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A crystalline rock composed predominately of one or more of the following materials: calcite, dolomite, or serpentine, and capable of taking polish.
A sedimentary rock consisting usually of quartz cemented with silica, iron oxide or calcium carbonate. It is durable, has a very high crushing and tensile strength and a wide range of colors or textures.
A variety of limestone. Usually has voids on the surface formed by water elements and pressure over time. These voids are either filled or left unfilled.
is especially popular in architecture of North America and Europe, are made primarily of the material. The primary source of the calcite in limestone is most commonly marine organisms.
is a cryptocrystalline form of quartz. The colors of its bands range from white to purple or blue. Commonly, specimens of onyx available contain bands of colors of white, tan, and brown.
slate tiles are often used for interior and exterior flooring or walls. Slate often used as a decor in freshwater aquariums. Silicon glue adheres to slate, creating a non-toxic bond to secure it. It is also used in stairs and pathways for the same reasons.
A very hard, crystalline, igneous rock. Contains granular, flecks of minerals spread consistently throughout the stone to form a visibly even crystalline structure.
A type of concrete in which chips or pieces of stone, usually marble, are mixed with cement and are ground to a flat surface, exposing the chips which take a high polish. Used for creation attractive walkways, floors, lobbies, buildings panels, counter tops etc by exposing marble chips with concrete. Then surface is grinded with a terrazzo grinder and polished.
A mixture of clays which have been shaped and fired at high temperatures resulting in a hard body. This hard body may then be left untreated or it may receive a glazed wear layer.
A porcelain tile, generally made by the dust-pressed method, of a composition that produces a dense, impervious, fine-grained tile with smooth and sharply formed face.
Water and stain resistance properties make it great for indoor use. Cultured marble is found on bathtubs, sinks, table tops and counter tops. The uses of this marble are mainly in the commercial service sector, where you find the marble on counter tops and shower stalls.