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OSHA Enforcement for Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, 2018-2019: By the Numbers

For construction employers anxious over how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state plan states are enforcing the Respirable Crystalline Silica in...

Natural Stone Institute announces stone of the year

Oberlin, OH, March 10, 2020—Tesoro Bianco marble by Granitos Zucchi has been chosen as the 2020 Natural Stone Institute Stone of the Year. The...

DCOF rating requirements for interior and exterior tile

QUESTION I’m looking for a straightforward synopsis of DCOF rating requirements for interior and exterior tile. I’m finding a lot of long-winded articles, but nothing...

Heating up the house

Manufacturers offer advice for successful floor warming installations Electric underfloor heating systems have come a long way since the old days. They offer comfort underfoot,...

Waterproof membrane for concrete substrate

QUESTION I will be tiling a shower/bathroom house at a campground this summer. The floor substrate will be concrete and the walls will be masonry...

Artistic Tile debuts stunning new natural stone slabs

Artistic Tile rolls out a collection of stunning new natural stone slabs, with three emerald-kissed slabs leading the march. Verde Tifone is a...

Artistic Tile unveils Tessuto mixed finish stone mosaic with a woven look

Tessuto replicates the intertwining intricacies of multi-color woven fabric on a grander scale. This stone mosaic pieces together eight different marbles,...

Antolini presents Louise Blue quartzite

Antolini has consistently drawn from the creativity Mother Nature has to offer, while continuously remaining a leader in stone processing. Antolini has...

Natural Stone Institute Completes 26th Home with Gary Sinise Foundation

Oberlin, OH, February 11, 2020— The Natural Stone Institute has provided natural stone and fabrication services for two homes with the Gary Sinise Foundation’s...

Natural Stone Institute Announces 2019 Pinnacle Awards

Oberlin, OH, February 5, 2020— The winners of the 2019 Pinnacle Awards were announced during the Natural Stone Institute Awards Ceremony at TISE in...

Use your time wisely

Most of us would agree that there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. There is always some sort...

Stackable wall tile

QUESTION We’ve been struggling with production when it come to installing “stackable” wall tile. I’ve been installing for 31 years and stackable wall tile used...

Natural Stone Institute Announces 2020 Stone Industry Education Series

Oberlin, OH, January 14, 2020—The Natural Stone Institute and Stone World magazine are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2020 Stone Industry Education...

Tile and bath safety

With all the beautiful tile available today, it is sometimes difficult to make the perfect choice. However, when considering your selection of a floor...

Installing tile when a pattern is involved

Installing ceramic tile can be challenging enough in itself, but when the job calls for a tile pattern, life for contractors and installers can...

Is installing tile over sheet vinyl goods still a “questionable substrate”?

QUESTION Can you please tell me where to locate in the 2019 TCNA Handbook information to determine if installing tile over sheet vinyl goods is...

What fill should we use to withstand the weight of an 800 lb. clawfoot tub?

QUESTION We have a customer that has terrazzo in their home. We removed the tub surround and a closet area and there was no terrazzo...

To waterproof or not to waterproof, that is the question

I talk to many people who are not clear on when and where to use waterproofing under tile installations. The most surprising thing I...

What is the best product to use to install resin-backed stone?

QUESTION What is the best product to use to install resin-backed stone? ANSWER Epoxy is the safest choice. You could do a bond test with thinset to...

Toolbox Talks for Quarriers Available in Natural Stone University

Oberlin, OH, November 20, 2019—The Natural Stone Institute, in coordination with the National Building Granite Quarries Association (NBGQA), has added three toolbox talks for...
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