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Thin Stone/Thin Veneer

A layer of flooring less than 2" thick.

Thin-Set Mortar

A thin layer of cementious adhesive that is spread onto a surface with the tile laid on top.

Tile

A thin piece or slab of ceramic, stone, or another material, often used for flooring, roofs, or interior or exterior decoration.

Tolerance

A term used for the leeway a product can have in dimension that is ordered at a specific size.

Tooled Finish

A flooring finish that has 4-8 parallel, concave grooves per inch.

Translucent

A term used to describe a substance that allows light to pass through but is not completely see-through.

Trim

The materials used to provide a finished look to the flooring and cover expansion gaps. This includes T-moldings, baseboards, quarter rounds, etc.

Tumbled Finish

A finish often used on tiles where they are placed in a machine and tumbled to deliver a tile that is chipped or broken around corners and does not usually have square edges as a result.

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