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Alpha Introduces New Wet/Dry Stone Cutter

Posted on 01 December 2021 by cradmin4

Alpha Professional Tools has introduced a new electric wet/dry stone cutter, the ESC-150. The cutter comes equipped with a powerful motor capable of cutting 1-1/4-in. stone slabs in one pass. In addition, the ESC-150 offers portability so that any stone fabricator can use it without the time-consuming setup.

The ESC-150 is also great for sink-hole cutting and groove-cutting for rodding applications. It includes a kink-free water hose for improved maneuverability of the stone cutter. The flexibility of the hose helps reduce operator fatigue and improves the operation. The Alpha ESC-150 is also dustless when connected to a HEPA vacuum, thanks to a built-in dust gate.

According to the company the ESC-150 can utilize a variety of consumables including the Alpha Katana 6-in. for porcelain panels and slabs, Hot-Rod 4-in. for 1/4-in. steel rods and 1/8-in. fiber glass rods. For marble applications, a Libero 5-in. blade is recommended since most marble slabs are 3/4-in. thick or less.

Alpha offers a carriage assembly that fits on the Alpha Guide Rail System to support the application of making precise miter cuts. Alpha has also created two new kits for use with the ESC-150. The first is a Miter Cutting Kit which allows fabricators to make mitered cuts for a waterfall edge. This kit comes with dual carriages, blades and a set of guide rails to fit any size job. The second kit is a simple cutting system to trim countertops quickly. It comes with a carriage assembly, as well as a blade and guide rail to provide accuracy.

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Crossville Introduces New Porcelain Panel Collection

Posted on 03 November 2021 by cradmin4

Crossville has introduced a new porcelain panel collection inspired by the Italian slate Pietra di Lavagna. Ardesia a Spacco offers a truly unique aesthetic in two contrasting hues; Bianco and Nero.

Ardesia a Spacco’s compact, high-definition surface recreates the structural depth of split-gauged stone. According to the company this extremely technical, through-body porcelain is able to deliver a natural appearance in a generous size format that’s wider than traditional porcelain panels (1200mm x 3000mm). The, textured material delivers chic styling in a 5.6mm thick porcelain that varies up to 1.5mm in thickness to realistically mimic natural slate’s dimensional appearance. Mesh backing is added to this large panel for enhanced strength and durability. 

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Daltile Introduces New Panoramic Porcelain Design

Posted on 28 October 2021 by cradmin4

Daltile has added a new design to its Panoramic Porcelain Surfaces Couture Collection. This unique line features decorative, large-scale porcelain slabs with bold style and artistic designs.

The newest product in the luxury line, Sapphire Status presents a  deep, sapphire blue and black marble background accented by prominent white and gold veining. This bold, deep blue design was inspired by sodalite blue stones to add drama to a space or access the popular design trend of connecting with nature.

Suitable for walls, flooring and countertops, the designer collection includes both special-order and stocked products.

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Porcelain Scratch Repair

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Porcelain Scratch Repair

Posted on 14 September 2021 by cradmin

Porcelain is a strong and scratch-resistant surface. But, it is possible for an object with equal or greater hardness to scratch it during use. Cookware and plates that drag on the countertop can scratch it. This video from Chemical Concepts demonstrates how to repair scratches in porcelain countertops using SurfaceRenu Scratch Repair System.

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MSI Adds to Stile Porcelain Collection

Posted on 23 August 2021 by cradmin4

MSI has added new 2cm designs to its Stile collection: Calacatta Marbella Polished, Calcutta Isla Polished and Marquina Noir. According to the company Stile slabs are suitable for floors, countertops, backsplashes and more, as well as being lightweight, durable and suitable for both residential and commercial projects.

The Calacatta Marbella Polished porcelain features a warm white background interlaced with gold, silver and copper veining. Calacatta Isla Polished replicates the appearance of natural marble featuring a cool white background with subtle silver and gray veining. Marquina Noir offers a bold black background with subtle white veining.

Available in 13 colors that mimic natural stone, Stile Porcelain comes in two sizes 118- by 59-in. and 126- by 63-in. Significantly lighter than natural stone, Stile slabs are designed for quick installation over existing surfaces, which reduces the waste typically associated with installation. 

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Weha Introduces Large Heavy Duty Shop Cart

Posted on 27 July 2021 by cradmin4

The new Weha Large Fabrication Shop Cart was made specifically for large and fragile stone fabrication. As stones get larger, more than 10-ft. and taller up to 80-in., those oversized slabs need a larger cart than the traditional dry wall shop carts.

According to the company this new cart is suitable for all shop needs including marble, granite, quartz, quartzite, onyx, porcelain, sintered stone and more.

The cart is manufactured with 1 1/2-in. diameter pipe with three bolted support bars to handle the weight of the stone. The surface deck is 53-in. long by 16-in. deep and the surface deck also comes with a white rubber mat. Between the support bars next to the surface deck, there is a space of 10-in. for additional storage. This will allow for keeping the entire job, or two, on one shop cart throughout the fabrication process.

For any size island or full slab, it will ride safe with very little stress hanging above. The 2 swivel wheels with locks and 2 fixed wheels are 6-in. diameter and are built to safely hold 2640 lbs.

