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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MACHINE FINISH 
A finish produced by mechanical planers to create a variety of surface finishes.
MALPAIS 
A dark colored rock found in rough terrain typically from a volcanic source.
MANTEL 
A stone, arch or a beam design to support masonry above a fireplace opening.
MANUFACTURED 
In masonry, refers to fabricated stones that are ready for installation.
MANUFACTURER 
In masonry, the company that fabricates stone.
MARBLE 
A crystalline metamorphic stone with veins and streaks of color and texture that is capable of being polished.
METAMORPHIC ROCK 
A rock that has been altered by intense pressure, high temperatures or both. Examples include quartz-based stones, granite, shale and marble.
MICRO FIBER 
A fabric made from synthetic yarns less than 1 denier.
MOHS SCALE 
The commercially recognized scale for determining the hardness of solids. The lower the number, the softer the material. (1) Talc, (2) Gypsum, (3) Calcite (Marble), (4) Fluorite, (5) Apatite, (6) Feldspar (Granite), (7) Quartz (Granite), (8) Topaz, (9) C
MOSAIC
A pattern or picture created by arranging small colored pieces of stone, tile or glass.
MOSAIC TILE
Tiles that are mounted on mesh sheets or adhesive strips that have a pattern or picture.
MOSAICS
A pattern or picture created by arranging colored pieces of tile, stone, or glass.