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Paper and Wire

A tile installation method which involves using wire mesh and tar paper as a backing.

Perrons

Stone used as steps or for arches.

Pin Holes/Pin Lines

Tiny holes or lines in finish caused by finish sinking into low or less dense areas, which can be corrected by applying an additional coat of finish.

Pitch Faced Finish / Pitch Face Stone

A method of taking stone from the quarry, similar to split faced stone, only it is chiseled along a straight plane exposing the natural cleft. It has a bold, rough texture.

Plucked Finish

A finish texture that is achieved by plucking small particles out of the surface.

Plumb

A truly level surface.

Polished Finish

A finish that has a high degree of shine or gloss and a strong reflection of light.

Porosity

The amount and size of tiny holes or pores in a flooring surface.

Pre-Grouted Tile

Tile that is pre-grouted in sheets and bonded together, usually using an elastomeric material.

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