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Masonry Cement

A mixture of cement with hydrated lime added to increase the workability.

Medium Duty Tile

Tile that meets specific standards and is suitable for medium traffic areas.

Mexican Paver Tile

A terracotta-like tile flooring that is usually unglazed and is available in many colors and textures.

Moldings

Trims used to cover expansion gaps or to transition to another flooring surface.

Monocottura

Tiles fired in a single setting at temperatures in excess of 2000F.

Mortar

A cementious mixture that also contains sand, water, and lime, used to adhere masonry such as ceramic tile or stone to the surface beneath.

Mosaic

A pattern or irregular design created with small pieces of flooring.

Mosaic Tile

Small tiles usually less than six square inches, usually pieced together to form patterns or irregular designs.

Mounted Tile

Tile that is pre-mounted either on the surface or on the backside on mesh, paper, resin, or another material.

Mud

A slang term for mortar made of sand and cement.

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