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Marble is a non foliated metamorphic rock resulting from the metamorphism of limestone, composed mostly of calcite (a crystalline form of calcium carbonate, CaCO3). It is extensively used for tiles, floors, bench tops, building material, and in many other applications.
An increase in dimension or bulk volume of a ceramic article caused by reaction with water or water vapour. NOTE: This reaction may occur in time at atmospheric temperature and pressure, but is expedited by exposure of the article to water or water vapour at elevated temperatures and pressures.
1. The movement of moisture through a porous medium; 2. The effects of such movement on efflorescence and volume change in hardened cement paste, mortar, concrete, or rock.
Bedding ideally, a 1:3-4 GP cement sand ratio is required for the screed bed. Mixtures of materials which are applied to substrates in a plastic state and dry and cure to adhere tiles to substrates.
Mosaic tiles are defined by their small size. Their composition can be Marble, Metal, Glass or Ceramic tiles. They may have a variety of finishes (-Tumbled, Polished or Honed for Marble mosaics, -Polished or Brushed for Metal mosaics, -Gloss or Matt for Glass mosaics and Glazed or Unglazed for Ceramic mosaics. Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials.