Stone World has been the leading news source serving the international stone industry since its inception in 1984. Its articles cover the production and use of granite, marble, limestone, slate, quartz surfacing and other materials and our readership includes fabricators, architects, installers, importers, distributors and other stone industry buyers, sellers and producers. While based in the United States, Stone World and are read by key stone industry buyers and producers in more than 90 countries throughout the world and our magazine is distributed at trade shows worldwide.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 37, № 3 (March 2020)

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On the cover:
Vermont Danby marble not only added aesthetic value to the interior design of the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in New York, but it was also a fitting choice in meeting LEED certification requirements. The material was quarried and processed by Vermont Quarries at its facility in Mendon, VT — only 270 miles from the jobsite. Turn to page 56 of this issue to read the full story

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 37, № 2 (February 2020)

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Polycor has grown to be a leader in the stone quarrying industry. With more than 50 quarries, 18 manufacturing plants and approximately 1,200 employees, the Quebec City, Canada-based company strongly places an emphasis on safety and sustainability. Stone World had the opportunity to speak with Patrick Perus, Polycor's CEO.
Read all about it beginning on page 52 of this issue.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 37, № 1 (January 2020)

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The colors, textures and other characteristics of natural stone can bring beauty to any residential design. Combining different varieties of stone, as well as building a palette with a diverse range of material, can further enhance the aesthetics of a living space. In the article "Linking architecture with nature," beginning on page 58 of this issue, the architect and homeowners chose to use stone extensively throughout the interior and exterior design of their New Jersey residence to create an elegant look. Design by JR Frank Design LLC of Wayne, NJ. Photo by Anthony Porto.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 36, № 12 (December 2019)

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A private villa in Sicily is lavishly dressed in several varieties of marble to create an elegant and functional design. The use of Grigio Antracite and Pietra Ducale as flooring in the interior living space, as well as for the patio, creates a smooth transition from the inside to the outside. To learn more about the residential design, turn to page 38. Stone supplied by Margraf.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 36, № 11 (November 2019)

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Continental Cut Stone, Continental Cream Quarries LLC and Continental Quarries are Texas-based partner companies that are working towards meeting NSC/ANSI 373 sustainability standards. Being all under the same ownership, they are committed to running an efficient and environmentally friendly operation. To learn more about the three companies and their sustainable efforts, turn to the article beginning on page 58.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 36, № 10 (October 2019)

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Quartz surfacing remains a popular option for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities
in residential design. Manufacturers of the engineered stone material are replicating the look of white marbles, such as Fusion White Margherita quartz offered by Universal Granite & Marble (shown), which remains a popular style among homeowners. To view more quartz products that are trending, turn to page 62.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 36, № 9 (September 2019)

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The Indiana Limestone Belt is rich in natural material that has been used for many historic projects across the country, and continues to be a source of limestone for new projects, as well as restoration work. The Empire Quarry in Bloomington, IN, which is owned by Indiana Limestone Co., has been deemed an historic site, as it supplied the limestone used for the Empire State Building in New York City. To learn more about Indiana limestone and the companies that quarry and fabricate it, turn to the Indiana limestone section beginning on p. 28, and specifically the feature "Touring 'The Stone Bel'" that starts on p. 38.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 36, № 8 (August 2019)

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The Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA, recently endured a renovation, which restored its luster. More than 19,000 stone tiles were installed by a skilled team of masons who referred countless times to photos, plans and other documentation of the original pool. A total of 3,000 square feet of Vermont Verde Antique(R) serpentine and 7,000 square feet of Olympian White Danby(R) marble were used for the historic project and the stone pieces were set with products from Custom Building Products. To learn more about the renovation, turn to page 68.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 36, № 6 (June 2019)

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When the team at Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture in New York set out to design the new Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire, WI, they sought a local stone, Aqua Grantique hornblende/gneiss, for the building's exterior facade to reflect the natural and artistic beauty of the area. A little more than 25,000 square feet of the material was combined with "waves" of copper to create the striking design. To learn more about the stone and how it completes the design of the new performing arts center, turn to page 56 of this issue of Stone World.

Photo by Tom Kessler. Stone supplied by Krukowski Stone Company, Inc. in Mosinee, WI.