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A naturally laminated rock that is often used in regular and irregular shapes embedded in cement or mortar to create a hard-surface, patterned floor.

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...achieve your design goals. Traditional If you desire a classic look, select natural stone tile, which gives an entryway a modern look with a hint of warmth and style. Slate, marble, quartzite, limestone, and travertine are natural stone tile types that are also available in various sizes and shapes. You can also achieve the look of natural stone with Colorbody™ and...
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...A dense fine-grained metamorphic rock, Slate was formed when ancient seabeds, filled with sediments of clay and shale, were pushed upwards by collisions between the continents. It is an extremely durable tile whose beautiful color variations indicate the presence of minerals such as iron oxide. All slate exhibits clear clefting along parallel planes which gives it a unique, streaming texture - a p...
Flagstone is a natural rock that is sold in irregular shapes and various thicknesses and colors. The rock is mined in all parts of the world. It is generally fine-grained sandstone, bluestone, quartzite, or slate, but thin slabs of other stones may be used. Real flagstone is the result of sand that has been compressed over thousands of years. It has a rough, porous texture that feels like sandpaper, and ...