Additionally, the Weha Large Shop Cart comes with a plastic storage bin for a tape measure, pens, markers, etc. to keep with the cart.

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Video: Porcelain Countertop Discussion

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Video: Porcelain Countertop Discussion

Posted on 23 April 2021 by cradmin

This episode of Tile Tech Talk presented by Crossville focuses on some of the most frequently asked questions about the company receives about Porcelain Countertops. Although this conversation is specific to Crossville, much of the information is applicable to other porcelain products.

Noah Chitty, Crossville’s Director of Technical Services, addresses everything from installation on walls to does the product chip and how porcelain countertops are manufactured, as well as a discussion about costs.

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Corian Design Launches New High-Performance Porcelain Line

Posted on 16 September 2020 by cradmin3

Corian® Design, a leading global brand in advanced surfacing solutions for interior design and architecture, has introduced Corian Endura™ , a high-performance porcelain made from natural minerals for ultimate durability.

Suitable for residential and commercial projects, Corian Endura is highly customizable and perfect for vertical and horizontal solutions, including kitchen countertops, vanities, and design-forward interiors and exteriors.

Because of its solid structure, Corian Endura offers superior resistance to extreme heat, abrasions, scratches and stains, allowing customers the opportunity to utilize the surface to its full potential. The product is non-porous, easy to clean, Greenguard™ Gold Certified, and does not promote the growth of mold, bacteria and mildew, exceeding demands of modern residential kitchens and high traffic spaces.

Highly resistant to ultraviolet (UV) light, Corian Endura retains its appearance without fading, making it a great choice for outdoor applications. Made of 100 percent natural minerals, the product is uniquely engineered through compression and then heated at high temperature in a similar way to how nature forges a diamond.

Corian Endura is offered in four product families, including a collection of tones in monochromatic, marble, metal and cement. Designed to complement the aesthetic of Corian Solid Surface and Corian Quartz, the Corian Endura range offers a versatile collection of striking colors and patterns to fit any number of interior or exterior design themes. Corian Endura is now available for purchase. To learn more, visit corianendura.com.

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Caesarstone Enters Porcelain Market with New Acquisition

Posted on 02 September 2020 by cradmin3


Caesarstone Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of engineered surfaces, announced its entry into an agreement to acquire majority ownership in Lioli Ceramica Pvt. Ltd. By entering the global porcelain category, Caesarstone achieves a significant milestone in its Global Growth Acceleration Plan.

Lioli Ceramica Pvt. Ltd, an India-based producer of cutting-edge porcelain countertop slabs, operating one of the most innovative and technologically advanced manufacturing facilities. With annual revenues of approximately $18 million, Lioli Ceramica is an ideal strategic partner to realize Caesarstone’s growth strategy.

The company believes that through this acquisition, an opportunity exists to leverage the strength of the Caesarstone® brand, extensive global distribution network, and award-winning designs. All this combined with Lioli’s advanced production technology, will further enhance Caesarstone’s premium countertop offering to its customers and consumers worldwide.

Yuval Dagim, Chief Executive Officer commented, “This acquisition is a major step in our efforts to advance our global growth acceleration plan and to realize our goal of becoming a leading premium, multi-material player in the global countertop industry. The acquisition will enable us to have a significant presence in the global porcelain category, one of the fast-growing categories in the countertop market, alongside our reputable quartz portfolio. Lioli’s state-of-the-art porcelain operations combined with Caesarstone’s highly valued brand and established global network will strengthen our unique value proposition and our ability to accelerate a multi-material growth strategy. In this way, we can enhance the experience of our consumers and business partners, while realizing our mission to be the first brand of choice for countertops around the world.”

Under the terms of the transaction, Caesarstone has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire majority ownership in Lioli for a cash investment of $12 million, representing an enterprise value of $34 million, including the assumption of debt and additional consideration of up to approximately $10 million upon the achievement of certain milestones. The transaction is expected to close in 2020, subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to have a favorable impact to earnings beyond 2020.

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Bedrosians Introduces Magnifica Collection

Posted on 10 January 2020 by cradmin

Bedrosians Tile & Stone has recently introduced its Magnifica porcelain collection of countertops, which now offers 2cm porcelain slabs and is made in the USA.

“This is the most durable, cross-functional, and beautiful countertop solution we’ve offered yet,” said Alicia Bedrosian, Magnifica porcelain product manager. “I’ve been in the tile and stone industry my entire life and I can hardly tell the difference between natural stone and Magnifica Porcelain panels. At Bedrosians, we believe Magnifica is the future of porcelain.”

Magnifica is large format porcelain, offered in sizes as large as 60” x 127” and as small as 30” x 15” with thicknesses ranging from 2cm to 8mm and 6mm. The company said the organic looks are created by taking real stone slabs, scanning them and replicating them on porcelain panels.

According to the company, it’s a solid surface that’s shock-proof, heat-proof, acid-proof and spill-proof. Magnifica porcelain is also reportedly low maintenance and easy to clean.

Magnifica porcelain delivers colors and veining straight from the quarry, capturing the realism of marbles, volcanic basalt, industrial concrete and solid looks. The collection includes 14 colors and three finishes in 127” x 60” x 2cm.

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