A thin, flat piece of material laid in a connected pattern to cover a floor. Floor tiles are usually shaped as squares, rectangles or octagons in sizes of about 8-12 inches. Several types of materials have been used for floor tiles. Examples are: ceramic tile, encaustic tile, quarry tile, slate, wood, carpet, asphalt tile, asbestos, cork tile, linoleum, rubber tile, and vinyl tile.
Synonyms and Related Terms
"ladrilho (Port.); floor-tile; flooring tile; carpet tile
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000