Glossary or shower resealing & shower waterproofing and general terms which are used and referenced in our shower repair pages.

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A ceramic surfacing unit, usually relatively thin in relation to facial area, made from clay or a mixture of clay; and other ceramic material, called the body or “biscuit” of the tile, having either a “glazed” or “unglazed” face, and fired above red heat in the course of manufacture to a temperature sufficiently high to produce specific physical properties and characteristics.
The bond produced by cohesion between separate laminates of similar crystalline materials; based on formation and subsequent interlocking of crystals.
Compressed Fibre Cement sheeting is manufactured from Portland cement, finely ground silica, cellulose fibres and water. After forming it is compressed to a high density then cured using high pressure steam, creating a dimensionally stable product. Compressed Fibre Cement sheeting is immune to permanent damage from water. It is impact resistant, immune to termite attack, non combustible and easy to work.
Hair-line fissures.
Minute, interlacing cracks on the surface of a finish. If cracking penetrates through the glaze, it may increase the water absorption of the tile.
The process of concrete hardening, rubber vulcanizing, or adhesive achieving its maximum strength. 2. To change the properties of an adhesive by chemical reaction, which may be condensation, polymerization, or vulcanization, and thereby develop maximum strength; generally accomplished by the action of heat or a catalyst, with or without pressure. 3. Toughening or hardening of paint film. 4. To provide conditions conducive to completion of the hydration process in portland cement concrete or plaster.
Completely dry; moisture free.