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Natural Stone Industry Glossary

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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.