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Lexicon of technical terms relating to the world of tiles

Knowledge of tiles, materials, tools and working methods is of great importance for a successful result. That is why you will find an extensive lexicon of the most important technical terms here. The following sections clarify the most relevant questions about tiles.

Safety-relevant labels

Find out in the rubbing classes section which classes are suitable for which purposes and stress. Here you will find an overview from class 1 for light loads to class 5 for maximum abrasion resistance. In the category on the technical terms slip resistance, slip resistance and displacement space you will find explanations of the safety-relevant designations of these properties. The labeling for slip resistance and slip resistance ranges from R9 to R13, while the labeling V4 to V10 is common for the displacement space for slippery materials. The connection between slip resistance and displacement space is also explained.

Materials, tools and methods

In another category in the lexicon you will find answers to the most important questions regarding installation and suitability the currently very popular agglomerate plates. Here you can find out, for example, on which materials agglomerate panels can be laid, which tile adhesive is suitable, which substrate is the right one and how the laying of curved surfaces is.
Laying tiles is unthinkable without the use of suitable tools . Therefore, another section explains the most important tools of the tiler. Find out here what you need joint crosses, tile cutting machine, toothed spatula and other utensils for. The lexicon of tool technical terms also informs you about how the tools are used and what you should pay attention to when using them. The rectification and calibration category provides information on choosing the right edge processing. Here you will learn how factors such as joint width and type of installation are decisive for whether calibrated edges or tiles with rectification should be selected.
The encyclopedia section Glazed Unglazed provides information about the various surface properties. Find out here about the different processing steps and the raw materials used for the tiles. Likewise, the category provides decision support for the selection of the tiles depending on the installation location. The last technical term section explains the type of surface treatment Lappato. In this process, the porcelain stoneware is only partially polished with the diamond wheel, so that there is a unique surface structure. This category also provides information on the laying and maintenance of this particular type of tile.