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MIA has expanded its Pinnacle Awards program with the addition of two new categories—Kitchen of the Year and Bath of the Year.

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has added two new categories—Kitchen of the Year and Bath of the Year—to its Pinnacle Awards program.

The new kitchen and bath categories will be in addition to the traditional categories for residential interior/exterior sponsored by GranQuartz, commercial interior and commercial exterior sponsored by MAPEI and renovation/restoration sponsored by Coldspring.

"With the boom in the use of natural stone for residential kitchens and baths domestically and internationally, we felt that adding the two specialty categories would be a natural extension for the competition," said Jim Hieb, MIA's executive vice president. "With expansion into the most popular consumer stone categories, MIA hopes to significantly increase the number of kitchen and bath entries this year.”

According to Hieb, the winners of the new categories will be eligible to win the Grande Pinnacle Award, sponsored by Marmomacc, which carries with it a trip to the Marmomacc stone show in Verona, Italy.

The deadline for all categories in the Pinnacle Awards program is July 31.

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