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CountertopResource.com Hires Countertop Industry Veteran Chad Thomas as Sales Director

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CountertopResource.com Hires Countertop Industry Veteran Chad Thomas as Sales Director

Posted on 30 January 2017

CountertopResource.com, the leader in information portals for the countertop industry and its subsidiaries, is pleased to announce that it has hired Chad Thomas as its Sales Director. Thomas has more than 15 years of experience in the countertop and surfacing industry, having started at Integra Adhesives in 2001, where he was an integral part of […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Coverings 2018 Calls for Speakers

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Coverings 2018 Calls for Speakers

Posted on 22 August 2017

Coverings, the largest international tile and stone show in North America, invites conference presenters and industry leaders to submit educational proposals for the show’s 2018 Conference Program. Returning to Atlanta for the first time since 2013, Coverings will be held May 8-11 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Lauded for its dynamic and engaging educational […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Franke Launches Italian-Inspired Pescara Collection

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Franke Launches Italian-Inspired Pescara Collection

Posted on 21 August 2017

Franke introduced its new Pescara Collection, a contemporary family of sinks with clean lines and a large, open workspace. The collection is inspired by Italian tradition and its artisan culture. Now available in showrooms nationwide, Pescara sinks are made from Franke stainless steel. Available in seven sizes that range from a 14-in. prep sink to a […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Tenax Introduces Titanium Glue

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Tenax Introduces Titanium Glue

Posted on 18 August 2017

Tenax Titanium glue has been developed with the latest Vinyl Ester technology.  According to the company Titanium is ideal for seaming, laminations, miter cuts, and chip repair on all granite, marbles, quartz and quartzite materials. Tenax Titanium boasts workability and easy ability to stir and spread. It is available in knife grade and flowing formulas. The […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Video: Working with Porcelain Slabs

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Video: Working with Porcelain Slabs

Posted on 17 August 2017

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 edge finishing. You may also […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Corian Celebrates Fifty Years With Three New Colors

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Corian Celebrates Fifty Years With Three New Colors

Posted on 16 August 2017

Corian®, the solid and non-porous high-tech surface material from DuPont celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Corian, a synthetic and versatile material, has gained much recognition and acclaim internationally. Represented in both residential and commercial environments, Corian is utilized in kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, lighting, technology and healthcare. To celebrate the occassion, Corian has introduced three new distinctive […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Using Onyx for Countertops and Backsplashes

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Using Onyx for Countertops and Backsplashes

Posted on 15 August 2017

Consumers and business owners looking for an elegant material for countertops, bar tops and tabletops often overlook the brilliance and magnificence of onyx. Recently, this material was featured by the Natural Stone Promotional Campaign in an article titled The Mystique of Onyx by Karin Kirk. Use Natural Stone, the name of the campaign, is led […] Continue reading this countertop info

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MSI Updates/Expands Houston Showroom and Distribution Center

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MSI Updates/Expands Houston Showroom and Distribution Center

Posted on 14 August 2017

MSI recently updated and expanded its Houston Showroom and Distribution Center. MSI has increased the size of its Houston facility by 25,000 sq. ft. The location now boasts more than 210,000 sq. ft. of on-trend surfaces—from tile and countertops, to slabs, flooring, and hardscaping. The expansive space new displays allow customers to get hands-on with the […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Caesarstone Expands Available Colors to all Nebraska Furniture Mart Locations

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Caesarstone Expands Available Colors to all Nebraska Furniture Mart Locations

Posted on 11 August 2017

Caesarstone, developer and manufacturer of premium quartz surfaces, now offers its full range of colors, including the newest additions to the Classico collection, at all Nebraska Furniture Mart locations across the US.  Caesarstone quartz surfaces will be available at the various Nebraska Furniture Mart locations in Omaha, Kansas City, Des Moines and The Colony in Texas. […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Business Sense: You Can’t Have 10 Specialties

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Business Sense: You Can’t Have 10 Specialties

