Glossary of Terms
Are you new to the monument industry? If so, you may be unfamilar with some of the terms used to describe grantie monuments.
Use this page as a helpful resource if you just don't know what something means or stands for, or you just need a little direction when looking at sizes and finishes.
BRP - Balanced Rock Pitched
Beautiful rocky texture. Represented in our drawings with multiple uneven lines - usually found on base pictures.
PFT - Polished Flat Top
This means that the top surface of a base or marker is polished.
PMG - Polished Margin
A margin is measured in inches and is a polished portion of the granite on the top of a base or marker.
Sides are smooth and unfinished (not polished)
Looks smooth and glossy. Usually has a shiny and darker appearance than the unfinished stone.
P1 - One surface is polished
We refer to a monument that has one of its surfaces polished P1. In this case, it is usually the front of the monument.
P2 - Two surfaces are polished
We refer to a monument that has two of its surfaces polished P2. An example of a P2 would be a Serp Top with a polished front and back.
P3 - Three surfaces are polished
We refer to a monument that has three of its surfaces polished P3. An example of a P3 would be a Serp Top with a polished front, top and back.
P5 or 'All Polished' - Five surfaces are polished
We refer to a monument that has five (in some cases, all) of its surfaces polished P5 .An example of a P5 would be a Serp Top with a polished front, top and back and sides.
P8 - All polished with chamfers
A monument that is all polished, (front, top, back, sides) and has chamfers would be a P8.
F, B &T
Refering to the face of a monument, the back and the top. Often describes the sides of a monument that are polished.
JB- Jet Black
Our most popular black granite color.
SG - Super Gray
Our most popular granite color, Super Gray.
Standard Top Designs