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Vein Cut

A cut of stone that was taken perpendicular to a bedding plane.

Veinings

Colorful marking or the appearance of veins in stone flooring.

Veneer

A thin facing applied to a surface for decoration, insulation, or extra protection. It is commonly seen in stone veneer applied to interiors and exteriors of homes to provide a stone wall look.

Verde Antique

A type of marble often polished and used for flooring that is mainly composed of serpentine. It commonly has very thin white lines running though it that resemble broken spider webs.

Vertical Broken Joint

A tile installation method where each row is offset from the previous row for half a tile's length.

Vitreous Tile

A glassy, rather than crystalline, tile with low porosity that has a low water absorption rate between 0.5% and 3%.

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