Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Jurassic Parquet

A whole new sort of limestone pavement
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Carefully selected fossil-bearing slabs of Jurassic limestone are cut into small uniform oblong blocks, the upper surface being polished to expose the fossils and then coated to provide wear protection.

These are then laid on a prepared surface to provide a unique form of flooring.

The polished fossil could be nothing more than a thin wafer, bonded to a durable ceramic substrate.

Larger versions for outdoor use, in the form of a paleontological patio, are under consideration.

8th of 7, Oct 06 2014

Liscannor slate with fossil traces http://www.otago.ac...ogy/otago073093.JPG
[xenzag, Oct 06 2014]

Got your ammonites right here! http://www.fernbank...ures/fossil-floors/
Ammonites - check. Cut, polished, wear resistant blocks - check. Jurassic - check. Strained pun - not in evidence. [bungston, Oct 07 2014]

How about a wood floor... http://www.julianti...petrified_wood.html
...that's petrified!?! [Canuck, Oct 07 2014]


       Nice title, but totally baked in Liscannor slate.... look it up if you don't know what it is. (or see link)
xenzag, Oct 06 2014

       Yes, but that's not cut, polished, wear-resistant blocks. Plus, no ammonites or other nautiloids.
8th of 7, Oct 06 2014

       [bungs], that's a museum exhibit, not a consumer product.
8th of 7, Oct 07 2014

       Love the title. I install quite a bit of slate with plant and little snail-shell looking fossils.   

       The atrium of my lab is paved with cut and polished fossiliferous limestone.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 07 2014


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