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The Timeless Look of Natural Stone

Durable natural stone tile has been used for centuries as a quality finish in buildings. Stone is used in a variety of applications from rustic cabins to minimalist modern interiors and can be specified in many sizes, shapes and colors. From sedimentary to metamorphic, this presentation reviews the differences between sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic stone products including the differences between travertine and marble. An overview of numerous finishes, installations and appropriate maintenance techniques will provide information on how to select the right stone for any surface. Honed, tumbled, polished, split faced, brushed are just some of the finishes explained and illustrated in this presentation. This overview demonstrates why stone has numerous environmental benefits to architects who design buildings that are long lasting.

This course also qualifies for Professional Development Hours (PDH): Submit certificate of completion for PDH credit to your state licensing board. Check your state licensing board for all laws, rules, regulations and continuing education requirements.

Learn At Your Own Pace:

You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between different types of stone and how they are formed
  • Discuss methods of stone finishing that gives different surface looks.
  • Explain the basics of selecting, installing and maintaining different types of stone.
  • Specify the use of stone as an environmental choice for green buildings.

AIA logo Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW

This CEU is registered with the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for continuing education credits (1 CEU value). Credit is accepted by the ASID, IIDA, and IDC.

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.



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