TermDefinitionTags
Abrasion ResistanceA glazed floor tile's ability to withstand friction. Classifications range from 1 - 5 and are known ...
AbsorptionPorosity of a tile determines its frost resistance and its resistance to staining. The higher the wa...
Acid ResistingFloor or wall tiling that is resistant to acid attack and relates to bedding and jointing as well as...
AdditivesStyrene Butadiene or acrylic polymers incorporated at factory or added separately to adhesives on si...
AdhesiveReady mixed, usually pva or acrylic or cement based powders mixed on site with water and additives f...
Angle BeadAn increasingly historic item, usually glazed and used as a finish to external angles. A coved versi...
Anhydrite ScreedA form of pumped self levelling screed based on calcium sulfate which can produce screeds of high fi...
Ashlar SlabTerm used in faience work to describe large glazed slabs that were similar in appearance to construc...
Back butteringWhen a substrate is not completely flat or a tile has deep indentations, additional adhesive is appl...
Backer BoardInert sheet material, often cement or polystyrene based, increasingly used to provide a stable and m...
BackgroundsGeneral term used for all surfaces to which tiling is adhered....
BattenTimber strip fixed to the wall to support the first whole course of tiling....
BedDepth of applied adhesive or mortar....
BiscuitThe base body of a glazed wall tile that is pressed and fired as a separate process before glazing a...
BolsterHeavy chisel for cutting out, used with lump hammer....
Bonding Agents Manufactured products incorporating PVA (polyvinyl acetates), SBR (styrene butadiene rubber) or AR (...
Breaking strengthDefined in BS EN ISO 10545-4 giving an indication of a tileÕs resistance to cracking or chipp...
Broken BondDescription of the lineable joints in every other course usually half bonded....
Bush HammeringMechanical process to remove laitance from surface of concrete to expose aggregate to provide a stro...
Buttering trowelSmall trowel used to apply adhesive or mortar in back buttering....