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Tidy Your Space

Feb 20, 2019

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Has Marie Kondo inspired you to tidy your space? It feels nice
when everything has a place. What better compliment to an
organized room than easy-to-maintain tile? Now that sparks joy!

#Netflix #MarieCondo #KonMari #joy #whytile

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CSTD News

Tile Trends with Alena Capra

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design caught up with designer Alena Capra of Alena Capra Designs in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at Coverings 2021 to gain insight into what is trending in tile designs these days. 

Sculptor Darrell Petit Discusses Stone Carving and Sustainable Building

Jason Kamery interivews sculptor, Darrell Petit and talks about his career and his pasion for stone and sustainability of natural stone.

From the Editor: What’s New?

So, what are the latest styles or trends in stone and tile design? We talked to several leading industry experts to get their thoughts, and they all shared similar observations.

Experts Share Emerging Trends in Stone and Tile

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design asked several leading experts to share their observations on the latest influences and styles. Here is what they had to say.

A Manufacturer’s Perspective on Emerging Trends in Stone and Tile

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design asked for a manufacturer's perspective on the latest influences and styles. Here is what Davide Saguatti, marketing director of Atlas Concorde USA had to say.

Product Gallery: Outdoor Tile Collections

Explore our product gallery of outdoor tile collections.

Merging Contemporary Design with Ancient Artifacts

At the heart of the interior design of Museum Hotel Antakya is the mosaic that was unearthed in archaeological excavations and viewed through glass walls from the hotel’s restaurant.

WarmlyYours Launches Radiant Heating Installation Certification Program

WarmlyYours, a radiant heating manufacturer specializing in electric floor heating and snow melting, launched a radiant heating installation certification program for professionals, such as flooring installers, electricians, general contractors and paving contractors.

A Sculptural Urbanscape at Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences

Taking center stage of the urban landscape located at the entrance of the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences is “Event,” a stone sculpture crafted by sculptor Darrell Petit of Darrell Petit LLC and Stony Creek Quarry Inc. Petit was commissioned by landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) of Cambridge, MA.

Lake Huron Vacation Retreat A Home Away From Home

Located on the shoreline of Lake Huron, one of the five Great Lakes, is an awe-inspiring 17,222-square-foot second home in cottage country, approximately one hour from London, Ontario.

From the Editor | A Time for Opening Up

Spring is a time associated with rebirth. For those of us living in northern states, we welcome the smell of fresh cut grass and taking time to plant flowers and vegetable gardens.

One-on-one with Brittney Harmond

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design recently spoke with Brittney Harmond, a representative for Ceramics of Italy, to discuss the latest trends in large-format porcelain slabs. 

Alternative Stone Material Product Gallery

Alternative Stone Material Summer Product Gallery

MAPEI’s Ultrabond ECO® GPT hybrid adhesive wins at TISE

MAPEI was awarded ²Best in Innovation² for its Ultrabond ECO GPT hybrid-polymer-based adhesive for gauged porcelain tile as part of the ²Best of TISE Event² awards during The International Surface Event (TISE), which was held in Las Vegas, NV, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from June 16 to 18. 

Artaic relocates

Artaic recently opened a new state-of-the-art headquarters in Charlestown, MA, in the Biscuit Building  on the Schrafft's City Center Campus.

Daltile launches four new tile collections

Daltile is currently launching four new tile collections, bringing today’s hottest trends to life in a variety of colors, textures, sizes, shapes, patterns, materials and styles. These new assortments offer a myriad of fashionable products with exceptional performance features. 

Stone World News

Safety Precautions at the Jobsite

Even if a business has an established safety plan, rules and procedures must be followed for them to be effective.

Brazil Exports Ease Global Supply Chain Squeeze

 As American builders and construction companies struggle to source essential materials domestically, Brazilian exports of stones and ceramics see massive growth in popularity in the U.S. market

CNC Tooling & Accessories Roundup

Take a look at our roundup of products for CNC tooling and accessories.

Marmomac Welcomes the Stone Industry Back

Having switched to a virtual format last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marmomac is excited to welcome exhibitors and attendees back to Verona, Italy, this fall for its 2021 edition. 

