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Fabricator Profile: Solid Surfaces Inc. Stays on the Cutting Edge

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Fabricator Profile: Solid Surfaces Inc. Stays on the Cutting Edge

Posted on 27 January 2017 by CRadmin3

Screen-Shot-2016-01-12-at-8.17.12-AMSolid Surfaces Inc. was one of the first solid-surface fabricators to automate its shop, and the company takes pride in staying on the cutting edge of surface materials and fabrication processes. After updating the business’s software, Mitch Makowski, president of Solid Surfaces Inc., found that he and his team could communicate more efficiently, which streamlined the entire fabrication process.

To keep Solid Surfaces Inc. at the forefront of technology, the company formed a partnership with DuPont to field test new processes for fabricators, and the technicians at Solid Surfaces have been able to provide feedback that has helped shape and refine these techniques.

For the last 30 years, Solid Surfaces Inc. has been headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., and today, the original shop is accompanied by a sister facility in Buffalo with a separate division, Florida Surfaces LLC, located in Orlando. The company is accredited by the Marble Institute of America (MIA) and is a member of The Artisan Group.

Read more of this Fabricator Profile here: Solid Surfaces Inc. – Customer Profile

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Hanex Solid Surfaces Introduces the Stratum Collection

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Hanex Solid Surfaces Introduces the Stratum Collection

Posted on 07 December 2016 by CRadmin3

hanex-stratumHanwha Surfaces introduced the Stratum Collection by Hanex Solid Surfaces, the company’s solid surfaces division. The Collection’s six new colors fuse versatility with beauty, inspired by diverse conversations with architects and designers to create innovative commercial and residential acrylic surfacing. The styles include soft veining and movement that adds a sophisticated element to any interior space. The new collection’s six colors and patterns are: Clara, a serene white color; Marelinho, with soft touches of realistic veining twisting through a warm sand color; Nublado, with a drifting wavy pattern and light grey palette; Adosia, a silky grey base with soft, rippling notes; Moreno, featuring earth tones and flowing strata; and Grenicio, with a crisp, cool grey coloring and wispy veining. The surfaces are reportedly stain-resistant and nonporous, making them the ideal material for commercial applications.

You may also be interested in this article about solid surface colors available from Meganite.

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Fabricator Profile: KAT Fabricators Stays Organized

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Fabricator Profile: KAT Fabricators Stays Organized

Posted on 14 October 2016 by CRadmin2

product-main-granite-largeKAT Fabricators is known as “your source for custom countertops” in the Dallas, Tex., area, and the company prides itself in keeping highly organized at all times. In fact, because the company does such a high volume of sales with big-box stores, such as Home Depot and Lowe’s, staying organized is a crucial element in maintaining customer relationships and honoring schedules.

Because KAT Fabricators does the majority of its business on the wholesale level, there is no need to maintain a showroom, and attention can be given to production and customer service. Stepping into the modest office, the company is all business. The customer-service department operates just behind the front door, and a few of the desks include state-of-the-art computer systems with dual monitors, which help to schedule up to 10 jobs each day with a high degree of accuracy.

Walking straight back through the office leads to the stone shop, which was originally dedicated to solid surface fabrication but now accommodates granite and engineered stone. Offering a wider variety of materials allows KAT Fabricators to act as a one-stop shop for dealers and builders with an assortment of jobs.

On the other side of the stone shop, is an open yard for warehousing slabs and remnants, and the solid surface shop is just past this. As of 2010, KAT Fabricators was using a CNC machine for sink holes while an advanced straight-line edger does most of the heavy work.

KAT Fabricators constantly and consistently works on improving efficiency and providing service and quality that surpasses that of the competition. This allows them to set competitive pricing without having to rely on low prices to gain new business.

Read more of this Fabricator Profile here: Tour of KAT Fabricators in Dallas

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ConfiAd Solid Surfaces Unveils New Marble Colors

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ConfiAd Solid Surfaces Unveils New Marble Colors

Posted on 03 October 2016 by CRadmin3

confiad solid surfacesConfiAd Solid Surfaces introduced five new colors to its Marble collection of solid surface. The new colors are Lanceline, Taupe Fog, Cliff, Cosmic Brown and Mud Flat. With these new additions, ConfiAd now has 13 marble color options to choose from.

