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Vitreous glass tiles
Vitreous glass tiles are thin, square mosaic tesserae. One side is normally curved and ridged for better grip on the adhesive. The other face is flat. They can be cut with tile nippers and offer a wide range of colours. Advantages are the durability of the material (suitable for outdoor use), and the fact that they produce an even, flat finished surface. For these reasons they are also used as a building material for cladding and decoration.

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