Some say new machines and techniques let them work more efficiently, avoid mistakes, and achieve greater precision. Here are some examples of how cutting edge digital tools are fitting into the age-old stone industry.
We sat down with several stone care experts to learn how best to care for granite countertops. How often should you reseal? What should you use to clean granite countertops?
Marble is one of the world’s most revered and useful natural materials. Read about it’s formation, patterns, colors, and technical properties.
During this panel discussion featuring a variety of talented stone industry professionals, questions were specifically targeted to each professional’s forte. Topics included: stone trends, marble vs quartz and other artificial stones.
Next time you come face-to-face with a limestone slab in a showroom, pause and indulge yourself with a little mental time travel to the prehistoric, balmy ocean that created this stone.
Some businesses, like Minnesota-based Coldspring, have an entire sustainability mindset and are working to be environmentally-responsible stone producers.
In the natural stone industry, “granite” often means any hard stone that is not marble. This article will talk about igneous rocks that comprise most of the granite family including gabbro, gneiss, and basalt.
Choosing the perfect material for your lifestyle and décor is the first step. The next phase is installation, and if you’ve never gone through the process you might not know what to expect.
Cost is a major deciding factor in most purchasing decisions. There are many factors that go into the process, which makes every homeowner’s situation unique.
Gneiss is among the most common commercial stones, but you may not have heard of gneiss because it’s almost always classified as granite.
Technology has become extremely prevalent in today’s society and the natural stone industry is not immune. In fact, we are opening up a world of possibilities for your projects that save time, money, and resources.
The sparkly aesthetic comes from mica minerals, which are nature’s glitter.
When you head to the showroom to choose your natural stone, use these five questions to ensure you choose your best option.
Instead of just stacking the stones any which way they fit together, this geologist/home owner decided to create her wall using the stones in order of their geological ages.
Find out how your stone got its stripes. Much of Earth’s history is recorded in layer upon layer of sediment.
How travertine is formed and how to use as a building material.
Inspire to visit Iceland or consider ways to use your own native stone.
Architects and designers can find all they need to know on this resource page from Natural Stone Institute.
Search the archives of technical papers, case studies, and more information published by Natural Stone Institute.