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Oct 24, 2023

Caught at TSP 2023!

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Stone World News

Tub/Shower Panels from MSI Surfaces

Upgrade your bathroom with porcelain, marble or quartz panels. [...]

Innovative Programs and Activations Announced for Coverings 2024

Coverings, the largest and preeminent international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, has released a comprehensive roster of both popular and new onsite activations for Coverings 2024, which will take place April 22 to 25, 2024, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The renowned, four-day industry event will deliver breathtaking global tile displays, invaluable industry insights and engaging networking opportunities through an unmatched lineup of special programming and show floor features stretching nine miles of tile and global exhibit space. [...]

Louisville Tile Promotes Kristine Gaines to Chief Financial Officer

Louisville Tile Distributors, Inc. (“Louisville Tile”), one of America’s largest and longest-tenured distributors of ceramic tile and related products, announced the promotion of Kristine Gaines as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Gaines offers a wealth of financial expertise and a proven track record within the company. [...]

Discover Valdorcia, a Collection from Cerdomus with a Tuscan Terra Cotta Look

Explore the warm hues that convey the rhythm of Tuscan nature. [...]

Daltile Highlights the Attributes of Tile for National Tile Day

This Friday is National Tile Day 2024 and Daltile, the largest designer and manufacturer of tile in North America, wants to kick-off the celebration by highlighting the myriad of attributes that make tile an outstanding component of residential and commercial design, construction, and remodeling.  Tile excels in many categories:  beauty, performance in wet areas, cleanliness, sustainability, durability, and value.  [...]

The Pure Collection from Daltile

Pure is the sophisticated choice for any space. [...]

Richard Stahl Named 2023 Natural Stone Craftsman of the Year

Richard Stahl (Galloy & Van Etten) has been named 2023 Natural Stone Craftsman of the Year. [...]

A Look Back on TISE 2024

The International Surface Event (TISE) brought industry members together through education, exhibits and networking opportunities. [...]

This Past Fall Portobello America Debuted New Collection

These new offerings are domestically produced and specifically designed for the American marketplace using advanced manufacturing design and production technology. [...]

Manzelli Topline Vacuum Lifters Available through GranQuartz

Manzelli's Topline vacuum lifters, available through GranQuartz, boast an unparalleled track record of productivity, safety and longevity. [...]

Groves TR6K Heavy-Duty Transport Rack

Effortlessly transport entire jobs to the worksite with Groves Heavy-Duty TR6K Transport Rack. This versatile workhorse can support up to 6,000 lbs. (3,000 lbs. per side) and is fork-liftable. [...]

Denise Daniels Receives 2024 Women in Stone Pioneer Award

Denise Daniels (MB Stone Care and Supply) is the 2024 Women in Stone Pioneer Award recipient. [...]

Coverings Inspires Design with 2024 Tile Trends

Coverings, North America’s largest and premier international tile and stone exhibition and conference, has unveiled the top tile trends for 2024 in celebration of National Tile Day.  [...]

Neolith Appoints New CEO of North American Operation

Daniel Sánchez takes the helm as CEO of Neolith North America. [...]

Manu Shah Receives 2023 Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement

Manu Shah (MSI) has received the 2023 Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement. [...]

Antolini Unveils New Design Concept at KBIS

Antolini will reveal a new design concept for its booth at KBIS 2024 -- prominently displaying Cristallo Vitrum “Wow,” Patagonia Vitrum and Amazonite® quartzites as the "stars" of the show. [...]

Florida Stone Summit Makes an Impact

The Stone Industry Education program – organized by Stone World and the Natural Stone Institute – launched its 2024 series at Marble of the World in Pompano Beach, FL, on Thursday, February 15th, with industry veteran Eric Tryon presenting.  [...]

When Porcelain Stoneware Meets Water

Aquatio is the new range of washbasins, shower trays and shelves made with Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware. [...]

NSI Addresses the Use of Adhesives with Natural Stone

The Natural Stone Institute will hold its first technical seminar of the year covering adhesives and natural stone on Thursday, February 22nd. [...]

Emser Tile Takes Home Three 2024 ‘Best Of’ Awards at TISE Best Innovation, Best Product & Best Booth

Emser Tile, leading designer and producer of the world’s finest tile and natural stone, has been awarded three ‘Best Of’ awards at The International Surface Event (TISE) -- the largest floor covering, stone and tile industry trade show in North America. [...]

Architect Designer Interviews

Experienced Designer Shares Stories of Working with Tile and Stone

A New Jersey designer took time to discuss her preferences for designing with stone and tile in both residential and commercial applications. [...]

Premium Materials for Kitchen Remodel

Christopher Grubb, president/founder of Arch-Interiors Design Group, embarked on a complete interior remodel of a 6,500-square-foot residence on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Recently, he took time to share with Contemporary Stone & Tile Design details about the high-end kitchen remodel. [...]

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. [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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." [...]