000 sq. ft. space will serve residential and commercial markets in the Pittsburgh area. … Read more

Vadara Presents the Threads of Nature Collection

The Vadara Threads of Nature Quartz collection pays homage to the patterns found in nature — motifs that nod to the complexity of nature as told by the interruptions of her artistry against otherwise smooth backdrops. Lightning against a dark sky, the jagged patterns of surf on a rough sea … Read more

Daltile Introduces New Quartzite Designs

As part of its Summer 2022 launch, Daltile is now offering two new natural quartzite extra-large slab products. Daltile’s new Caldera Blue and White Pearl are mined in Brazil, the ultimate source of the world’s finest natural quartzites. “In the stone category, natural quartzite remains one of the most popular … Read more

MSI Introduces New Q Premium Natural Quartz Colors

MSI has introduced four new quartz countertop colors. The new versatile color designs feature cool tones with dramatic veining and warm, luxurious, soft options. Calcatta Abezzo, Calcatta Delios, Calacatta Izaro and Cashmere Taj offer a realistic marble look to satisfy any space from contemporary to traditional. Calcatta Abezzo brings classic … Read more

Natural Stone Institute Completes 43rd Home with Gary Sinise Foundation

The Natural Stone Institute has provided natural stone and fabrication services for its 43rd home with the Gary Sinise Foundation through its R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program. The Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program builds 100 percent mortgage-free specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans and first responders. Natural stone and … Read more

Natural Stone Institute Announces 2022 Tucker Design Award Recipients

The eight winning projects of the 2022 Tucker Design Awards were celebrated during a ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Wednesday, June 29. The 2022 Bybee Prize recipients, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, were also celebrated during the ceremony. The 2022 Tucker Design Award recipients are: … Read more

Sun Capital Partners Affiliate Acquires TENAX

Sun Capital Partners, Inc. (Sun Capital), a private investment firm focused on businesses in growing markets has announced that an affiliate has completed the acquisition of Verona, Italy-based TENAX. TENAX is a manufacturer of chemical products, abrasives and tooling for the treatment of natural stone, engineered stone and ceramic tiles. … Read more

Natural Stone Institute Becomes Endorsing Partner of Hardscape North America

The Natural Stone Institute (NSI) has become an Endorsing Partner of Hardscape North America, a trade show for hardscape contractors, dealers and landscape professionals. Held annually in Louisville, KY, the HNA and Equip Expo shows co-locate and host more than 20,000 hardscape and landscape professionals. As of July 1, the … Read more

Antolini Introduces AZEROCAREPLUS

Throughout history, bright, shiny marble has granted splendor and magnificence to facings and surfaces, transmitting a spirit of sparkling luxury. Recently, a new scenario of décor is emerging, namely a matte finish that explores a more refined idea of elegance in its purest form. This trend in contemporary interiors towards … Read more

UofCTS Offers New Online Course

The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) is now offering “The Complete Guide on Developing Tile & Stone Specifications with Architects” course. The course provides students with thorough and detailed information on how architectural sales representatives can get tile and stone products specified.   The course covers: Selection Process and … Read more