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.

How to Keep Natural Stone Countertops Beautiful

CUSTOM Insights Blog

The versatility and beauty of marble, limestone, travertine, granite and other natural stone countertops make them extremely popular in kitchens around the country.

Natural Stone Academy, Architectural Record Partner

Stone Update

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

Natural Stone Institute: Annual Awards

Stone Update

Industry group salutes Gawet, Marcella for service and ability. Featured Association Beat News

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 at Home on Cable Broadcast

Stone Update

Natural Stone Institute’s promo campaign includes work with TLC network show. Featured Association Beat News

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.

#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

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 Institute: On-Floor TISE Education

Stone Update

Programs offered in the industry organization’s booth during next week’s show in Las Vegas. Featured Association Beat News

Natural Stone Institute Completes 18th R.I.S.E. Home

Stone Update

Florida residence the latest work with Gary Sinise Foundation. Featured Association Beat News

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 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.

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

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 Institute Awards: Deadline This Week

Stone Update

Pinnacle Awards, other honors need nominations by Friday. 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

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 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.

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.

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.

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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Feeling Groovy with Dimensional Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Breeze through each one; from natural stone and cement, to ceramic and glass, we offer dimensional tile in a range of material types. At AC, we have a soft spot this hard-surface natural stone dimensional tile that mixes warm texture with cool sophistication.

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?

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

10 Hot Summer Destinations & Tile Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

This hand-chopped and tumbled mosaic pairs two natural stones in black and beige tones, similar to those found in Lisbon. The honed and unfilled natural travertine tile is 16″ wide but varies in length. It’s summer and your vacation is calling.

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

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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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.

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

MIA+BSI Launches Natural-Stone Testing Lab

Stone Update

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

Follega is 2014 MIA Natural Stone Craftsman

Stone Update

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

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.

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

Sensational Stone Simulation

Diary of a Tile Addict

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. Barriers between natural stone and ceramics in the tile sector have long since broken down. This gives a pleasing feel to the popular stone pattern.

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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.