Contents

Features


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The Future of Granite

Granite use reached its height in the mid-2000s, but is it a contender today?

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Fabricator Focus

Alec Turner calls his Alaskan Granite Works a one-man band. It's calling quite a tune.

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Cream With Your Travertine?

A Toronto coffee shop sets the mood with travertine ... everywhere.

Vol. 5, No. 2

Stone Update Magazine is published six times annually and is available through the Internet at www.stonemag.com

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Departments

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Spall

For trade shows, 2021 was a strange year. The editor's seen stranger.

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Capsule

A new feature highlighting current facts and figures influencing the U.S. hard-surface industry.

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News

The Natural Stone Institute, Marmomac and Informa look to expand natural stone's role at TISE.

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News Highlights

Two big hard-surface events return to in-person status this fall. Also, Caesarstone records record 3Q earnings, and Laminam doubles-down on production.

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Hard-Surfaces Cinema

The editor gets poked in the nose and fills out form-after-form, but manages to file an in-person report from Italy's big trade events.


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The Safe Shop

Mankind's oldest discovery can be still be its most-dangerous. Don't take anything for granted in the backshop.

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SFA: What's the Answer?

Is this the way that installed quartzite should look? The Stone Fabricators Alliance takes on the problem.

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Product Talk

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

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Workshelf

Stone Update Magazine offers audio versions of selected articles on one easy-to-access page.

The Directory

Find the solution you need for your business.

Agenda

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

Advertising Index

Contact Us

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