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Wall Tie

A device which is used to hold masonry to the wall or to other pieces.

Wall Tile

Tiles often installed on walls that are not made to withstand extreme outdoor temperatures.

Waxing

The act of applying a wax finish to a floor. Also refers to the filling of small voids in marble flooring with a colored product.

Wear

The removal of the finish layer of a flooring surface which is generally caused by friction from dirt and debris.

Weathering

Alteration caused by temperature changes or extremes of water or humidity, and other natural, environmental factors.

Wedging

The act of splitting stone by hammering a wedge into a weak spot.

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