2023 CID Award Winner Spotlight: Residential Stone – Installation

Kokel House

At Coverings 2023, we honored 7 outstanding projects that demonstrated spectacular craftsmanship and creativity in the use of tile & stone. This week we’re spotlighting the 2023 CID Award winner for Residential Stone Installation.


Residential Stone – Installation
Kokel Marble Project
Fusillo Tile and Stone LLC
Warren, OH

This project consisted of the installation of white Carrara marble along with absolute black granite. Existing maple wood flooring was cut out in the great room to accommodate the Carrara marble inlay – 12 sections were cut out and inlaid with Cararra. The kitchen, dining and butler’s bar, hallway, entrance, and powder bathroom had border layouts with marble and absolute granite. The white Cararra was installed at a 45 degree throughout the project, with black absolute cut dots inlaid in the entrance and powder room. We also used chameleon stone insert registers to blend the floor vents into the marblework. The layout process of this project was key to a successful installation.


Details of the entrance marble work. The center was installed at a 45-degree angle with black granite dots inlaid and a 1″ black border next to a white Cararra border.
An angle of the great room, where 12 sections of white Carrara marble were inlaid into the maple wood flooring.
This photo shows the installation process of the entrance area. After determining the layout, we installed the white Carrara field tile with black granite dot inlays.
Workers removing the maple wood flooring to prepare for placing the strata mat and marble.
The marble installation from the kitchen looks through to the great room. This image shows the details of creating the two borders and the field marble at a 45-degree angle.


Do you have a recently completed project that features innovative design and installation of tile & stone? Consider entering it into the 2024 CID Awards – the submission portal will open this fall.