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Natural Stone Keeps in the Swim


Not everything is going to work for surfacing, but many granites, limestones and other varieties can play at the pool.

Fabricator Focus


The Walsh cousins bring backgrounds in manufacturing to build a sturdy future for Rocksolid Surfaces.

VIDEO: Visit a Porcelain-Slab Factory


Come along for a behind-the-scenes look at Laminam's cutting-edge facility in northern Italy.

U.S. Hard-Surface Imports: 1st Half 2020


Itching to travel? Take a journey around the globe with our interactive maps to see what's happening with world supply,

Vol. 3, No. 6

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Pandemic business may be like a mystery train, but don't just go along for the ride.

News Highlights


COVID-19 affects countertop demand globally; long-term silicosis effects; more.



Paul Le Pera offers insights on some new standards -- and what they really define.

10 Questions: Rupesh Shah

The co-president of M S International relates on how his company adapted under the lockdown ... and how soon the industry will recover.


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