NATURAL STONE INDUSTRY GLOSSARY

Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This Natural Stone industry glossary provides a collection of industry terms that define many products and technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the glossary below.

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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.