Membership Benefits - Standards

Learn how joining the Natural Stone Institute provides opportunities to access standards, learn from education, network with your peers, and help increase market share for natural stone through promotion.


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The Natural Stone Institute is recognized as the global authority for setting and maintaining standards in the industry. Our technical director chairs the ISO Technical Committee on Natural Stone, a global committee tasked with creating global standards for natural stone. We also publish and maintain the Dimension Stone Design Manual, a comprehensive collection of standards that are well known and utilized by the design community.


"We are excited about the work being done through the ISO Technical Committee on Natural Stones. We know that having a global set of standards for natural stone will benefit the entire industry. We also refer often to the Dimension Stone Design Manual."

— Ali Kader, Egy-Mar




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