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How to Care for Natural Stone

As The Tile Turns

Stone selection may be our forte at Decorative Materials, but we know that the journey doesn’t end after you’ve discovered the perfect natural stone surface. First, you need to know how to clean natural stone. We’ll answer common questions such as: Do you have to seal marble tile?

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Natural Stone Institute Awards Program calls for entries

Floor Covering News

Oberlin, Ohio—The entry period for the 2024 Natural Stone Institute Award Program is now open. The Pinnacle Awards honor projects whose beauty, creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship exemplify professional mastery in the use of natural stone for commercial and residential applications.

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Natural Stone Institute announces Thor Lundh Quarrier Award

Floor Covering News

Thor Lundh Oberlin, Ohio—The Natural Stone Institute (NSI) has released a new industry recognition award for 2024. The Thor Lundh Quarrier Award will recognize a NSI member who has made an extraordinary contribution to quarrying natural stone. The recipient will be recognized at either the NSI Study Tour or Marmomac.

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Natural stone 101: Understanding the basics

Floor Covering News

Natural stone can be a hard product category for some retailers to get into. The product is high-end in nature, due to several factors. While this is no doubt a point in the category’s favor, it can also come across as too “unpredictable” for consumers who are unfamiliar with natural stone.

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Natural Stone Institute announces scholarship recipients

Floor Covering News

Oberlin, Ohio—The Natural Stone Institute has released the recipients of the 2023 Natural Stone Scholarship and Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship. Three individuals have received 2023 Natural Stone Scholarships. Francee Alderson, general manager for American Stone in Vancouver, Wash.,

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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. Most natural stone paving has a rustic finish that can look out of place when used in modern homes and gardens.

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Natural Stone Foundation announces new board members

Floor Covering News

The post Natural Stone Foundation announces new board members appeared first on Floor Covering News. In 2024, the foundation board said it will continue raising funds to address future industry needs.