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Glass mosaic tiles.
Tiles made of glass, usually in sizes not over two inches square and 1/4 inch thick, mounted on sheets of paper. Usually sheets are twelve inches square.
Glaze.
A ceramic coating matured to the glassy state on a formed ceramic article. The term glaze also refers to the material or mixture from which the coating is made.
Glazed tile.
Tile with a fused impervious facial finish composed of ceramic materials, fused into the body of the tile which may be a non-vitreous, semi-vitreous, vitreous, or impervious body. The glazed surface may be clear, white, or colored.
Grout.
A rich or strong cementitious or chemically setting mix used for filling tile joints.
Grout saw.
The grout saw is a saw-toothed carbide steel blade mounted on a sometimes wooden handle. It is used to remove old grout.
Impervious.
The degree of vitrification evidenced visually by complete resistance to dye penetration.
Impervious tile.
Has water absorption of 0.5 percent or less.
In/Out corner
Trim tile for turning a right-angle inside or outside a wall corner.
Kiln cracks.
Cracks in tile, flat or trim, occurring when the tile is fired. Typically, the cracks are from one outer edge and do not go clear across the tile.
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