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.

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.

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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.

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 Institute: 27th R.I.S.E Home

Stone Update

Industry group continues work with Gary Sinese Foundation for veterans, first responders. Featured Association Beat News

Coldspring Named Natural Stone Institute CEU Educator of the Year

Stone Update

Natural-stone quarrier/processor holds 240+ classes for more than 2,700 design professionals. Featured Association Beat News

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.

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 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 Institute: Annual Awards

Stone Update

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

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

#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!

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: Quarrier Education

Stone Update

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

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

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 Completes 18th R.I.S.E. Home

Stone Update

Florida residence the latest work with Gary Sinise Foundation. 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.

New Website Promoting Natural Stone

Stone Update

MIA+BSI launches usenaturalstone.com as part of comprehensive marketing plan. Featured Industry 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 Institute at Work in Dubai

Stone Update

Industry group to exhibit and present educational seminars at stone show. 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

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

Natural Stone Institute Awards: July Deadline

Stone Update

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

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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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.

Medieval Flooring & Encaustic Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Come with us back in time to learn a few quick facts about medieval flooring, from stone to encaustic! Do you see large, worn pieces of stone assembled together? Stone has been a go-to building material since the dawn of man.

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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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?

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

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

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.

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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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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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

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