Countertops and Architectural Surfaces

Countertops & Architectural Surfaces is the official publication of the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA). It contains the latest news and information relevant to the countertop and surfacing industry.

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Current issue

Countertops and Architectural Surfaces: Vol. 13, № 3 (Quarter 3, 2020)

 Volume: 13 |  Issue: 3 |  Download

Cover Photo
The cover photo features a countertop made with State of Grace large format porcelain tile by Crossville, Inc. An elegant, yet durable tile that helps avoid callbacks and offers a lifetime of beauty. Visit to discover the vast array of shapes, sizes and trims available for this product and to see Crossville's complete lineup of tiles.

Previous issues

Countertops and Architectural Surfaces: Vol. 12, № 4 (Quarter 4, 2019)

 Volume: 12 |  Issue: 4 |  Download

On The Cover:
The cover photo features a countertop made of Wilsonart THINSCAPE Performance Tops in the Italian Carrara design. THINSCAPE, which won the 2019 ISFA Envision Award, have a 1/2-in.-thick profile, can be safely fabricated with dry tools and are suitable for horizontal residential or commercial applications. Manufactured in the United States, THINSCAPE is easy to clean, impact-, scratch- and moisture-resistant, and is UL GREENGUARD Gold Certified for indoor air
quality. More information is available at

Countertops and Architectural Surfaces: Vol. 12, № 3 (Quarter 3, 2019)

 Volume: 12 |  Issue: 3 |  Download

Cover Photo
The cover photo features slabs on the back wall and island from Daltile's American Reserve Historic Series within the ONE Quartz Surfaces(R) collection. The floor features a marble-look chevron mosaic from Daltile's Marble Attache(TM) Lavish collection. Read more about them on Page 19, or visit for additional details on these particular products, and the company's full array of product selections.

Countertops and Architectural Surfaces: Vol. 12, № 2 (Quarter 2, 2019)

 Volume: 12 |  Issue: 2 |  Download

Cover Photo
This stunning reception desk at the Tourist Information Office in Freiberg, Germany, is fabricated from Avonite Surfaces® Polaris 8256, one of more than 50 standard colors from their product offering. Avonite Surfaces® recently launched its 2019 New Colors. Read more about them on page 44 or online at https://
Photo Credit: Albrecht Holländer.

Countertops and Architectural Surfaces: Vol. 12, № 1 (Quarter 1, 2019)

 Volume: 12 |  Issue: 1 |  Download

Cover Photo
This photo depicting Meganite's new X Series solid surface (Dark Jet Black) is just one of the many new colors and materials on the market. This new color is designed to make any scratches to the material less visible when compared to other dark colors and is just one of many new offerings being presented by various manufacturers. Read more about the latest new colors and materials on Page 20.

Countertops and Architectural Surfaces: Vol. 11, № 3 (2018-2019 Buyers Guide)

 Volume: 11 |  Issue: 3 |  Download

On the Cover
This high-end 68-ft. luxury yacht uses Meganite’s solid surface in its award-winning Mt. Carrara color throughout its galley and the entire interior of the boat. Information on this material and many of the latest products for the industry can be found in the Product Showcase in this issue beginning on Page 10.

Countertops and Architectural Surfaces: Vol. 11, № 1 (Quarter 1, 2018)

 Volume: 11 |  Issue: 1 |  Download

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“The Point” is the Chancellor’s Residence at N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C., and was recognized as Room of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders. The main architect was Marvin Malecha, Dean of the N.C. State College of Design; the principal builder was Jon Rufty, of Rufty Homes; the interior designer was Judy Pickett, FASID, principal of Design Lines; and it features Absolute Black Granite fabricated and installed by ROCKin’teriors. Read more about this unique fabricator on Page 32.

Countertops and Architectural Surfaces: Vol. 10, № 5 (Buyers' Guide: 2017-2018)

 Volume: 10 |  Issue: 5 |  Download

Welcome to the 2017-2018 Countertops & Architectural Surfaces Buyers Guide. Before you is the culmination of many hours of hunting and gathering information that we feel will be of benefit to those in the surfacing industry.

We put together this reference tool with one goal in mind: to create a guide that will bring together all of the information you need to find suppliers of nearly any product or service you could want for your business.

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