In a wood matrix, inlays commonly use wood veneers, but other materials like shells, mother-of-pearl, horn or ivory may also be used. Pietre dure, or colored stones inlaid in white or black marbles, and inlays of precious metals in a base metal matrix are other forms of inlay
The arts of marquetry and inlay go back hundreds of years. New techniques allow for varied use of age-old applications, including stone inlays, metal inlays and even an outside vinyl deck inlay process. A wide selection of domestic and exotic hardwoods are also available for use in creating wood floor and furniture wood inlays, wood marquetry and an impressive collection of wood floor medallions.