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OHM International Introduces AUREA STONE New Innovative Surfacing Product

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OHM International Introduces AUREA STONE New Innovative Surfacing Product

Posted on 22 December 2016 by cradmin

aurea stoneOHM International, historically an importer and wholesaler of quality natural stone products, has introduced AUREA STONE, a second-generation quartz surfacing.

Aurea Stone is being billed as Quartz 2.0 because of its realistic match to natural marble. The high-definition look of this quartz surfacing provide for its sharp, clean, tight lines of movement. It also has a translucent quality that allows for depth in soft subtle undertones of color that allow for its realistic marble look. It offers very bright whites and a grainless surface that result in solid light reflection and shine.

The material is nonporous, making it highly stain-resistant, easy to clean and exceedingly hygienic for food preparation. This durable surface is also etch-, scratch- and heat-resistant.

Slabs are jumbo sized at 3cm thick and 126 by 63 in. The material comes in seven marble-like colors/patterns: Paragon, Venatino Sfumato, Phidias, Calacatta Dinergy, Lincoln, Etched and Epitome. AUREA STONE comes with a 15-year warranty. For more information, visit www.ohmintl.com/aureastone/.

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Akrilika Launches AQ Stone Quartz Surfacing Series

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Akrilika Launches AQ Stone Quartz Surfacing Series

Posted on 18 November 2016 by cradmin

akrilikaRussian-based supplier Akrilika introduced AQ Stone – а new line of quartz surfacing material that features marblelike aesthetic and vast veining, flowing through each design. The new products are distinguished by a dynamic combination of natural beauty and performance as demanded by the discerning customers.

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A Sad Reminder Why Slab Handling Safety Is Critical

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A Sad Reminder Why Slab Handling Safety Is Critical

Posted on 11 November 2016 by cradmin

This video put forth by the Marble Institute of America (now MIA+BSI) is a sad reminder of just why following the correct slab handling techniques with granite, marble, quartz or other heavy stones is extremely critical to the safety and health of fabricators and countertop fabrication businesses everywhere.

This is just the introduction to a much larger video offered by the association.

You may also be interested in this article on aerial lift safety.

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Karran Offers New Quartz Sink Models

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Karran Offers New Quartz Sink Models

Posted on 02 September 2016 by cradmin

karran white quartz sinkKarran is now offering several new quartz sink models that seamlessly undermount to laminate and solid surface, according to the company. These include the Q-350 double equal bowl, the Q-340 extra large single bowl, the Q-360R in white (shown here) and the Q-320 standard single bowl.

You may also be interested in this article on sink trends for 2016.

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GranQuartz Offers New Edge Polishing Tools

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GranQuartz Offers New Edge Polishing Tools

Posted on 17 August 2016 by cradmin

GranQuartz edge finishing wheelsGranQuartz Offers two new edge polishing combo wheels. The ProSeries Fusion Combo Wheels available from GranQuartz are designed for single pass edge finishing on both bullnose and straight edge profiles. Suitable for Park Industries’ Velocity machines for both granite and engineered stone, they are 130 or 150mm in diameter with Snail Lock Connections. The second ProSeries wheels, the NTR2Combo, are made for made in the same sizes and for the same uses, but on backsplash machines. Best flat, it can be used for round profile polishing and requires very low pressure, reducing stress on spindle heads.

You may also be interested in this video displaying a variety of different edge profiles.

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Fabricator Profile: Southern Stone Surfaces Looks Forward to Growth

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Fabricator Profile: Southern Stone Surfaces Looks Forward to Growth

Posted on 12 July 2016 by CRadmin2

kitchen-travertine-countersSouthern Stone Surfaces, located in Nashville, Tenn., was founded in 2006, and today, it is one of the largest countertop fabricators in the region. The company’s specializes in granite, marble and quartz surfacing, and its primary customers are builders and cabinetmakers. However, some retail business is also done directly for homeowners.

