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Abrasion Resistance
Measure of the ability of a tile to withstand wear by friction.
Ability of a fabric to take in moisture. (See fabric)
Percentage of moisture absorption by weight.
Accent Lighting
Directional lighting used to emphasize a particular object or to draw attention to a display item.
1. References the functional and decorative elements or products that complete a bathroom or other areas within the home. 2. Ceramic or non-ceramic articles affixed to or inserted in tile work (e.g., shower niche, soap niche, thresholds). (See Ceramic,
Acid Resistant Glaze
Glazes resistant to the etching action of acids (e.g., lemon, wine, vinegar, colas). (See Glaze)
Acrylic Bathtub
Bathtub made of acrylic, which is a durable, non-porous material that can be molded to a variety of shapes and designs. Due to its nature, acrylic is flawless in appearance, thus creating the perfect finish. (See Bathtub)
Ada Compliance
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which provide the standards and guidelines for a product to meet requirement rules.
Additional Inserts
Additional tesserae, which can be used for replacement if a mosaic arrives damaged or as spare individual inserts, if needed. A separate client fee is charged for these inserts. Additional inserts also include a premium dot charge for premium stone insert
Adjustable Showerhead
Showerhead which allows for manipulation of the water flow. (See Showerhead)
Aerator Housing
Piece that holds in the insert (e.g., aerator, flow restrictor); located at the end of a spout. (See insert)
Granular material (e.g., crushed stone, shell, glass, metal) used with a cementing medium to form hard surface material.
Air Bathtub
Bathtub with small holes along the parameter that release a steady stream of effervescent air bubbles into the bathtub. (See Bathtub)
Aloe Vera
Cactus-type plant, rich in vitamin and mineral salts, that soothes, calms, and hydrates.
Lighting that lights up an entire space.
American National Standards Institute (Ansi)
Consensus-based organization which coordinates voluntary standards for the physical, electrical, and performance characteristics of lamps, ballasts, luminaries and other lighting and electrical equipment.
Part that holds screws in or behind a wall or deck. (See screw)
Agent that assists the body in resisting or destroying infectious bacteria.
Agent (e.g. vitamin A, C, E flavonoids) that inhibits oxidation, protecting skin from damaging effects of free radicals.
Antique Brass Finish
Brass which has been subjected to chemical exposure to provide the appearance of an aged finish, or patina. This patina will continue to change due to time, use, and the environment.
Antique Copper Finish
Copper which has been subjected to chemical exposure to provide the appearance of an aged finish, or patina. This patina will continue to change due to time, use, and the environment.
Agent that inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi.
An assortment of cleansers, moisturizers and fragrance products.
1. The finished side (stretching from top to bottom) of a bathtub or kitchen sink. Mounted with the apron side exposed. (See Bathtub, kitchen sink) 2. Panel that connects the surface or legs of a table or chair.
Architectural Bronze Finish
Bronze finish is matte and dark brown in appearance which is achieved through a bead blasting technique. The finish usually lightens due to time, use, and the environment.
Architectural Element
A component part or parts used singularly or in combination to express the unique style of a building or space.
Use of essential oils to relax, balance, and rejuvenate the body, mid, and spirit.
Quality or characteristic inherent in or ascribed to a product.
Automatic Drain
Outlet which allows excess water to automatically drain from the unit after use (as pertaining to steam units), prolonging the life of the heating elements.