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November 9 at #KBtribechat – Sourcing American Made Materials

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Polycor

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Discussion questions:

Q1) How often do you source American made materials? Name the brands you love & why.

Q2) Carrara Marble has an appeal in the luxury market. But American marble is making a comeback. What’s your stone of choice?

Information Link: http://blog.polycor.com/georgia-on-my-mind-designer-celebrates-southern-tradition-with-us-marble

Q3) Sourcing local can cut a project’s carbon footprint. Have you chosen one material over another due to a product’s origin? 

Q4) We love storytellers. Polycor quarries have a rich history in every stone. Share a company whose story inspired you to buy. 

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Information Link: http://blog.polycor.com/the-history-of-north-american-soapstone-from-the-heart-of-the-virginia-hills

Q5) With less expensive, foreign engineered products on the market, what appeal do local natural materials offer?

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Information Link: http://blog.polycor.com/quartz-vs-marble-are-look-and-performance-mutually-exclusive

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, November 9th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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Countertop Trends

On Wednesday, September 5, 2012,  from 2-3 pm eastern time Jon Olson is hosting kbtribechat  on Countertop Trends. Join us on Twitter to be part of this discussion on the latest design trends having to do with countertops!

Here are our discussion questions:

Q1.)  What do you know about cork countertops?
Q2.) What can you tell us about glass countertops?
Q3.) Can compact grade panels be used as a counter surface?
Q4.)   What types of metal can be used as countertops?
Q5.) What countertop choices do you see trending now?
Jon Olson is the online sales and marketing director for both Sterling Surfaces and Kitchen Associates located in Sterling, Massachussets.  He has been involved in the solid surface industry since 1986.  Jon is also a regular columnist for the Countertop & Architectural Surfaces magazine.  He was the 2007 winner of the ISFA Solid Surface Fabricator of the year and the ISFA Innovator of the Year for 2011 for his efforts involving social media.

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Jon also hosted on Solid Surfacing Trends February 15, 2012. Here is the transcript.

Jon hosted on Countertop Trends September 5, 2012. Here is the transcript.


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