In 2013, Southern Stone Surfaces had a banner year thanks to a healthy local construction market in the area, and it outgrew its old processes. At one time, Tom Grimm, the director of operations, and his team were using spreadsheets to calculate surface area, and as business grew, they began to lose track of critical information. In addition, the spreadsheets could in no way integrate with the rest of the company’s systems.

Southern Stone Surfaces met its growth by adopting advanced technology and increasing inventory, which allowed the company to reduce turnaround times dramatically. Among the equipment available in the shop are a digital Laser Templator from Laser Products Industries and a Fusion Saw Jet from Park Industries. Southern Stone Surfaces has also made a commitment to “invest in green, environment friendly tools and processes” and has streamlined its customer service experience with an efficient software system.

Read more of this Fabricator Profile here: Southern Stone Surfaces

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Vadara Quartz Surfaces Launched by U.S. Surface Warehouse

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Vadara Quartz Surfaces Launched by U.S. Surface Warehouse

Posted on 15 June 2016 by cradmin

Vadara Carrera

Carrara is one of 24 colors in U.S. Surface Warehouse’s new Vadara Quartz Surfaces

U.S. Surface Warehouse, supplier of Livingstone solid surface, launched a line of quartz surfacing designed to have a natural look monikered “Vadara.” The company’s Los Angeles distribution facility is now open and serving fabricators in the Southern California market. The material offers a line of colors and patterns across four collections, each containing six colors for a total of 24. The Santorini, Toledo, Paris and Milan Collections feature a spectrum of options from earthy tones, to marblesque colors to grays, whites and dark options ranging from more traditional looks to veined tones. The product is priced to be very affordable, according to the company.

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Caesarstone Adds to Classico and Supernatural Quartz Collections

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Caesarstone Adds to Classico and Supernatural Quartz Collections

Posted on 10 June 2016 by cradmin

caesarstone _Symphony_GreyCaesarstone launched eight new colors as part of its Classico and Supernatural collections. They are: Symphony Grey (pictured here), with streaming light and dark tones and diagonal lines and veining; Urban Safari, with a khaki tone and spanning diagonal veins; Cosmopolitan White, a whirlpool of streaming shades with diagonal lines and veining; Taj Royal, with creamy hues and delicate veins; Vivid White, the company’s purest shade of white; Nobel Grey, a light grey with swirls of dark grey and creamy hues; Statuario Maximus, a marble-inspired design with broad shades of grey veins across a white base; and Tuscan Dawn, a bold brown with vanilla strokes.

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Artisan Group Launches Aventine Quartz Line

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Artisan Group Launches Aventine Quartz Line

Posted on 08 June 2016 by cradmin

Artisan group Aventine QuartzArtisan Group, a North American group of 35 countertop fabricators, launched its exclusive Aventine Quartz line with 23 colors. The color palette is contemporary with whites such as Luxe, Glacial and Titanium White; grays like Concrete, Graphite and Sage Honed; and veined marbles like Calacatta Aventine, Toffee and Vogue. Aventine joins the group’s offerings of Artisan Stone Collection granite and marble, Saratoga Soapstone and Heritage Wood countertops.

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Fabricator Profile: Rock Tops Is a Full-Service Fabricator

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Fabricator Profile: Rock Tops Is a Full-Service Fabricator

Posted on 06 June 2016 by cradmin

quartz_2-lgRock Tops Granite and Stone, LLC was located in Clovis, N.M., three years ago, but the company has since moved to Plainview, Texas. When the company was in New Mexico, it focused exclusively on fabricating quartz, granite and solid surface countertops for customers at big-box stores, but after the move, Rock Tops expanded into the retail market.

The characteristic of Rock Tops that makes the owners and employees the proudest is the fact that the company is full-service countertop fabricator that offers custom work and can complete quality work at lower prices than the competition. The prices at Rock Tops are discounted anywhere from 25 percent to 40 percent compared to the prices set by its competitors, and prices for granite installation start at only $35 per sq. ft.

The primary goals at Rock Tops Granite and Stone are to create beautiful countertops and to keep customers satisfied throughout the entire process. The company’s staff offers a diverse skillset and workmanship is always state of the art.

Read more of this Fabricator Profile here: Rock Tops

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