Entries tagged with: sintered stone


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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Lapitec. Naturally Italian.

When Lapitec was first conceived of 20 years ago, there was not even a category of surfacing called sintered stone.  Now, two decades later, the sintered stone category is coming on strong as the most durable, innovative surface on the market.  Lapitec is prestigious. It is Italian.  And it is a surface.  So that became its tagline.  But as time changed, so did the vision of Lapitec and the reality of what they had created with their Breton heritage:  a 100% natural, resin-free, compact matrix surface that is unrivaled in absolute performance, aesthetic and inherent technology.  From flooring to cladding and countertops, Lapitec is positioned to climb up and down the walls of architectural minds for decades to come.

 

So with that insight and foresight in mind, Lapitec has just rebranded.

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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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Stronger Things: 11 Reasons to Choose Sintered Stone

We've spent a lot of time covering the trials and tribulations of the ongoing quartz tariffs saga, and things aren't getting any less complicated. Tariffs continue to skyrocket while manufacturers, designers, and fabricators alike are beginning to feel the impact on their wallets. Meanwhile, the public opinion continues to shift, as trends come and go and consumers grow smarter. They want more out of their surfacing. It's no longer just about price and that perfect veining the Jones family has next door in their too-perfect starter kitchen. It's about health - the health of our families and the health of the workers producing the material. It's about performance. It's time for stronger things. 

As all things Stranger Things pervade every corner of the social sphere, we couldn't help but draw parallels between the hit Netflix show and our favorite strong and strange material, Lapitec sintered stone. We think sintered stone is the next material that will turn the surfacing world upside down. As a nod to our favorite telekinetic television teen, here are 11 reasons to choose sintered stone: 

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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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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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