International Market Centers (IMC) has announced that the Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) monthly First Friday series, to be held June 4, in person and virtually, will focus on natural stone. Participants in the free session will receive 0.1 CEU credits.

“Natural stone applications can add beauty, character and value to any living space,” said Cain Brodie, CEO of LVDC. “By communicating the appropriate expectations for performance and maintenance requirements, consumers will better understand and appreciate the use of natural stone in their kitchens and bathrooms. “

The June session, titled Natural Stone Countertops: Considerations for Kitchen and Bathroom Applications, explores the physical characteristics and properties of different types of natural stone and how to set appropriate expectations for their performance as a building material. residential counter. Participants will gain an understanding of the manufacture, installation, maintenance and maintenance of granite, marble, quartzite and soapstone to ensure longevity and consumer satisfaction. They will learn what design aesthetic can be achieved with natural stone and why many trends today favor this incredibly versatile, durable and beautiful material. Participants will also experience the value achieved by selecting natural stone over man-made materials for a countertop surface and will come away with innovative design ideas for future projects.

The session will be presented by Lelia Freidlander, President and Owner of Las Vegas-based TuffSkin Surface Protection, a proprietary stone sealer that ensures stone countertops, like marble, are etch and stain resistant. Freidlander graduated in 2020 from the MGM Supplier Diversity Leadership program and graduated in 2017 from the WBENC Platinum Supplier program. She received the 2018 Women of Distinction Award – Construction and received Congressional Recognition in 2016 from the House of Representatives for being a finalist for the Family Owned Business Award from Nevada Business Magazine.

The session will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. PT on Friday, June 4 and will be held in person in the LVDC A240 seminar room and simultaneously broadcast live via Zoom. To register and attend in person, please email [email protected] Register online to attend the Zoom presentation.

LVDC’s next “First Friday” session will take place on Friday August 6th.