Stone Usage Guide

At Daltile we understand how important it is to use the right stone for each project. Our extensive Stone Usage Guide has been developed to help you compare all products and choose the stone that best fits your project. Choosing the right product will ensure you enjoy your beautiful stone for many years to come.

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Color # Finish Size/Thickness Minimum
Grout Joint
Recommendation
Durability Floor Variation Residential
Exterior Usage
Commerical
Exterior Usage
Special Notes
G215 New Venetian Gold Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 2 M EW/EC EW/EC
G254 Golden Garnet Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 2 L EW/EC EW/EC
G265 Tunas Green Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" N/A M EW/EC
G266 Verde Butterfly Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" N/A L EW/EC
G269 Giallo Antico Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" N/A L EW/EC
G287 Santa Cecilia Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 2 M EW/EC EW/EC
G289 Tan Brown Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 3 L EW/EC EW/EC
G293 Golden Leaf Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" N/A M EW/EC
G317 Madurai Gold Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 2 M EW/EC EW/EC
G329 Sapphire Blue Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 3 M EW/EC
G701 Impala Black Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 3 L EW/EC EW/EC
G702 Luna Pearl Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 2 L EW/EC EW/EC
G703 Blue Pearl GT Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 3 L EW/EC EW/EC
G704 Baltic Brown Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 3 L EW/EC EW/EC
G705 Emerald Pearl Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" N/A L EW/EC
G761 Ubatuba Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 3 L EW/EC EW/EC
G762 Giallo Veneziano Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 2 M EW/EC EW/EC
G763 Cafe Imperial Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" N/A L EW/EC
G771 Absolute Black (Polished) Polished/Honed 24"x24"x5/8", 12"x24"x3/8", 18"x18"x1/2", 12"x12"x3/8" 1/16" 3 L EW/EC EW/EC
G772 Galaxy Black Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 3 L EW/EC EW/EC
G773 Juparana Colombo Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 3 M EW/EC
G792 Dakota Mahogany (Polished) Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 3 L EW/EC EW/EC
G715 Butterfly Blue Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 3 M EW/EC
G226 Labrador Antique Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 1 L EW/EC
G229 Vyara Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 3 M EW/EC
G296 Kashmir White Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" 2 M EW/EC EW/EC
G314 Kashmir Gold Polished 12x12x3/8" 1/16" N/A M EW/EC
G792 Dakota Mahogany (Flamed) Flamed 12" x 12" x 3/8" Flamed 1/16" 3 L
G331 Giallo Ornamental Polished 12"x12"x3/8" 1/16" 2 M EW/EC EW/EC
G364 Spring Green Polished 12"x12"x3/8" 1/16" 3 M EW/EC EW/EC
G771 Absolute Black (Flamed) Flamed 12x12x3/8 1/16" 3 L
G518 Desert Brown Polished 12" x 12" x 3/8" 1/16" 3 L EW/EC EW/EC

Durability Legend

1. Residential: Suitable for residential use. Not recommended for commercial areas.
2. Medium/Light Commercial: Suitable for light commercial and residential use.
3. Heavy Commercial: Suitable for most commercial and/or high traffic areas.

Color Variations Legend

L Low: Background color is relatively uniform.
M Medium: Background color contains light variations.
H High: Background color contains distinct variations.
R Random: Variegated in color and veining. Blending allowances during installation are strongly recommended.

Exterior Usage Legend

Suitable for exterior application in freezing and non-freezing climates.
EF Suitable for covered exterior floors in freezing and non-freezing climates.
EW Suitable for covered exterior walls in freezing and non-freezing climates.
EC Suitable for covered exterior countertops in freezing and non-freezing climates.

Special Notes Legend

Not recommended in wet areas.
Can be used in interior wet areas, if sealed and maintained properly. If not properly maintained, the stone look could be altered. Please contact your sealer manufacturer or your Daltile sales representative for information about products that can protect the stone from moisture exposure.
Might contain dry seams, pits, fossils, and glass veins that are filled at the factory or during installation. These are all inherent characteristics of the stone. Since these voids can sometimes lose their fillings, they should be refilled as part of normal maintenance.
A sealer is recommended. (Note: Some limestone and tumbled stone should be sealed prior to grouting.)
These stones contain deposits or minerals and iron that may react to moisture. Stone bleeding or rusting is a common example of this. These stones should not be used in installations where they would be exposed to standing, run off water or too much humidity. A sealer is stronly recommended but will not prevent the chemical reaction from happening. Please contact your sealer manufacturer for information about products that can protect the stone from moisture exposure.
White thin-set or mortar is recommended.
Install with a non-staining epoxy. Do not use any water based setting material with these stones.
Not recommended for shower floors.