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Natural Stone Industry Glossary

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NATURAL BED 
Typically stratified materials such as stone that have been set on the same plane.
NATURAL CEMENT 
An organic product of lime that has a high clay content.
NATURAL CLEFT 
In masonry, a type of finish created by splitting the stone to the cleft surface leaving a natural appearance and finish.
NATURAL STONE MOSAICS
Stones that are attached by a mesh or adhesive backing in a design or pattern.
NATURAL STONE 
A stone, including granite, quartz, slate, marble and others that occur naturally.
NEAT CEMENT 
A cement product that is uncut by sand, making it pure.
NEGATIVE LIP 
The result of an installation where tiles or stones are installed lower than surrounding tiles.
NOMINAL DIMENSION 
In masonry, a dimension that is greater than the specified dimension as determined by the mortar joint thickness. In carpentry, the labels given to lumber prior to finishing.
NON-COMBUSTIBLE 
Materials that will not ignite or burn when subjected to extreme temperatures or flames.
NON-CORRODING 
Materials that resist oxidation and corrosive actions.
NON-FERROUS 
A metal, including alloys that does not contain appreciable percentages of iron; it includes nickel, titanium, zinc, lead and many more.
NON-STAINING MORTAR
A stain resistant mortar comprised of materials that have a very low alkali content .
NOSING 
A rounded edge on a molding or step.