Natural Stone 101

Kitchens for Living

Natural stone is sexy. If you want a countertop that makes a unique statement with lots of movement and natural variations I recommend natural stone. Granite is a natural stone that blends perfectly with so many styles. There, I’ve said it.

Porcelain Paving Vs. Natural Stone

The London Tile Co.

It goes without saying that all paving materials will have pros and cons, but with porcelain fast becoming the material of choice for patios we wanted to see how it compares to another popular material: natural stone. The most common types of natural stone used for paving are sandstone, granite, slate and limestone – all of which have a beautiful natural look. NATURAL STONE. Natural material. Naturally textured but can become slippery.

Guest Post from Natural Stone Institute – Caring for your Natural Stone Surfaces at Home

JG Kitchens

There is no finer artist than Mother Nature. Her gifts of marble, onyx, granite, soapstone and other stones have been justly prized for millennia. Like a mane of glorious locks, natural stone surfaces require care to keep them at their best. Know Your Stone.

Natural Stone Institute Seeks Xiamen Stone Delegation

Stone Update

Volunteer group will visit China stone fair, natural-stone factories. Featured Association Beat News

How To Care For Marble Or Natural Stone From?

How to Floor Tile

link] I personally do not advocate using Marble, Travertine and other natural stone in showers or wet areas because it is too soft and hard to maintain. Trivets : While many stones can withstand heat, the use of trivets or mats is recommended. Marble Institute Of America!

Natural Stone Academy, Architectural Record Partner

Stone Update

Magazine in year-long collaboration with education arm of Natural Stone Institute. Featured Association Beat News

#FlexBoneFriday: Natural Stone & Tile Gallery

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Tile installer Rob Fauvergue used a complete ARDEX Tile and Stone Installation Systems solution for renovating the showroom floor of Natural Stone & Tile Gallery in Indiana!

Natural Stone Institute: Quarrier Education

Stone Update

Industry group offers safety training with Toolbox Talks. Featured Association Beat News

Natural Stone Feature: Lemurian Blue

The Habitus Collection

The post Natural Stone Feature: Lemurian Blue appeared first on THE HABITUS COLLECTION. Lemurian Blue granite features a deep blue green background accented with spectacular iridescent elements ranging in colors from vibrant blue, green and gold.

Marvelous Marble Natural Stones

ISC Surfaces

Stelo Bianco Marble Bianco Lara Marble Check out these beautiful marbles from the ISC Surfaces Natural Stone Collection! ISC Surfaces stocks the most popular sizes in our natural stone collection for quick availability.

Bring Natural Stone Tile Flooring into Your Bedroom

Conestoga Tile Blog

Natural stone tile bedroom flooring is as durable as it is beautiful. Ideally suited for both traditional and modern design schemes, stone tile is an investment that will return considerable dividends as the years pass by.

Tiles in Disguise: Wood, Brick & Natural Stone Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

From natural looking wood to vintage-style distressed brick, there’s no shortage of designs available. These tiles allow you to create the look of natural wood, stone & brick at a fraction of the cost and with little to no maintenance. Browse our range of natural and distressed style wood effect tiles online today. Stone Effect Tiles. We love the look of natural stone, but the price and level of maintenance can be offputting.

Natural Stone Institute Partners with STONEX Canada

Stone Update

Industry group works with Toronto hard-surfaces show slated for late November. Featured Association Beat News

Natural Stone Institute at Work in Dubai

Stone Update

Industry group to exhibit and present educational seminars at stone show. Featured Association Beat News

New Test from Natural Stone Institute

Stone Update

Accelerated weather simulations now offered from industry group’s testing lab. Featured Association Beat News

Caring for Natural Stone Countertops

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

Caring For Your New Natural Stone Countertops. Your new natural marble or granite countertop absolutely shines in your kitchen. It adds elegance and style to your decor, and its durability makes natural stone one of the most practical types of countertop materials.

Natural Stone Feature: Calacatta Caldia Marble

The Habitus Collection

See more at the Natural Stone section of our website. The post Natural Stone Feature: Calacatta Caldia Marble appeared first on THE HABITUS COLLECTION. We are currently featuring CALACATTA CALDIA.

Picco Joins Natural Stone Institute Exec Committee

Stone Update

Brings three decades of technical expertise to industry-group leadership. Featured Association Beat News

Natural Stone Feature: Kenya Black Marble

The Habitus Collection

See more at the Natural Stone section of our website. The post Natural Stone Feature: Kenya Black Marble appeared first on THE HABITUS COLLECTION. We are currently featuring KENYA BLACK MARBLE.

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Natural Stone Institute Awards: Deadline This Week

Stone Update

Pinnacle Awards, other honors need nominations by Friday. Featured Association Beat News

Natural Stone Institute Awards: July Deadline

Stone Update

Entries for 2018 Pinnacle and Industry Recognition honors needed by July 20. Featured Association Beat News

New Website Promoting Natural Stone

Stone Update

MIA+BSI launches usenaturalstone.com as part of comprehensive marketing plan. Featured Industry News

Take It Outside: Outdoor AC Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

Through high-definition printing, porcelain tiles can mimic other materials like cement or natural stone that are typical of an outdoor setting. Spaces are trending toward more natural material choices like cement and terracotta tiles. Natural Stone & Specialty Ceramic.