Posted on 10 August 2017

Many countertop fabricators today like to offer their customers a full range of products and services, but saying you specialize in each one of them stretches the definition of the word a little too far. For example, one countertop fabricator’s website claims the company specializes in “granite, marble, limestone, tiles, quartz, travertine, onyx soapstone pavers […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Tesselle Introduces Safari Hexagonal Cement Tiles

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Tesselle Introduces Safari Hexagonal Cement Tiles

Posted on 09 August 2017

Safari Hexagonal Cement Tiles by Tesselle bring new exotic walls/backsplashes and countertops, in environments ranging from classic to modern. Laid out randomly, Safari tiles aim to create a non-repeating pattern that will make each surface unique. The tiles may be used indoors or outdoors, as accents or the main feature. Safari cement tiles claim to […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Federal Brace Introduces Eco-Lucent LED Lighting System

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Federal Brace Introduces Eco-Lucent LED Lighting System

Posted on 08 August 2017

Federal Brace introduced a new eco-friendly light system to its line of LED-lit systems and brackets. A multi-part system, the new Eco-Lucent LED Lighting System uses a remote system to take on multiple colors and can even change colors through a variety of light-color cycles. It will be joining Federal Brace’s LED lighted brackets and will […] Continue reading this countertop info

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New Ravenna Introduces New Collection of Mosaics

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New Ravenna Introduces New Collection of Mosaics

Posted on 07 August 2017

New Ravenna introduced Trove, a collection of six mosaics designed by Sara Baldwin. The mosaics are handcrafted by artisans in Virginia using natural stone, brass and aluminum. Sara Baldwin was inspired to create a collection that captures the layered colors, patterns, shapes, and illusions of texture, found in the night sky. The mosaics portray stars […] Continue reading this countertop info

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MIA+BSI Adds Silicosis Training Resource to Natural Stone University

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MIA+BSI Adds Silicosis Training Resource to Natural Stone University

Posted on 04 August 2017

MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute has added a new silicosis training resource to the Natural Stone University. This resource, entitled “Silicosis: An Industry Guide to Awareness and Prevention,” is divided into three sections: • What Is Silicosis?: An Industry Guide to Awareness and Prevention • Air Quality Test Methods • Safety Precautions for Workers “This […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Wilsonart Adds Five New Decors to Traceless Laminate Range

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Wilsonart Adds Five New Decors to Traceless Laminate Range

Posted on 03 August 2017

Wilsonart has extended the palette of its Traceless laminate range with the addition of five new decors. Port, Night Wood, Monocrete, Cornflower and Arctic White join the current six shades, Black, Chocolate, Ebony, Snow White, Soft Grey and Shadow. Traceless laminate is the original laminate surface featuring a fingerprint-resistant technology that allows the surface to be […] Continue reading this countertop info

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BLANCO Releases New QUATRUS R15 Apron Front Sink

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BLANCO Releases New QUATRUS R15 Apron Front Sink

Posted on 02 August 2017

BLANCO, the German manufacturer of sinks and faucets, has introduced the new QUATRUS R15 Apron Front Super Single Bowl. The company states that the QUATRUS R15 brings convenience and durability to the kitchen with its single bowl apron front style, satin finish, and large corner radius. The QUATRUS R15 includes a 304 series 18 gauge stainless […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Aristech Announces New Chief Executive Officer

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Aristech Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Posted on 01 August 2017

Aristech Surfaces LLC announced that Mike Marchi has been selected by the Aristech board of directors as its new chief executive officer. Marchi assumes his new role effective August 1, 2017. Marchi succeeds Ross McMillan, who will remain involved in the company as a board member. “The Aristech board could not have picked a better […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Video: Maintaining Soapstone – Mineral Oil vs. Wax

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Video: Maintaining Soapstone – Mineral Oil vs. Wax

Posted on 28 July 2017

For many years, mineral oil has been the standard method for maintaining the dark, rich look of soapstone countertops. However, many companies have moved to recommending special wax formulas. This video produced by Green Mountain Soapstone, explains maintenance using both methods and discusses some of the pros and cons. Of course, the discussion centers around […] Continue reading this countertop info

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