New Stone Tile Lines Feature Inlaid Patterns and Textured Surfaces

Stone World - July, 1992

Granite & Marble World Trade operates a fabricating facility in Chicago.

Granite & Marble World Trade operates a fabricating facility in Chicago.

Inlaid tile products are fabricated using waterjet stonecutting technology.

Inlaid tile products are fabricated using waterjet stonecutting technology.

Chicago-based stone fabricator and importer, Granite & Marble World Trade (GMWT), has introduced new lines of stone tiles featuring designs formed with inlaid patterns and textured surfaces. The fabrication of the new tiles is made possible through a joint venture between GMWT and Creative Edge of Fairfield, IA, which cuts stone using state-of-the-art waterjet technology.

A new showroom is being developed at the GMWT facility in Chicago to present to architects, designers, developers and the general public, the extraordinary capabilities of this combined effort. In the agreement, GMWT acts as the marketing arm and is engaging in an effort to export the new products to Japan, England, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

GMWT also operates a 150,000-square-foot (14,000 sq.m) fabricating facility in Chicago where it produces finished stone products. In addition, the company imports stone products from throughout the world, primarily from its own facilities in Portugal and Saudi Arabia but also from France, Taiwan, Greece, Italy, Spain and Turkey.■