NEW ISC Surfaces Natural Stone Collection

ISC Surfaces

Phantasie Gray ISC Surfaces has updated our natural stone tile collection in a major way to reflect changing design trends. Silver Ash Crosscut Stone Types include limestone, travertine, marble, slate, and onyx.

Stone Care & Tips For Keeping Your Countertops Clean

As The Tile Turns

Thanks to their timeless beauty and uniqueness, natural stone countertops are a gorgeous addition to any home. Available in various colors and patterns, natural stone countertops are a perfect fit for many interior designs, whether you're renovating your home or building a new one.

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Natural Stone Scholarship Deadline Soon

Stone Update

July 17 deadline for MIA young-worker honor; includes travel to 2016 StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas. Featured Associations News

Our Florim USA Ethos Tile Adds the Look of Natural Stone

Conestoga Tile Blog

Source: Conestoga Tile Designed to mimic the appearance of natural stone tile , Florium USA has combined this look with the durability and and strength of porcelain. The post Our Florim USA Ethos Tile Adds the Look of Natural Stone appeared first on Conestoga Tile.

A Clean Slate: How Rough Slate Can Have a Clean Aesthetic

Architectural Ceramics

At Architectural Ceramics, we’ve prepared a quick read for you about natural slate, and our client spaces and collections that feature it. Slate’s Natural Element. Before we jump into examples of slate tiles, let’s look at slate as a natural material.

Pebbles Natural Stone Mosaic Collection Extends Florida Tile’s PietraArt Line

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

LEXINGTON KY ¾ Florida Tile continues to expand its PietraArt stone collection with the introduction of the Pebbles line of natural pebble mosaics for walls and floors. Pebbles is an another extension of our popular and growing PietraArt stone line,” Cilona says. “We

How to Transform Your Home’s Exterior with Natural Stone

Stagetecture

Whether you are looking for durability or beauty a natural stone combined with other rustic outdoor elements can transform your home’s exterior. How to Transform Your Home’s Exterior with Natural Stone. Stone Wall Advantages: Why is Building with Natural Stone Better?

Italian Inspirations: Italian Stone Tile Designs

As The Tile Turns

Few modern flooring materials quite capture the classic appeal of Italian stone tile, which grants any room an instant burst of glamour. Stunning and versatile, Italian stone is an increasingly popular option in today's homes and businesses. Natural Stone luxury tiles

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Texas Bank Facade Gets Natural-Stone Makeover

Stone Update

San Antonio building gets renewed look with new natural quartz and marble renovation. Featured Projects Articles

MIA+BSI Launches Natural-Stone Testing Lab

Stone Update

In-house service can evaluate stone according to ANSI, ASTM specifications. Featured Association Beat News

4 Ways to Think Big with Tile in Small Bathrooms

Architectural Ceramics

The dark rich tones of the natural wood vanity work well with the rich fabric-like texture of the tile. See how an unnatural choice in natural slate can have a clean and contemporary look by reading our blog, A Clean Slate: How Rough Slate Can Have a Clean Aesthetic.

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Insider’s Guide to Stone Tile

As The Tile Turns

When it comes to home finishes, stone tile has a unique way of creating a custom look of understated elegance that is effortlessly natural. Distinct characteristics, especially of natural stone tile , ensure that your home will be truly one of a kind.

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Soaking Tubs in Natural Stone by Stone Forest

Trendir Magazine

Carved by hand from a single block of Carrara marble, this deep basin Stone Forest soaking tub is also available in Luna Bianca marble. Oh how we love Eau! Either way the full submersion aspect of the deep basin offers a traditional style of soaking in a completely contemporary form

Marmomacc 2015 Celebrates Italian Natural Stone

Stone Update

Featured events will spotlight industry excellence as part of program supported by trade groups and government agencies. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

How to Beautify your Interiors with Natural Stone Ideas

Stagetecture

Trying to bring more natural and organic finishes into your home? Natural stone ideas by far one of the easiest choices as it adds durability in granite countertops, texture in stone pavers in your front entry and beauty to your marble shower walls.

Follega is 2014 MIA Natural Stone Craftsman

Stone Update

Italian-born stoneworker at Minnesota-based Grazzini Brothers takes association honor. Featured Associations News

U.S. Helps Spark 1Q 2015 Italian Natural Stone

Stone Update

Exports stateside and to Germany offer lead outlet markets for Italy’s natural-stone industry in year’s first three months. Featured Analysis (Mid-Year/Annual) Stone Imports

Subtle Seaside Style: Tile Inspiration & Collections With a Soft Touch

Architectural Ceramics

This time last year, we featured a beach blog about AC’s Naturals Collection whose soft color palette and names are inspired by nature. To see inspiration from our Naturals Collection, visit our blog It’s Only Natural: AC’s Glass Tile Collection.

Tile with Money in Mind

Architectural Ceramics

Since we’re on the heels of our March Madness: ACI’s Final Four Tile Matchups blog, let’s round out a list in the same main tile types: porcelain, ceramic, glass and natural stone. You get the look of natural stone without the high price or maintenance.

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Expect the Unexpected from Tile Variation

Architectural Ceramics

The same could be said when considering a handmade ceramic or natural stone, because the variation in the tile’s glaze or veining may surprise you. Porcelains too, can be made with a uniform look or to mimic veining found in natural stone. Natural Stone Variation.