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Stone mosaic tile is renowned for its versatility. Stone mosaics are produced by blending a variety of shapes and types of natural stone, as well as glass, metal, wood and other elements. Stone mosaic tiles are most frequently used for kitchen backsplash tile, shower tile, pool tile and they make a great floor tile. Stone mosaics tile is really well-suited for any use including any indoor or outdoor tile installation.
Stone tiles are quarried and cut and then refined in a variety surface finishes. They carry the inherent qualities of the stone they are produced from - marble, granite limestone, travertine etc. Colors will vary greatly and cracks, fissures and discolorations are common but add to the natural beauty of the piece. Stone tiles are porous and need to be sealed and cared for properly. The price of stone is not directly related to quality, it is related to availability. The best way to choose stone tile is to take a sampling of the product and lay it out to see the individually unique characteristics of what you are getting. Stone tiles are produced in a variety of finishes. Read below for the most commonly encountered types of finishes:

Polished
A mirror-like, glossy surface that brings out the color and character of the stone to its fullest, because it optimally reflects the light.

Honed
A velvety smooth surface with little or no gloss. The degree of honing depends on the stone, but may vary from light to heavy.

Tumbled
A weathered, aging finish achieved when the stone is tumbled with sand, pebbles, or steel bearings. Tumbled stone may present chipped edges and imperfections created by the tumbling process. These characteristics give the stone more of a worn, old look.

Brushed
A finish that replicates rustic or distressed textures. This finish tries to replicate the naturally occurring effects of the aging process. There are many ways to distress stone surface: flaming, bush-hammer treatment and others.
Stone tiles may be produced from a variety of stone.

Go to the links below to learn about the characteristic features of the different natural stone types. You will understand you stone tiles better.
· Granite
· Marble
· Limestone
· Quartzite
· Travertine
· Onyx

 

 

 

 

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