Natural Stone Institute Announces 2021 Stone of the Year

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Oberlin, OH, February 16, 2021— Calacatta Columbus marble by Granitos Zucchi has been chosen as the 2021 Natural Stone Institute Stone of the Year. The stone will be featured on 2021 member certificates, membership code of ethics, and association marketing materials throughout the year.

Calacatta Columbus is a high-density hard marble that shows great versatility to be applied on high traffic floors, countertops, walls, and special design projects. It is quarried in the state of Paraná in southern Brazil. It is known for its variation—in the same block, you can find smooth and minimalist patterns or movements with delicate golden veins.

For more information on Calacatta Columbus and the Natural Stone Institute’s Stone of the Year program, visit www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/stoneoftheyear.



About the Natural Stone Institute

The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 nations. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org


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