MSI Introduces Larger Format Stile Gauged Porcelain Slabs

M S International, Inc. (MSI) recently introduced Stile Gauged Porcelain slabs in a larger format. The slabs, that mimic the look of natural stone, are suitable for use on interior and exterior projects in both commercial and residential properties. Stile Gauged Porcelain slabs are significantly lighter than natural stone slabs and … Read more

MSI Introduces Larger Format Stile Gauged Porcelain Slabs

M S International, Inc. (MSI) recently introduced Stile Gauged Porcelain slabs in a larger format. The slabs, that mimic the look of natural stone, are suitable for use on interior and exterior projects in both commercial and residential properties. Stile Gauged Porcelain slabs are significantly lighter than natural stone slabs and … Read more

Video: Working with Porcelain Slabs

This video produced by MSI shows how to install gauged porcelain slabs, such as the company’s Stile® slabs, and to create beautiful countertops and edging without lines. Special handling of these porcelain slabs is required, and this short video aims to teach best practices that include preparation, cutting, placement and … Read more

Rare and Exotic Natural Stone Slabs

Looking at any slab of granite (or other natural stone) it is easy to see why it is so appealing as a countertop surface. The unique beauty of stone, created by nature, is hard to top. However, nature often has a way of besting itself in the form of exotics! … Read more

Balaji Marbles Offers Indian Marble and Granite

Balaji Marbles, in India, offers a variety of marbles and granites and specializes in exotic Serpentine and Forest Green marble. The company also offers slate and sandstone in a variety colors and patterns. The company also assists with developing customized new products using natural stones, developing customized packing and providing … Read more

How Granite is Extracted and Processed into Countertop Slabs

Here is an interesting video produced by the Discovery Channel and posted by Quality Tile and Marble, a fabricator located in Grimes, Iowa. The video, titled “Granite – How it’s Made” shows the process of extracting granite blocks from a quarry. I then shows how the granite blocks are cut … 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

Stone Forensics Offers Stone Inspection Training During StonExpo

Stone Forensics will be conducting a Stone Inspector training program in January, 2013, during Stone Expo in Las Vegas. The program is designed to teach the basics of inspecting stone and ceramic tile installations. According to Fred Hueston, who will be conducting the training, “The amount of failures, poor installations … Read more