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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • Ceramic A tile formed from clay and fired at lower temperatures than Porcelains, usually colour glazed to give a matt or gloss finish.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • Gloss A reflective lustre which is applied to Porcelain or Decorative & Glazed tiles.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • IP Rating (Lighting) IP Ratings are used to define the degree of protection provided against intrusion with electrical enclosures. Learn more about IP Ratings and Bathroom Lighting

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • MattA non-reflective, more natural finish applicable to Porcelain, Decorative or Glazed tiles.
  • Mosaic The majority of our mosaic tiles are attached to a mesh backing in a 30 x 30cm size. The mesh can be cut to size to provide a cost-effective border or décor strip with any main tile. We recommend using a fine white powder adhesive with mosaic tiles.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • Porcelain The higher firing temperature of porcelain tiles ensures that they are fully vitrified, producing tiles with enhanced properties which are harder wearing, with increased load ratings and the manufacturing process of unglazed or through body porcelain means that if the tile suffers an impact chip or scratch, the original colour remains. Unglazed porcelain tiles require sealing with an impregnator before grouting. As with ceramic tiles, the manufacturing and firing process may produce a variance in tone or size between batches and therefore it is important to ensure that all boxes are marked with the same batch number and tiles from a number of boxes are mixed during fixing. Please ask in branch for details.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • Rectified This term is applied to Porcelain or Ceramic tiles that are cut to size after the firing process. Rectified tiles are ‘dimensionally stable’ and will exhibit little variation in size of tiles from one production run. Tiles from different production runs will tend to exhibit greater variation and so enough tiles to complete the installation should be ordered in the first instance.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.

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  • Acrylic A general class of resinous polymers derived from esters, amides or other acrylic acid derivatives.