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Mechanical FixingA metal grid fixed to background concrete to enable large tiles or ceramic sheets to be anchored bac...
Mechanical keyTreatment of backgrounds to improve adhesion either by raking out joints, forming keying grooves in ...
Metal edging trimProprietary item largely replacing rounded edges for external angles available in aluminium, brass o...
Mild Steel MeshManufactured to BS 4483 usually employed in sizes D49 or A98 to reinforce de-bonded and floating scr...
Moisture ExpansionThe increase in dimension of materials, such as ceramic, due to changes in prevailing moisture condi...
NoggingsShort timber struts fixed between joists to strengthen or stiffen a timber base before tiling....
Non VitreousCeramic tiles having water absorption in excess of 7%...
Notched TrowelUsed for the application of adhesives to walls and floors. Notches are of various sizes, square or r...
Open TimeLength of time an adhesive applied to a substrate retains its ability to bond effectively to a tile,...
PEI RatingA means of classifying a glazed tileÕs ability to withstand varying levels of foot traffic, r...
Pendulum TestA portable instrument to establish coefficient of friction on installed floor tiling. Defined in BS ...
Pin HammerLight hammer for use with thumb chisel to apply a scribed line on a floor tile prior to cutting and ...
PincersStandard tool used for snipping pieces of glazed tile up to a scribed line....
Plaster finishGypsum plaster as a finishing coat on plasterboard, cement render or plaster base or scratch coat....
PlasterboardPaper faced board manufactured from gypsum plaster often used as a tiling background, particularly i...
Plastic edging trimProprietary item largely replacing rounded edges for external angles, available in various profiles ...
PlasticiserA material that increases fluidity or plasticity of a mortar, cement paste or concrete mixture and r...
Plumb BobUsed with a plumb line to line through and check dots applied to a vertical surface....
Pointing TrowelTypically 100 mm Ð 180 mm, used for buttering, straightening, marking floated surfaces and apply...
Polished PorcelainA finish applied to highly vitrified ceramic tiles by abrasive polishing...