Walker Zanger Releases New Tile Collection

Walker Zanger, American high-end brand in slabs and tiles, has released a new stone mosaic collection named Pietra Gris. The collection features subtle, unique and naturally occurring color variations, embodied in mosaics and field tile with a palette centered around natural whites and cloudy gray veins. Pietra Gris is an … Read more

Natural Stone Institute Releases Updated Dimension Stone Design Manual

The Natural Stone Institute has announced that the newest version of the Dimension Stone Design Manual is now available. Dimension Stone Design Manual 2022 is available for download or hard copy purchase. The 2022 edition will be of special interest to commercial installers, fabricators, design professionals, and suppliers to the … Read more

Antolini Introduces Atlantic White Quartzite

Antolini has introduced its newest addition to the Exclusive Collection, Atlantic White. The company describes it as black and white mingled in a balanced, diffused and infinite movement that fades into delicate gray tones. The color combination of this soft quartzite stands out for its dynamism of subtle hues, making … Read more

Federal Brace Introduces Freedom Hidden Countertop Bracket

The Freedom Hidden Countertop Bracket by Federal Brace is a minimalist solution to creating a floating counter appearance. The L shaped bracket is designed to hold countertop overhangs and can support up to an astounding 375 lbs. when installed per installation guidelines. The Freedom bracket is designed to support countertop … Read more

Natural Stone University Adds New Sustainability Guidance Course

A new course focused on the requirements needed to certify to the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard is now available in the Natural Stone University. This video series provides step by step guidance to help quarriers and producers complete the process of certifying to the standard. Participants will receive an overview … Read more

Natural Stone Institute Completes 42nd Home with Gary Sinise Foundation

The Natural Stone Institute has provided natural stone and fabrication services for its 42nd 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 Calls for 2022 Awards Entries

The 2022 entry period for the Natural Stone Institute Awards program is now open. A call for entries has been announced for the Pinnacle Awards, Industry Recognition Awards and scholarship program. The Pinnacle Awards honor projects whose beauty, creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship exemplify professional mastery in the use of natural … Read more

Updated Natural Stone Sustainability Standard Now Available

A new version of the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard (ANSI/NSI 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone) has been published. The new version reflects the standard’s name change and makes the requirement for community approval of quarry reclamation plans optional.  The Natural Stone Sustainability Standard is updated every five years … Read more

Antolini Presents Precioustone Collection

Antolini has presented a collection of 130 precious gems. Amethyst, quartz, jasper and agate are transformed into coverings of sheer class, creating unrepeatable color combinations which make each installation unique. These stones, particularly of the translucent variety with the potential to be lit-up from behind, create distinctive color effects and … Read more

Artistic Tile Presents Onyx Ocean Blue Polished Stone

Artistic Tile has introduced a new polished stone to its array of offerings. The company describes Onyx Ocean Blue as an onyx of rich and dramatic power, with sweeping swirls of storm-cloud blue graced by rivulets and pools of fiery gold. This stone brings a forceful beauty from legendary Persian … Read more