Quartz Outdoors?

Exterior use may be the last frontier for engineered stone, but pioneers remain few.

Fabricator Focus

The Beveled Edge Marble and Granite works both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line as a two-state success.

Pinnacle Awards

The Natural Stone Institute honors the best in craftsmanship, including a unique work for its top award.

Vol. 2, No. 4

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A Brazilian natural-stone producer sets the record straight on his own country's tariffs.

News Highlights

LOTTE gets majority of Belanco; granite, marble outshine quartz in December U.S. imports; more.

The Safe Shop

Regulators are increasing their monitoring on silicosis concerns. You should, too.

SFA: What's The Answer?

The SFA offers a variety of opinions on a major purchase, seam placements and Ring Around the Vacuum Pads.

10 Questions With ...

Suni Palokodati, who's building a coast-to-coast hard-surfaces business with ASG.


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.

Advertising Index

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