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Quarry

Areas where huge rock deposits have been exposed from the core of the Earth's crust, where natural stone is taken from.

Quarry Tile

Tile taken from a quarry that is over 6"" in surface area.

Quarter Round

A piece of molding that is generally applied in the front of pre-existing baseboard covering the expansion gap needed for bamboo flooring. Differs from base shoe because quarter round is a quarter of a full circle and a base shoe is the quarter of an oval.

Quartersawn

A method of sawing wood which results in the growth rings of the wood forming a 45-90 angle with the surface of the piece.

Quartz

A common silicon dioxide mineral that is the main component in sandstone.

Quartzite

Rock composed of quartz crystals which is available in a variety of colors and has a smooth surface.

Quartzitic Sandstone

Sandstone with a large percentage of quartz grains.

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