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Natural Stone Industry Glossary

Search Results: 12 Terms Found
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.