Resources for Design Professionals

by | May 30, 2017

Architects and designers can find all they need to know on this resource page from Natural Stone Institute.

Natural Stone Resource Library

by | May 30, 2017

Search the archives of technical papers, case studies, and more information published by Natural Stone Institute.

Glossary of Stone Industry Terms

by | May 30, 2017

Definitions for terms commonly used in the stone industry.

Stones of North America

by | May 30, 2017

Your source for finding natural stones from North America. Browse by type, color, use, and quarry location.

Find a Stone Professional

by | May 30, 2017

Members of this trade association conform to a strict code of ethics. The quality of their work meets Natural Stone Institute and other industry standards.

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cleaning Natural Stone Surfaces

by | May 29, 2017

Protect your natural stone surfaces by avoiding these five common practices.

The Mystique of Onyx

by | May 29, 2017

How Onyx’s geology affects its performance as a building material.

The 21st Century Quarry Video

by | May 23, 2017

Technology has made the modern quarry a much different place. Take a first-hand look at several quarry operations. Diamond wire tooling has helped make the quarrying and slabbing process more affordable and efficient.

Thin Veneer Video

by | May 23, 2017

Natural thin stone veneer expands the use of natural stone on the exterior of buildings. A significant point of evolution of our industry has been thick dimensional building stone to thinner stone installed through curtainwall anchoring.

Rise of the Natural Stone Countertop Video

by | May 23, 2017

Perspectives on why natural stone is the top choice for kitchen countertops.

Natural Stone: Accept No Imitations Video

by | May 23, 2017

Natural stone is a timeless material with a bright future. Accept no imitations!

Sustainable Natural Stone Video

by | May 23, 2017

The natural stone industry is committed to sustainability.

Technology and the Stone Industry Video

by | May 23, 2017

Advancements in technology, machinery, and transportation have made natural stone more accessible and affordable than ever before.

Natural Stone Goes to Washington Video

by | May 23, 2017

Washington, DC is home to some of the most well-known stone structures in the United States.

Natural Stone Through the Years Video

by | May 23, 2017

Natural stone stands the test of time—these famous buildings are proof.

The Early Days of Using Natural Stone Video

by | May 23, 2017

An abundance of natural stone is found worldwide. Learn how different types of natural stone have been used throughout the years.

Natural Stone: Where It All Began Video

by | May 22, 2017

Natural stone has been used as a building material for centuries. Learn where it all began.

Natural Stone A Love Affair Video

by | May 22, 2017

Consumers, architects, and designers have a longstanding love affair with natural stone. How has the natural stone industry evolved over the years?

Why Use Natural Stone Video

by | May 22, 2017

Natural stone is a timeless material. In this clip, architects, designers, and stone industry professionals share why they use natural stone.