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. 33, № 1 (January 2016)

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Travertine stone tiles with a tumbled finished transformed the backyard of a residence in Baton Rouge, LA, into a Mediterranean-style oasis. The design included a beach-like entry, spa with a cascading waterfall, in-ground swimming pool, and fire and water features throughout, along with a "bridge" of stepping stones. Close to 2,000 square feet of the material was employed, which was supplied by M S International, Inc. (MSI) of Orange, CA. Design by Ferris Land Design, LLC, Baton Rouge, LA. Story begins on page 108.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 32, № 12 (December 2015)

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The December issue of Stone World is our annual Stone Guide.

This definitive index of stone suppliers, fabricating equipment and supplies, installation and stone care materials, and trade associations serves as a valuable tool for those in the stone industry. This guide includes alphabetical listings and cross-reference indexes, which allow its users to easily locate a company by name and products.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 32, № 11 (November 2015)

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Olympia Tile & Stone, Orro Mosaic, Caesarstone and The Tile Mural Store worked with designer Ambience Design Group and installer Rockford Tile Contractors on a private residence located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada and won an award in the "Residential Stone Installation" category at the Coverings Installation & Design Awards. Story begins on page 66.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 32, № 10 (October 2015)

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In the summer of 2013, Roy V., John B. and Jacob Swindal of Masonry Arts, Inc. teamed up with Claire L. Burgess and Chinese businessman and investor Tan Changyan to form TBGS Quarry, LLC, now doing business as Sylacauga Marble Quarry, which quarries Alabama White marble. Operation of the quarry started in December 2014, and the team looks to continue development of the site for the next couple of years while also producing marketable block in varying color and quality ranges. To learn more about the quarry's history, turn to page 66.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 32, № 9 (September 2015)

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Levantina is a large stone producer based in Alicante, Novelda, Spain. The company has more than a dozen quarries and distribution locations worldwide, including in the U.S. Levantina operates five Marron Emperador marble quarries, and the company reports this is one of its most popular materials. To learn more about Levantina's operation, turn to page 120.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 32, № 8 (August 2015)

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Founded in 1989, Kangli Stone Group is a producer of natural stone and quartz surfacing. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, the company has facilities stationed around the globe — supplying stone and quartz products worldwide. Among the recent projects the company supplied was custom stonework for the five-star Hotel Sofitel Wanda in Beijing, China. To learn more about Kangli, read the article beginning on page 40 of this issue.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 32, № 7 (July 2015)

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The fourth annual Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards, a program that honors outstanding design and installation of stone and tile in residential, commercial, sustainable and international projects, was recently presented during Coverings 2015, which was held this past spring in Orlando, FL. The project Hyde Park Gardens was the International Stone Design Winner. The guest bathroom is an example of outstanding stone craftsmanship with large marble slabs perfectly bookmatched. To read more about this project, as well as other CID award winners, turn to page 138 of this issue.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 32, № 6 (June 2015)

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Las Vegas Rock in Jean, NV, produces a unique stone, which is used for a variety of applications, including landscape rock, flooring, custom stonework, slab material, cut-to-size panels, engraved signage and planking. For 2015, the stone quarrier is expecting to produce 180,000 square feet, or 250,000 tons, of product. To read more about Las Vegas Rock's operation, turn to page 62 of this issue of Stone World.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 32, № 5 (May 2015)

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The Marble Institute of America (MIA) recognizes excellence in commercial, residential and renovation/restoration of natural stone projects through its annual Pinnacle Awards. ABS Information Commons received an Award of Excellence for Commercial Exterior in the 2014 competition. The exterior of the building features variegated Ramon Gray limestone panels, which on average measure 2 x 7 feet. To read more about the design of ABS Information Commons, as well as other Pinnacle Award winners, turn to page 66 of this issue

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 32, № 4 (April 2015)

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Taj Mahal white quartzite was chosen for the kitchen island in this Colorado residence. The material, which was supplied by Cereser and fabricated and installed by Planet Granite, was resined and treated three times to fully penetrate the fissures. The quartzite is complemented by Antique Brown granite on the perimeter countertops. Further adding to the rustic elegance of the space is the rough-cut stone face of the countertops and backsplash.