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ScreedTraditionally a sand and cement levelling layer prior to the application of floor tiles. Now often c...
ScreedingThe act of applying a screed....
Screen PrintingTechnique for applying patterns and decorative effects to a glazed tile....
ScribeA tungsten tipped tool used to scribe a glazed tile surface prior to snapping into two....
Self Levelling CompoundCement powder, water or latex based, for use on new and existing screed or concrete substrates to le...
Semi-dry ThickbedA traditional method of applying a sand and cement screed and tile bed in a single operation. Involv...
Serrated TrowelManufactured with various sized serrations for application of adhesive. Also referred to as a notche...
Setting OutThe act of arranging a starting or centre point on both floors and walls to achieve a balanced and v...
Sharp SandFine aggregate supplied to BS EN 13139 suitable for use in a floor screed....
Site ConcreteThe base slab, constructed to BS 8204 Part 1 on which the bulk of tile floor finishes build up from....
Slip OutlineA means of forming a pattern on a biscuit tile using a line of thin wet slip which provides a separa...
Slip ResistanceThe coefficient of dynamic friction of a floor surface related to foot traffic. The Pendulum Test de...
SmaltiSmall irregularly shaped pieces of mosaic that are snipped from 10 mm slabs of highly coloured glass...
Spacer PegsA series of plastic spacer pins or pegs of prescribed width, used during wall tile fixing to maintai...
Spirit LevelA hand held instrument for establishing vertical and horizontal levels....
Split tilesA description often applied to extruded ceramic tiles which were made back to back, wire cut to size...
Squaring a large floorAn operation now performed with the aid of a laser, but originally using a large builderÕs ti...
Straight EdgeAn accurately prepared timber batten or a manufactured aluminium item, used in setting out and also ...
String CourseThe course of tiling either side of a staircase laid lineable with tread nosings....
String lineUsed in conjunction with chalk to mark course lines on a wall or floor and without the chalk to chec...