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Gauged or Gauging

Measuring stone, cement, or other material in order to produce uniform thickness throughout the entire slab.

Glass Mosaic Tiles

Small pieces of glass arranged and mounted on a backing.

Glaze

A protective coating fired onto a flooring surface, often colored.

Glazed Tiles

Tiles covered with a glossy or matte glaze which also adds moisture resistance.

Glazing

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Firing a protective coating onto a flooring surface, often colored for aesthetic reasons.

Green-Board

A moisture resistant panel that is similar to drywall.

Grout

A creamy mixture of mortar, cement or other cementious material and water used to fill joints and grout lines. It often has sand, gravel or other similar material added and is available in a variety of colors.

Grouting

Filling joints with grout when installing tile floors.

Grouting Float

A trowel that is used to push grout firmly into joints.

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