Tiling Glossary – D

Tiling Contractor Glossary

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Dead load.
A constant load that in structures is due to the mass of the members, the supported structure, and permanent attachments or accessories.
Decorative tile.
Tile with a ceramic decoration on the surface.
Density.
The ratio of the mass of a body to its volume, or the mass per unit volume of the substance. When G.G.S. units are used, the density of a substance is numerically equal to the specific gravity of the substance referred to water a 4 degrees C, the maximum density (1,000) of water. For ordinary practical purposes, density and specific gravity may be regarded as equivalent.
Double bullnose.
A type of trim with the same convex radius on two opposite sides.
Dry pack.
Concrete or mortar mixtures deposited and consolidated by dry packing.
Dry packing.
Placing of zero slump, or near zero slump, concrete, mortar, or grout by ramming into a confined space.
Dry spots
Small areas on the face of tile which have been insufficiently glazed.
Dutchman.
A cut tile used as a filler in the run of a wall or floor area.

 


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