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Mar 1, 2019

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10 Unbelievably Bold and Unique Tile Ideas to Try

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CSTD News

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. 

New Unique Handcrafted Glass Tiles for Elevated Style

Featuring a dynamic range of eye-catching shapes, patterns and cutting edge designs, the Palisades Handcrafted Glass collection is unique to creation and elevates any design style.

From the Editor: Moving forward with change

The spring edition of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design (CSTD) is the launch of our new eMagazine platform – allowing for interactive components and the convenience of viewing the content on your computer, tablet or phone.

Influenced by American Nordic culture

Minnesota Ventures and ESG Architecture and Design partnered with Cambria to bring an American Nordic theme to life in this invigorating indoor-outdoor space.

Spring Product Review

The popularity of stone and tile being used in the bathroom continues to be on the rise, below is a small example of the latest trends and materials out there being used.

Creating a light airy feel for a kitchen remodel

With the desire to create a light airy feel for her kitchen remodel, the homeowner chose bright colors and Bostik’s Dimension RapidCure glitter grout to achieve the aesthetic

Podcast | Sealing with Katie Kraus

Katie Kraus, the brand manager of tile and stone for Rustoleum, discusses the difference in different sealing techniques and confusion around sealing quartz, as well as common issues with sealing

Stone World News

Stone of the Month: Charcoal Black Granite

This Stone of the Month is Charcoal Black Granite and supplied by Coldspring. Technical details provide a frame of reference only.

Blick Industries awarded Best of StonExpo Award for Product

Suction cups with advanced top pad recognized in the Best of StonExpo product category at The International Surface Event, which was held from June 16 to 18, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV

Stone Column: It’s Good to be Back

I recently returned from Las Vegas to attend TISE. I must admit, a few months ago when I made the decision to go I was excited but still a little apprehensive. But by the time I was in the airport, I suddenly enjoyed the feeling of being “normal” again. And once I entered the Mandalay Bay, it felt good to be back.

Machine of the Month: SABERjet™ XP 5-Axis CNC Sawjet

Powerful enough to cut quartzite with ease, yet versatile enough to cut porcelain with precision, the SABERjet™ XP CNC Sawjet is the ultimate countertop cutting machine.

2021 Coverings Returns to Orlando

After having to reschedule last year’s show in New Orleans, LA, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Coverings is excited to return to one of its main homes at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, from July 7 to 9, 2021.

Are You Ready for Digital Templating?

Technology continually drives efficiency and quality production. Particularly for the stone industry, advances in technology attribute to fabrication of intricate custom pieces, high-volume production, organization and even offer a solution to labor shortage.

Tryon's Tips: Developing more managerial bandwidth…

One of the biggest frustrations I have had over the years with a lot of stone fabrication companies is their unwillingness to invest into human capital. Many owners seem reluctant to hire and develop middle-level managers because they see it as an unnecessary expense. 

Tiffany Aryeh of Amalfi Stone Talks About Her Company

Tiffany Aryeh of Amalfi Stone talks about her company and shares details of working through the pandemic to complete one of their most high-profile luxury projects, Pendry Hollywood.

Technology Update: Jobsite App Mobile App

Jobsite App Mobile App by Stone Profit Systems recently was honored in the Innovation category of the 2021 Best of StonExpo Awards at The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas, NV. Dylan Weschler of Stone Profit Systems recently shared with Stone World some insight into the mobile app.

The New Generation X - Proliner Stone Packages

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!

Cutting Porcelain with Moe Coelho

Moe Coelho founded Sudbury Granite & Marble in April of 2001. In 2019, Moe Coelho Porcelain was formed to focus specifically on the fast growing porcelain market.

Industry Members Reunite at TISE

The International Surfaces Event (TISE) provided the first opportunity for stone industry members to reconnect after more than a year of virtual events

Caesarstone's Commitment to the Environment

As a manufacturer of quartz surfacing since 1987, Caesarstone has continually evolved to output high-quality products to be used in diverse design applications. Stone World had the opportunity to ask Elizabeth Margles, vice president of Caesarstone North America, some questions about the company’s commitment to the environment and its future plans for expansion and new product introductions.

Technology Update: Diamond Brushes

Tenax diamond brushes can be used on existing tools that are used every day in fabrication shops to create antique finishes on slabs.

The Safe Zone:  A Block Tale

Stories of stone accidents and injuries go back generations. It is common to meet people that work in the stone business who have a story to tell. Stories of their mishaps and close calls provide a glimpse into their world.

Stone Column: Back on the Road

As we head into summer, I have to say that the future is looking brighter. Life is starting to feel more like it did pre-pandemic. I am excited that in a few weeks I will be traveling to Las Vegas for The International Surface Event (TISE).

Talking Bluestone and Flagstone with Robinson Flagstone

Thomas Ruane of Robinson Flagstone took the time to talk to Stone World magazine about trends in flagstone and about the increase demand for the product.

What to expect at TISE 2021

The International Surface Event is set to return to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, in June and a revamped educational program will provide learning opportunities, but in a safe way to keep attendees healthy.

Podcast | One on one with Brothers In Granite

Listen to the latest podcast with Fernando Xavier, the co-owner of Brothers In Granite. He discusses how the business has grown and how they make things easier for fabricators.

Stone of the Month: Indiana Limestone

This Stone of the Month is Indiana Limestone and supplied by Polycor Inc. Technical details provide a frame of reference only.

Architect Designer Interviews

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.

Outdoor Living Designer Joshua Gillow Designs with Natural Stone

MasterPLAN Outdoor Living is a design/build firm located in Eastern Pennsylvania that specializes in backyard transformations to enhance their clients’ lives. We sat down with Josh Gillow, founder of MasterPLAN Outdoor Living to learn more.

Q&A with Anjie Cho, Interior Architect + Feng Shui Consultant

Anjie Cho talked with Contemporary Stone & Tile Design to discuss her use of stone and tile in her designs and the trends she is seeing in the industry.