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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TCA (Tile Council Of America) 
The professional association of manufacturers of ceramic and porcelain tiles. The leading resource for education and installation techniques.
TEMPLATE 
A pattern made from plastic, wood, or metal that is used to apply a repetitive pattern through chemical process, drilling or cutting.
TERRAZZO 
A hard durable flooring material comprised of chips of granite and/or marble set in concrete and then polished.
TEXTURE 
The appearance, consistency and feel of a surface.
TEXTURED FINISH 
A finish for stone obtained by hammering and chiseling.
THERMAL FINISH 
A finish for stone that is rough and non-reflective that is achieved through the application of intense heat or flames.
THIN STONE 
A stone that is less than 2 inches thick.
THRESHOLD 
The flat strip of stone, wood or other material that projects above the floor between rooms.
TILE 
A thin composite of clay or porcelain used for flooring, walls and countertops.
TOLERANCE 
An allowance in the fabrication process.
TRANSLUCENCE 
The quality of allowing light to pass through.
TRAVERTINE 
A white or light colored calcareous rock that is a variety of limestone.
TUMBLE FINISH 
A finish for stone that is produced by machine tumbling creating an uneven surface.
TUMBLED TRAVERTINE
A travertine finish that has a rough textured finish and rounded edges.
TUMBLER 
A drum like rotating machine used to produce the tumbled finish on stones including marbles and travertine.