Tech Update: Xtrafine Tools by Marmoelettromeccanica

Once again, Marmoelettromeccanica has revealed a new technology for the industry. 

Inside the Shop: Digital Templating with Prodim

Listen to Stone World's latest podcast: Zach Harris of Prodim discusses the importance of digital templating.

Tryon's Tips: Can't we all be more like Larry?

The world and the stone industry lost the physical presence of a great person recently, however, Larry Crowley’s contributions left a legacy to our industry. On June 20th of this year, Larry Crowley made the journey to be with his almighty father. I lift my glass to celebrate the life of a dear friend and a great man.

Proliner Stone Package & Draw Advanced

The new Generation X Proliner Stone packages add new powerful tools and functionalities to the digital templating flow solution that eliminate all uncertainty before installation. Safeguarding the outcome of a perfect fitting product has never been better!

Stone Column: The Beauty of Natural Stone

While I have seen booked-matched slabs form shower and bathroom walls, floor-to-ceiling fireplaces and even used as an interior accent wall, I have never seen ones used so creatively as a striking headboard in a bedroom.

Stone of the Month: Silver Stream by Antolini

This Stone of the Month is the glowing, luminous veins and silvery variations of Silver Stream generate a striking surface with dynamism and power. An Antolini exclusive, this marble has tones of gray, white and black. Technical details provide a frame of reference only.

Tech Update: Quantra Cast Technology

Quantra has developed proprietary technology, Quantra Cast Technology, which ensures that rock formed millions of years ago is casted in durable and beautiful products like sinks and basins utilizing up to 93% raw quartz material. 

Machine of the Month: Marmo Meccannica

Marmo Mecannica presents the world’s first flat polish and threshold machine. The LCV-ST can do everything the basic model can do, but more.

Merging Contemporary Design with Ancient Artifacts

At the heart of the interior design of Museum Hotel Antakya is the mosaic that was unearthed in archaeological excavations and viewed through glass walls from the hotel’s restaurant.

The Latest in Accessories to Countertops

Browse the latest in accessories for countertops in your kitchen.

Coverings 2021 Buzzes With Activity

While it might not have been quite the crowd of exhibitors and attendees that typically fill the expo floor, Coverings 2021 was certainly still a successful show. After having to reschedule last year’s event in New Orleans, LA, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Coverings greeted industry members at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Transcending Time with Natural Slate

The updates to an historic landmark in Washington, D.C. included construction of an addition to the Palisades Field House – featuring a CupaClad natural slate rainscreen cladding system

A Regional Connection

The new National Headquarters of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is a contemporary work of architecture showcasing natural stone and tile on both the exterior and interior.

Discovering the Value and Benefits of Natural Stone

Just about everyone working in the stone business has been asked about the value and benefits of natural stone at one time or another. When your sales people are asked this question, will they have the answer or will they struggle with their response?

Inside the Shop: From Outsourcing to Cutting

Courtney and Oskar Gruber founded Chippewa Stone, in Medina, OH, in 2004, at first as a one-stop home remodeling business who outsourced their stonework.

Report from India: Cut-to-Size Quartz from India

Since its inception in 2020, Divine Surfaces has filled the void in cut-to-size and projects division in the engineered stone space. Mudit Agarwal, the director of the company, has been in the stone business since 2003 manufacturing granite and marble slabs, exporting them to North America, Aurope, Africa and Asia.

Architect Designer Interviews

Tile Trends with Alena Capra

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design caught up with designer Alena Capra of Alena Capra Designs in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at Coverings 2021 to gain insight into what is trending in tile designs these days. 

Sculptor Darrell Petit Discusses Stone Carving and Sustainable Building

Jason Kamery interivews sculptor, Darrell Petit and talks about his career and his pasion for stone and sustainability of natural stone.

A Sculptural Urbanscape at Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences

Taking center stage of the urban landscape located at the entrance of the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences is “Event,” a stone sculpture crafted by sculptor Darrell Petit of Darrell Petit LLC and Stony Creek Quarry Inc. Petit was commissioned by landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) of Cambridge, MA.

