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02-24-2010, 04:46 PM
I found a scrap piece of slab that is the color Iím looking for, but there is a saw cut in the middle of the size I need. The stone yard did not have it identified and the person helping me didnít know the name of the stone. Does it look familiar to anyone? Sure would be easier to find if I knew what I was looking for. :)

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02-24-2010, 05:17 PM
I'm going to guess Jerusalem Limestone.


Bill Vincent
02-24-2010, 06:44 PM
I'd agree-- either that or some kind of travertine. Definitely a limestone, though.

02-24-2010, 06:56 PM
Turkish travertine.


02-24-2010, 08:01 PM
Thanks, guys. The piece they broke off and gave me is a great match to some travertine tile that I'm using. The tile is identified as light walnut from Turkey, so Mick's Turkish Travertine may be it. Does this stone have a 'name'? I noticed many of the slabs had tags (crema claro, durango, etc), or is Turkish Travertine the name? What I'm asking is, when I call around, what stone should I ask for if I wanted something that looked like this?

02-24-2010, 08:41 PM
Ask for honed and filled turkish noch.

02-27-2010, 02:58 PM
noche? isnt that a little too light to be that?

Bill Vincent
02-27-2010, 03:01 PM
A little light, but not out of the question. Either Noche or Durango.

02-27-2010, 04:04 PM
Thanks, everyone. I went to a stone distributor yesterday where there was quite an assortment to look at and I'm pretty sure it is a crema claro. I had seen some crema claro at a fabricator's shop, but it was much lighter so I didn't think that's what it was. I found several different lots of crema claro yesterday that were a very good match to my sample though. Even found a remnant that would've worked great, but they wouldn't sell it to me. :bonk:

Thanks again!

Scottish Tile and Stone
02-27-2010, 04:07 PM
looks pretty close to durango

02-27-2010, 04:29 PM
It could be anything...and its not uncommon to have stones mislabled either.