ConfiAd offers a wide variety of surfacing possibilities with the 74 standard colors offered in its collections. Solid surface collections include: Solid, Lucent, Granite, Genesis and Marble.

You may also be interested in this video about repairing an acrylic solid surface sink.

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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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Still Time to Sign up for ISFA/IWF Countertop Symposium Sponsored by SolidSurface.com

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Still Time to Sign up for ISFA/IWF Countertop Symposium Sponsored by SolidSurface.com

Posted on 18 August 2016 by cradmin

There is still time to register for the full-day Countertop Symposium on Tuesday, August 23, at IWF. The event is put on by ISFA and sponsored by SolidSurface.com, and takes place the day before the show floor opens for IWF. The seminar is designed to provide a wealth of information to both established countertop fabricators and those exploring their options in the countertop industry.

Industry experts will share information and insights to help you learn about the products and business of the decorative surfacing industry.

Topics will include:

• Solid Surface Thermoforming
• Profiting from Diversification of your Countertop Shop
• Solid Surface Casework: Why it Makes Sense
• Countertop Industry Outlook: A Forecast of Factors Affecting the Industry
• Q & A opportunities with a distinguished panel of industry experts
The presenters include the owners of successful surfacing companies and others who are well versed in the technology, techniques and business requirements of countertop operations.

The session covers both residential and commercial operations, and encompasses information on solid surface, quartz surfacing, stone, laminate and a variety of other countertop options.

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Schultz Forming Products Carries Solid Surface Vacuum Former

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Schultz Forming Products Carries Solid Surface Vacuum Former

Posted on 12 August 2016 by cradmin

Schultzform - CopyManufactured by Schultz Forming Products, the Solid Surface Vacuum Former is available in two standard sizes: 48 by 103 in. and 48 by 150 in., however custom sizes are also available. The membrane frame raises 28 in. for tall projects. The machine uses a reserve tank to hold vacuum pressure so that there is no need for a large pump that has to run all the time making the units energy efficient. The vacuum pressure is easily controlled with a Mercoid switch. All functions are controlled electronically with a simple to understand panel located on the front of the unit: “Power On,” “Frame Up/Down,” Apply Vacuum” and “Release” to dump the vacuum, which allows a faster frame opening action for project removal. The Membrane is held in place with snaps for easy removal. Used mainly for forming solid surface materials and plastics, it can also be used for decorative sheet film and porous materials like veneer. They are durable, maintenance-free and easy to use, reports the company.

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RouterBitsNow.com Offers New Bit Styles

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RouterBitsNow.com Offers New Bit Styles

Posted on 05 August 2016 by cradmin

Router Bits NowRouterBitsNow.com offers one-step router bits for a 1/8-in. radius in solid surface. The company caries all of the major manufacturers bowl bit recommendations in 1/8- and ½-in radius options. The company also offers a four-bit set that includes bits for a 1/8-in radius and 10, 15 and 20 degree bowl profiles.

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Lotte Introduces 15 New Staron Solid Surface Choices

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Lotte Introduces 15 New Staron Solid Surface Choices

Posted on 13 July 2016 by CRadmin3

Staron New ColorsLotte Advanced Materials unveiled 15 new Staron Solid Surfaces colors and patterns. According to the company, the new choices available increase the design flexibility of the material. Staron Solid Surfaces are hygienic, nonporous and heat-, scratch- and stain-resistant. The recent additions include: Solid Pure White, Solid Univers, Solid Sunflower, Solid Serene, Solid Tusk, Tempest Shell, Pebble Chocolate, Sanded Clay, Sanded Cornmeal, Sanded Meadow, Aspen Concrete, Aspen Pond, Aspen Alder, Aspen Cliff and Aspen Sky.

You may also be interested in this article about particulate-based solid surface.

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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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