Entries tagged with: building industry


How does PaperStone stack up to wood and stone?

With its unique sustainability story, aesthetic, and durability, PaperStone is unlike any other material. But how does it stack up to its common comparisons: wood and stone? 

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What does a circular building industry look like?

Over the years, green practices have evolved to better find a solution to our single-use, mass-waste society. It seems that the latest trend in the world of green solutions, circular economy, is the answer we’ve been looking for.

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July Vignette - See Right Through You

We're going to be transparent with you. And when we say that, we mean this month's vignette features our new transparent 93% recycled content material: elementAl LIGHT

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The Ultimate Quartz Alternatives Product Guide


As the Quartz industry spirals indefinitely out of control, the design world looks for alternatives that are not commodities caught up in a war of trade and arrogance. Simultaneously, countertop fabricators and millworkers alike are looking for materials that are unfettered with cost uncertainty and impending penalties on already installed materials. Companies are scrambling to set up quartz manufacturing here in the US, but the reality is that there are already suitable alternatives here.
 

We have pulled together a list of some great alternatives to quartz that are beautiful, have exceptional performance and will get you ahead of the surfacing design curve and out of the quartz quandary.

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Terrible Tariffs and What it Means for You

The latest on the quartz tariff saga. Grab some aspirin - you're about to have a serious headache. 

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Biomimicry and Building Materials - What You Need to Know

Imagine spending four billion years in school.  That is a lot of education, and it forms the baseline for everything around us as we know it. For billions of years, nature has been adapting and evolving to changing temperatures, sea levels, climates, canopies and weather patterns, constantly learning and adjusting to survive.

 

Building has evolved for a few thousand years, starting with rocks, peaking with glass-clad high rises across the globe, and now settling back into an attempted harmony with nature.  

 

We are optimistic about the trend of bringing nature into the space through Biophilic Design, and we are eager to see more widespread adoption of Biomimicry on its heels.  

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Sinter is Coming - is the season for quartz winding down?

As the cult following Game of Thrones amps up to its epic conclusion, with warring factions fighting for survival and hoping to emerge the victor, we thought it coincided nicely with the rise of sintered stone in our market. We partnered with our friends over at Modern Surfaces to discuss the rise of sintered stone.

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UPDATE: Quartz Companies Coalesce - Calling Out Cambria

And just when I thought surfacing was pretty boring, this Quartz countertop thing is blowing up!

An industry that rests on its laurels and has largely been running to the bank in a boom construction market for the last 7+ years, has had to stop and smell the roses.  And those are some thorny roses.

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