ART TILES: Decorated tiles fashioned with artistic creativity.
BLACK LINE: The same as DRY LINE but color is added to create a black line between colors.
CRAZING: Small, fine cracks in a glaze.
CUENCA: Spanish word for "basin". Raised lines separate colors on the tile.
CUERDA SECA: Spanish for "dry string". Wax coated string is used to separate different colored glazes. Also known as WAX RESIST.
DRY LINE: Oil is used to create a dry line between colors on a tile. Similar to WAX RESIST
ENCAUSTIC: Translated from Greek, meaning "to burn". Two types of clay pressed together to form a tile.
EXTRUDED: Tile that is cut out from a metal die.
FAIENCE: Glazed and decorated tiles with a bisque background.
FIELD TILE: Commonly used in construction, usually in solid, plain colors.
GLAZE: The fired coating on a tile.
GROUT: Material used in between tiles to hold them together in installed applications.
MOORISH: Decorating style derived from Spain. Inspired by the Moors.
RAISED LINE: Same as CUENCA. Raised lines separating colors on a tile.
HISPANO-MORESQUE: Decorating style originating in Spain.
SLIP: Solution of clay and water.
SILK SCREEN: Method of decorating tiles by forcing glaze through a silk screen allowing many colors to be used.
TIN GLAZE: A glaze using tin oxide.
WAX RESIST: Wax coated string is used to separate different colored glazes. Same as CUERDA SECA.