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10-Point Pandemic Kitchen Rating Guide

JG Kitchens

How are you holding up? It’s been a couple of months since so many aspects of our lives changed so suddenly and dramatically. Millions of Americans are working from home now, exercising at home, homeschooling their kids, and doing much more cooking and cleaning than they have in years.

Tile of Spain Announces the Launch of New Website for the U.S.

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the International ceramic tile brand representing over 120 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website,

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Top Home Bathroom Flooring Options

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Choosing the most suitable bathroom flooring can be daunting. You want your bathroom flooring to complement the rest of the home yet still withstand high moisture levels, humidity and heavy foot traffic.

Playlist of the Week – Summer Concerts

Architectural Ceramics

Week of May 25, 2020. As many artists and musicians have had to cancel their live shows for the foreseeable future, the summer concert scene will look a bit different this year. That’s no reason not to rock out on your own from the comfort of your own backyard.

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Tile Inspiration from Around The World

Garden State Tile Blog

Ceramic tile encompasses thousands of years of history and extends to nearly every culture in the world. Its beauty and durability can be seen in our greatest historical buildings and most treasured cities, with some of the civilization’s earliest tile constructions still standing today.

Radio Stone Update -- May 27, 2020

Stone Update

Online Xiamen show, new CEO for Pearlman, pro-active Covid-19 industry response. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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New Ways to Improve Ceramic Materials' 'Mortar'

The A to Z of Building

When most people think of ceramics, they might envision their favorite mug or a flowerpot. But modern technology is full of advanced ceramics, from silicon solar panels to ceramic superconductors and

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The Beauty of Brazilian Slate Meets The Durability of Porcelain

Garden State Tile Blog

New to Garden State Tile, the Ardosia Porcelain Collection features stunning graphics that are reminiscent of the elegance and simplicity of Brazilian slate, met with the durability of porcelain.

Radio Stone Update -- May 20, 2020 Vol 1 No 1

Stone Update

A review of the proposed tariffs on quartz slabs from India and Turkey, plus news on U.S.-made made porcelain slab and an online Coverings trade event. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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Minimal Office Space Ideas that are stylish & functional

Trendir Magazine

Quarantine has most of us working from home with little to no motivation to get up and work in a boring space every single day. However, while working from home has become quite the task, changing up the space you work in can truly make a difference in how inspired you become.

Best Memory Foam Mattress

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Expertly crafted to adapt and conform to your body, the best memory foam mattresses deliver customized support and comfort. These foam mattresses have an elasticity from polyurethane foam that enables the mattress to bounce back to its original form, hence the reference to “memory.”

Anti-Freezing Polymer Additive Could Help Make Concrete More Durable

The A to Z of Building

In the modern-day infrastructures, concrete is one of the strongest and most abundant building materials. However, it has a weakness—ice—which causes crumbling and spallation of concrete


Covid-19 Affecting Global Countertop Demand

Stone Update

Freedonia study shows 2.6% annual rise through 2024 as coronavirus slows the market. Featured Latest News

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Invigorating Painted Brick Fireplace Ideas

Trendir Magazine

No matter the season or your decorating style, having a brick fireplace can be quite useful, not only because it allows you to warm your house without having to connect anything, but it’s a beautiful element to have.

HVAC Maintenance Tips

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Homeowners must perform routine HVAC maintenance for air quality safety reasons. Scheduling HVAC preventative maintenance ensures it performs properly and prolongs the lifespan of your unit. Neglecting your system could lead to inefficient performance and system failure.

050: Talking Shop with Marlon Blackwell

Life of an Architect

We have special guest Marlon Blackwell, FAIA on the podcast today and if you are not intimately familiar with his work, I am excited to be in a position to share it with you. Marlon and I go back a long way and it seemed only fitting that we should finally ask him to be on the podcast.

USITC Approves Unfair-Trade Action on India, Turkey Quartz Surfaces

Stone Update

Tariffs will likely be in single digits, with no retroactive assessment. Featured Latest News

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Cintec Announces Newport Engineers Save Egyptian Step Djoser Pyramid

The A to Z of Building

Egypt’s oldest pyramid has been saved from ruin thanks to a team of Newport engineers. The step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, known as the step pyramid, had been unstable since a massive


3 Features to Look for in a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Every day we are exposed to carbon monoxide gas from the burning of carbon-based fuels including coal, kerosene, natural gases, oil, propane and wood. Typically, this toxic gas would be expelled out of the home through vents, but it doesn’t always happen.

Maximize Savings When Building Your Own House

The Armchair Builder

May 26, 2020 How much can you save by taking on the general contractor role when you build your own house? Which building activities can be physically performed by the owner for additional savings? Check out our latest video as we tackle these questions for owner builders.

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Fabricator Sponsors Countertops for Local Heroes

Stone Update

Aurora, Ill., company will install tops for five area front-line workers. Featured Latest News


Natural Antifreeze Proteins Could be Key to Sustainable Concrete

The A to Z of Building

Proteins that safeguard animals and plants from freezing under extremely cold temperatures could be the key to cementing the sustainability of future infrastructure. Wil Srubar III. Image Credit: CU

Bed and Mattress Height

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Most people think about the size of the mattress when it comes to finding a new bed. But bed height and mattress height are often overlooked as factors that affect personal comfort, body health and the overall aesthetic of your sleep space.

Switching Internet Providers

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

What to Know When Switching Internet Providers. Residential internet service is a competitive business. Internet technology continues to evolve and new players are always entering the market. Therefore, the best deal you could find five years ago may not be right for you today.

New Flexible Building Material Could Have Civilian and Military Applications

The A to Z of Building

Buildings located several miles from the epicenter of an earthquake can collapse when the ground shakes and rattles due to the energy of an earthquake. A team of engineers at the University of


Wallin New North American Chief at BLANCO

Stone Update

Previously led premium-sink brand’s Canada operations for 6 years. Featured People+Places News

Artisan Group Members Build Covid-19 Protection Boxes

Stone Update

Fabricators manufacture intubation shields to aid medical professionals. Featured Association Beat News