Oberlin, OH, August 23, 2023—The Natural Stone Institute is proud to announce the debut of the Natural Stone Catalogue, a new digital tool that will showcase NSI members’ natural stone offerings and material specifications. This tool will meet the needs of the design community by becoming a resource for finding natural stone options for projects.
The Natural Stone Catalogue has been a key initiative for the North American Quarry Advocacy Group (NAQAG) and serves as a replacement for two existing online stone catalogues: NSI’s Stones of North America website and NBGQA’s Granite Colors page.
Catalogue users can browse by color, stone type, product category, quarry location, and sustainability goals. They can also access photos, testing information, material details, and contact information to identify a distributor.
NAQAG chair Reid Kubesh (Coldspring) commented: “In addition to being a great resource for the A&D and hardscape communities, this resource will also become a significant member benefit for quarriers. Participation is free and the exposure provided far exceeds the annual cost of membership.”
There are currently over 140 stones featured in the catalogue, with more being added regularly. The goal is for all NSI quarrier members to be featured soon.
NSI board member Jeff Erickson (Cutting Edge Countertops) shared this after seeing the Catalogue: “Not only is the site a great benefit for our quarrier members and the design community, it will also be a major resource for fabricators, installers, and restoration professionals as they work with customers to choose materials.”
Find the Natural Stone Catalogue at stones.naturalstoneinstitute.org.
About the Natural Stone Institute
The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 nations. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org.