TermDefinitionTags
Decorated TileUsually applied to glazed tiles and can refer to hand painting, slip outline or screen printing....
Diamond DrillingMechanical process increasingly used to form holes in fully vitrified tiles....
Dispersion AdhesivesPre-mixed product, also referred to as Òready-mixÓ containing polymer organic binders ...
Dumpy LevelSite term for a theodolite....
Dust Pressed TileA tile whose body has been formed in a mould or die under heavy hydraulic pressure from refined clay...
Encaustic TilesPorous ceramic tiles decorated with in-laid coloured clays before firing but also used to describe s...
Engobe SurfaceCeramic tile face given colour, opacity or other characteristics by the application of a slip coatin...
EpoxidesA reaction resin associated with acid resisting tiling and grouts....
EttringiteA natural mineral found in hydrated Portland cement as a result of reaction between calcium aluminat...
Expanded Metal lathingA material formed from thin metal sheeting expanded in size by stretching after a lattice pattern ha...
Expansion JointA designed void incorporated into render, screed and tiling to reflect a joint in the structure or t...
Extruded TileManufacture of tiles by the extrusion of specially prepared plastic clays through a die that incorpo...
FaienceA twice fired glazed material widely used in 19th and 20th centuries for external cladding, now only...
Floating Screed65mm Ð 75mm screed laid over but not bonded to a sub-floor and separated from it by thermal or a...
Floor TileMaterial either glazed or unglazed and measuring up to 600 x 600 mm. Characteristics are described i...
Frost ResistanceThe ability of a ceramic tile to resist frost which is dependent on porosity and water absorption le...
Fully VitrifiedTerm used to describe ceramic material with minimal water absorption where porosity has been signifi...
Gauge StickTimber batten marked with tile measurements to help establish the most acceptable setting out on eac...
Gauging TrowelStandard trowel for the application of bedding mortar or adhesive to tile backs....