Pricing: A Science, not a Markup


Every shop wants to ge the most from every job. But it's anything but a one-formula-fits-all.

Third-quarter 2019
U.S. Imports


The numbers from July-September show some softening in volume and value.

Building on Faith


The Bahá‘í Temple of South America near Santiago, Chile, uses marble in a translucent shell.

A New Publication


Find out the details on hard-surface imports every month, beginning in March.

Vol. 3, No. 3

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It's not the best way to start the year, but the Clio Holdings saga shouldn't be a 2020 hangover.

News Highlights


Cosentino plans $150 million Silestone® investment; Clio Holdings closes; more.

The Safe Shop


Masks and eye protection are a given, but there's a lot more to safely using power tools.

SFA: What's The Answer?


Green stains on granite; help in cutting porcelain/ultracompact slab; quartzite that won't seal.


Our regular guide to goods and services for the hard-surfaces industry.

The Directory

Find the solution you need for your business.


The when and where of events and education for the industry.

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