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Natural Stone Industry Glossary

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IMPREGNATOR 
Chemical compounds that are engineered to penetrate the surface of a stone. Typically applied to reduce absorbency rate inherent in stone.
INCISE 
The action of cutting or engraving a stone or other solid surface.
INDENTING 
The intentional practice of omitting stones in a pattern to allow for future bonding work.
INLAY 
An ornamental decoration that is crafted by removing a portion of the base stone or wood and inserting a different surface including wood, glass, tile or stone.
IGNEOUS ROCK 
A rock that is formed by the solidification of molten magma.
IMPORT BROKER 
A professional that acts as an import agent for foreign sourced products.
IMPORTER 
A business or individual that purchases, distributes and resells foreign sourced products.
IMPREGNATION 
The process of applying a chemical compound to penetrate a stone for a variety of purposes including stain inhibition.