Although most of our products are vein cut to show horizontal veining in the tile, some vertical fissures will occur. Fissures are a natural part of the stone, and these deposits and surface cracks do not compromise the durability of the stone. Each stone has a different characteristic, and fissures, as well as veining, will be more frequent in some stones than in others. You cannot hand-select individual stones to avoid these naturally occurring variations.
My marble looks cracked. Why does it have vertical stripes cutting across the prominent horizontal ones?
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