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Ceramic tiles
ceramic tilesCeramic tiles are made from thin layers of fired clay. They are a popular mosaic material on account of the wide range of colours available and the fact that many types of tile can be easily cut and shaped with standard tools, such as tile cutters and tile nippers. Plain tiles of one or more colours can be arranged to form a mosaic such as a geometric pavement. Tiles can be purpose-made for a particular shape or colour to use in mosaic work. Decorative tiles can also be used in combination with geometric tiles to great effect.

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