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- Published: 30 November 2014 30 November 2014
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Walker Zanger, Sylmar, Calif., offer Pedra Madiera, a brushed and stained natural limestone tile. Planking is available in a full pattern (one pattern = 9.47 ft²), while the 2” X 8” is sold in a two-piece pattern (one pattern = .6458 ft²). in plank and mosaic patterns. The 2” x 8” Mosaic can be installed as a running-bond or herringbone patterns.
CONTACT: Walker Zanger, 818-252-4000
Vicostone, Dallas, offers Statuario, inspired by calacatta marbles with bold yet soft veins running across a white background. The surface, manufactured with Breton technology, is durable, scratch- and heat-resistant, and requires very low maintenance. Statuario is available for viewing at the company's showrooms and warehouses in Dallas and Chicago, and will also be shown at KBIS 2015 in Las Vegas in January.
CONTACT: Vicostone, 972-243-2325
STONE, GOLD GLASS MOSAICS
New Ravenna, Exmore, Va., introduces the Aurora Collection, designed by Sara Baldwin, with 24 mosaic designs handcrafted in natural stone, 24k gold glass, jewel glass, and shell. Each mosaic consists of hundreds of small individual pieces hand-cut and assembled by artisans on Virginia’s eastern shore. Every mosaic in the Aurora Collection is a custom creation, sized to fit each installation, and can be installed on vertical and horizontal surfaces.
CONTACT: New Ravenna, 757-442-3379.
3D STONE PATTERNS
Artistic Tile Inc., Secaucus, N.J., introduces the Dimensions collections of 3D mosaics with STEPS, an Art-Deco-inspired design with stone carved by waterjet. Though originally designed to be installed vertically, Steps works perfectly on the horizontal, creating a sophisticated and rich texture. Stocked in Calacatta Gold and Nero Maquina marble, the pattern is also available on custom order in almost any natural stone.
CONTACT: Artistic Tile Inc., 877-237-4097
Prussiani USA, St. Louis, introduces the Rio 5, a five-axes waterjet with a working area of 157 ½” X 78 ¾” from Prussiani Engineering S.R.L. of Albano Sant'alessandro, Italy. The cutting head of the machine is capable of articulating up to a 60° angle to allow angled penetration of material for true five-axes movement; the system, offered with a three-year warranty, utilizes U.S.-made KMT waterjet components and technology. An optional mud suction systems allow for continuous work and significantly less down time for maintenance.
CONTACT: Prussiani USA, 314-533-6500
Makita USA, La Mirada, Calif., introduces the HR5212C 2” Rotary Hammer with up to 89% less vibration than the previous model. Using the company’s Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), an internal counterbalance system, the unit offers vibration ratings of only 9m/s². The 26.2-lbs tool also offers soft start for more control and greater accuracy; a torque-limiting clutch; constant speed control that automatically applies additional power to the motor to maintain speed under load; a 2-mode operation for "chipping only" or "hammering with rotation;" and a one-touch sliding chuck for quick bit changes.
CONTACT: Makita USA, 800-462-5482
Domain Industries Inc., Austin, Texas, introduces five new stone-sink models to its Santa Fe collection. The new models models include the introduction of several new stone types used in the production of these sinks, including Blue Stone limestone, Guangxi White marble, and Galaga Beige marble - these different stone options are dramatic and stunning, giving the new sinks one-of-a-kind design characteristics all while showcasing a handcrafted look and feel. Part of the new lineup is the "Edges" model - a stone vessel sink built with a base of chiseled and ribbed grooves around the exterior of the sink. The use of Galaga Beige marble only adds to the extreme attention in the depth of detail.
CONTACT: Domain Industries, 866-385-7775
ADHESIVE MATCHING APP
Integra Adhesives, Sumas, Wash., introduces the Integra Adhesives app for Apple iOS and Android devices to ease matching adhesive colors to the right stone. The program allows users to access the Integra color charts anytime, anywhere whether online or offline; view more than 200 granite sheets and matches; check Integra color swatches and compare to find similar options; and calculate amount of adhesive needed for fabrication by linear feet. They can also check information on Integra products, and view the company’s application videos on YouTube.
CONTACT: Integra Adhesives, 604-850-1321
M S International Inc., Orange, Calif., introduces the MSI Kitchen Visualizer, an app for Apple iPhones and iPads running iOS 6 or later, to create simulations of kitchens with a variety of surface, backsplash, cabinet and flooring colors. Users can pick from four kitchen layouts, and then mix-and-match various stones for countertops, backsplashes and floors, and then coordinate them with up to 10 popular cabinet finishes. The app also includes information on MSI locations, a direct inquiry system and a link to MSI’s website.
CONTACT: M S International, 714-685-7500