One-on-one with Brittney Harmond

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design recently spoke with Brittney Harmond, a representative for Ceramics of Italy, to discuss the latest trends in large-format porcelain slabs. 

The virtual showroom

It has been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic struck and literally paralyzed everyone worldwide, but during this time many manufacturers and distributors of stone, tile and alternative surface materials have strategized and adapted new policies and procedures to make a safe working environment for their employees and customers alike.

Quartz surfacing contributes to “modern farmhouse” style

Cassandra LaValle, the founder and creative director of Coco Kelley and The Emerald Studio, favored Silestone Lagoon for the surfacing and bright white paint from Benjamin Moore. In this interview, La Valle explains her thoughts and inspiration behind the design.

One-on-one with Leslie Markman-Stern

Leslie Markman-Stern, president of Leslie M. Stern Design shares her experiences and trends she is seeing in the market

One-on-one with mosaic tile artist Mercedes Austin

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design magazine had the opportunity to talk with Mercury Mosaics owner Mercedes Austin about her 20 years of experience, how she got started and some of the experiences she has had working with customers.

2020 Hospitality design trends

With the hospitality design sector in a seemingly constant state of change, tile and other alternative material manufacturers need to stay up-to-date on current trends in colors, shapes, finishes and sizes to meet the demands of the architectural and design community.

Designer uses large-format tile to transform a small space

Working within an extremely small footprint in an original 1951 home, Sheryl Steinberg, Allied ASID, LEED Green Associate, of Sheryl Steinberg Interior Design, LLC in Bethesda, MD, was tasked with creating an open, modern, bright, efficient, usable, roomier bathroom that reflected the owner’s modern style.

One-on-one with mosaic tile creator Danilo Bonazza

Danilo Bonazza is a mosaic artist and owner of Art & Mosaics. He discusses how he got involved with mosaic art and how he designs his works of art.

HanStone Quartz used to create a dream kitchen and bathroom

Using the stunning views of Downtown Atlanta, architect and designer Vykintas Genys used HanStone Quartz to bring his client’s vision to life.

One-on-one with architect Ryan Thewes

Ryan Thewes, the owner of Ryan Thewes Architect, has been a licensed architect for 10 years and discussed his business and some of the trends he is seeing in the stone and tile industries.

Traditional building, stone design used for Church in Philadelphia

FFKR Architects in Salt Lake City, UT, has worked with the Church of Latter Day Saints for at least 25 years. FFKR Architects has built these temples in major cities all over the world, roughly 150 of them and every year the Church of Latter Day Saints announces four or five new temples.

CSTD Column: From the Editor

For this issue of Contemporary Stone and Tile Design magazine, we take a look at stone used in architectural landscape and building stone applications, as well as some creative uses of quartz surfacing.

One-on-one with designer Karen Kettler

Karen Kettler, the president of Karen Kettler Design, based in Charlotte, NC, talked with Contemporary Stone & Tile Design to discuss her 20 years of experience with using stone and tile in her designs and the trends she is seeing in the industry.

Kitchen & Bathroom Trends

The kitchen is one of the most essential spaces in any household. A place where meals are made, family time is spent and memories are created. Appropriately deemed the “heart of the home,” the design of this space is crucial, especially to those who like to entertain.

One-on-one with architect Stephen B. Jacobs

"As I look back at my career, almost every decade pulled us in a different direction. In the 1970’s we focused on Adaptive Reuse, designing projects in New York City but also Patterson NJ, Norwich CT, and Upstate NY."

One-on-one with Stephanie Vierra

Stephanie Vierra has developed, managed and taught programs that support an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to a variety of topics. She is the president and owner of Vierra Design & Education Services, LLC, specializing in research, project management, and educational programs on sustainability and whole building design.

One-on-One with Interior Designer Dawn D. Totty

Dawn D. Totty is a native New Yorker, and lived there for all of her life before moving south 10 years ago. She started designing in the fashion world, and then transition into interior design 15 years ago. She designs residentially and commercially. Her signature claim to fame is very custom designs.