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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Countertops and Architectural Surfaces: Vol. 13, № 5 (2020-2021 Buyer's Guide)


 Volume: 13 |  Issue: 5 |  Download

On the Cover
The cover shows a feature wall and dividers made from Aristech Surfaces' Amber Glass colored STUDIO Collection(R) Architectural Design Resin material. With a naturally impermeable proprietary resin blend that does not support microbial growth, the color palette is a one of a kind, handcrafted collection that provides the aesthetic desired, with all the performance needs required. This formulated durable surface has a unique combination of opaque and translucent polymers to build a depth in the surface and provides an array of endless patterns. Utilizing the expertise of the compan's certified fabricator network, soft matte, subtle satin or sultry, rich high-gloss finishes can be achieved with any of the distinct designs.

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 http://crossvilleinc.com to discover the vast array of shapes, sizes and trims available for this product and to see Crossville's complete lineup of tiles.

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


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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 www.wilsonart.com/thinscape/.

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


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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 www.daltile.com 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)


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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:// aristechsurfaces.com.
Photo Credit: Albrecht Holländer.

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


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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.

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