Archive for August, 2012

  • Vein Cut Versus Cross Cut Travertine Tile

    Travertine tile can be cut in two different ways The first is “Vein cut”, which is against the bedding of the stone, revealing the bedding plane. Vein cut has a linear pattern of straight lines running through it– and is less readily available than Cross cut travertine tile. Designers say the Vein cut slabs are what […]

    Posted on August 31, 2012 Read More
  • Italian Marble 101

    Italian Stone Materials Italian stone materials are renowned throughout the world because of their wide range of colors and the size of their deposits. Italy is one of the leading world producers of raw materials, producing over 10.5 million tons of blocks per year, which are quarried and processed by almost 10,000 companies with 60,000 […]

    Posted on August 29, 2012 Read More
  • What are Ledger Panels?

    Most simply, ledger panels are wall coverings. They are also known as thin stone veneers, which are used as a protective and decorative covering for exterior or interior horizontal walls and surfaces. Measurements and Shapes Natural thin veneer is a natural stone cut at a wall depth ranging from ¾’’- 1¼’’ inches as compared to […]

    Posted on August 27, 2012 Read More
  • Why Larger Tiles Are More Expensive

    What’s the Definition of Large? Well, large-format natural stone tile sizes can vary, depending on the application and type of stone. For example, large wall tile ranges from 12’’ x 12’’ to 24’’ x 24’’ inches, and stone panels used in commercial and exterior applications can be up to 7 feet long and 4 feet […]

    Posted on August 23, 2012 Read More
  • How to Determine the Right Tile Finish for the Right Space

    When shopping for tiles there are different finishes that fit better for certain places within the home. Some of these reasons are based on safety and common sense such as avoiding slipping, while other decisions are made weighing heavily on design concept or aesthetics. There is terminology that is used in the world of tiles […]

    Posted on August 21, 2012 Read More
  • Stone Tile Liquidators Is Now a Member of the Marble Institute of America

    Marble Institute of America has been the natural stone industry’s authoritative source for over 65 years.  Stone Tile Liquidators’ membership to MIA shows our commitment to the natural stone industry by providing the highest quality natural stone tiles such as marble tiles, granite tiles and glass mosaic tiles, at the most competitive prices. Marble Institute […]

    Posted on August 11, 2012 Read More