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Natural Stone Industry Glossary

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ERECTION 
The process of building or setting a stone into place in the vertical plane.
ETCHING 
In masonry, a finish where the stone is eroded by an acid. Etching can be done in specific designs or patterns in small areas, or for an overall finish.
EXFOLIATION 
The peeling off of flakes of stone or mineral in thin layers cause by chemical reaction, weather, or heat.
EXPANSION 
The enlargement (in all directions) due to natural phenomenon including absorption of water or rise in temperature.
EXPOSED AGGREGATE 
A type of finish on concrete that is crafted to expose special stones and fragments for their colors, shapes and sizes.
EFFLORESCENCE 
A deposit of white carbonates or sulfates that form on the surface of brick, concrete, mortar or stone when moisture is absorbed.
EGGSHELL FINISH 
A finish for woods, walls, or stone that is matte in appearance, like an egg shell.
EIGHT-CUT FINISH 
A replicated corrugated finish of parallel markings.
EMULSION 
A mixture of particles, liquids and binders where particles are suspended.
ENCRINAL MARBLE 
A marble saturated with shells and fossils creating unique patterns and colors.
ENDOLITHIC 
In masonry, the process of adding color or textures to stone.
ENGINEERED STONE 
A man-made composite material that is comprised of resins, rocks, glass, epoxies and other ingredients.
ENTABLATURE 
Architectural term that refers to the horizontal stones above columns.
ENTASIS 
A convex curve crafted into the shaft of a column to create a visual illusion.
EPOXY RESIN 
A flexible thermosetting resin used in coatings, laminates and adhesives normally used for surface coatings, mortars, cements, floor surfaces and adhesives.
EPOXY 
An adhesive made from synthetic thermosetting polymers which are chemical resistance and tough.