Floor tile

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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

Resources and Citations

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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