Entries tagged with: silicosis


Top 5 Alternatives to Granite Countertops

“Granite Throughout!”

“Recently Upgraded with Granite!” 

“Brand New Granite Countertops!”

Can someone tell realtors that they’re really out of date?  Granite was SO 1990, yet here we are 30 years later with a product that needs to be sealed every year, is susceptible to stains, and - guess what - is mined from the earth (which is the stone equivalent of deforestation). We know, we know, there are sustainable natural stone extraction standards now, but in reality, these are very recent and came on the heels of granite becoming commoditized and ubiquitous - or basically, everyone has it and can get it on the cheap.

So, what’s next?

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Embracing a Crystalline Renaissance: The changing face of quartz

Written by Jessica McNaughton and Paul Max La Pera

This article originally appeared in ISFA's Countertops & Architectural Surfaces Vol. 13, Issue 3- Q3 2020. Countertops & Architectural Surfaces is the official publication of the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA). It contains the latest news and information relevant to the countertop and surfacing industry. Read the full issue here.  

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Silicosis: a Primer for the Quartz & Stone Industry

Silicosis has become a hot topic in the stone world of late, and there is a lot of fear and confusion around the issue.  It is important that this issue be taken seriously, but also that it be properly understood.

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