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A tessellation of a flat surface is the tiling of a plane using one or more geometric shapes, called tiles, with no overlaps and no gaps. In mathematics, tessellations can be generalized to higher dimensions and a variety of geometries.
A periodic tiling has a repeating pattern. Some special kinds include regular tilings with regular polygonal tiles all of the same shape, and semiregular tilings with regular tiles of more than one shape and with every corner identically arranged. The patterns formed by periodic tilings can be categorized into 17 wallpaper groups. A tiling that lacks a repeating pattern is called "non-periodic". An aperiodic tiling uses a small set of tile shapes that cannot form a repeating pattern. In the geometry of higher dimensions, a space-filling or honeycomb is also called a tessellation of space.
A real physical tessellation is a tiling made of materials such as cemented ceramic squares or hexagons. Such tilings may be decorative patterns, or may have functions such as providing durable and water-resistant pavement, floor or wall coverings. Historically, tessellations were used in Ancient Rome and in Islamic art such as in the decorative geometric tiling of the Alhambra palace. In the twentieth century, the work of M. C. Escher often made use of tessellations, both in ordinary Euclidean geometry and in hyperbolic geometry, for artistic effect. Tessellations are sometimes employed for decorative effect in quilting. Tessellations form a class of patterns in nature, for example in the arrays of hexagonal cells found in honeycombs.

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    Tanking product for shower prior to tiling

    Hi What tanking systems to do people recommend. I have a shower tray that is currently fitted and siliconed around the edge against the wall on three sides (2 tile board 1 plastered wall). I want to tank the plastered wall and joints between the tile board and up the corners prior to tiling...
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    Bathroom tiling advice?

    Hi guys. How many of you do bathrooms from top to bottom with installs? Do you do all of it or just the plumbing? Also if you do do the tiling who do you find are the best price wise? Cheers guys.
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    Tile and Tiling: Day 9 Advent Calendar

    Welcome to Day 9 of the Advent Calendar Competition on TilersForums.com. Today we have up for grabs:- Mapei Goodie Bag (Will be sent out in a batch early Jan) Thanks @Mapei UK Marketing TilersForums Hat (Will be sent out in a batch early Jan) Username Tag (Will disappear 1st Jan) Today's...
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    Tile and Tiling: Not happy with tiling job - or am I being picky?

    Hi All, I’ve just had 2 rooms tiled with oak effect ceramics and I feel a little disappointed with the final result. The tiler used self-leveller to even the floor prior to laying but I feel that this should have been done with more care, and that many of the subsequent problems are a result of...
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    Tile and Tiling: New Thread Of The Good Morning (buongiorno a tutti)

    ok, as some know dan asked for a new thread in the morning when the old thread reached 20000 posts. I open a new one, don't feel obligated to say good morning, sometimes I am tired already in the morning :) and I struggle to look at the smartphone. thank you all. New Thread Of The Good Morning...
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    Tile and Tiling: Lasers

    Hi all....looking for a new laser...had dewalt for years...looking for new green laser,,doesn’t have to be dewalt but must be green...any advice from you guys,,,have looked at FL360 but is this good for walls as well...cheers Lasers for more information and to reply to this This RSS Feed has...
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    Tile and Tiling: Hi Advice needed on wet room fall.

    Hi everyone. Looking at this floor.. Iam thinking I need to self level over the U.F.H. trouble I have is processing this thought ! If I self level over wires. Would self leveler smooth it out flat. And I lose my fall on wet room floor? Or would it just self level with the gradient of the wet...
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    Tile and Tiling: Tiling Apprenticeships - Who's Currently Got An Apprentice?

    Do any of you guys have an apprentice? I see threads quite often where established tilers discourage tiling courses that are not involved in apprenticeships, and even sometimes knock the NVQ system. So wondering if any of those guys, or other tilers, have taken on apprentices or considered...
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    Tile and Tiling: removing thick tile adhesive from wall completely

    Can anybody please help, we are removing the tiles from our kitchen wall and cannot remove the tile adhesive! We are trying to chip away at it, it’s quite thick but just won’t budge, we want to paint it afterwards. can anybody recommend something to remove thick tile adhesive. Thank you...
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    Tile and Tiling: Advent Calendar 2019 Winners Thread

    So me and @Lou have spent ages doing this on all forums. We've written down all the names, folded them, stuck them in a (plumbers forums - sorry had no tilers hats left) hat. Then drew one. We've done a video, hopefully it'll upload. We have some issues on electricians forums and it's not...
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    Tile and Tiling: Day 8 Advent calendar!

    Welcome to Day 8 of the Advent Calendar Competition on TilersForums.com. Today we have up for grabs:- Mapei Goodie Bag (Will be sent out in a batch early Jan) Thanks @Mapei UK Marketing TilersForums Hat (Will be sent out in a batch early Jan) Username Tag (Will disappear 1st Jan) Today's...
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    Tile and Tiling: Tiling course bristol

    Hi, anyone know of any good tiling courses in Bristol as I'm having trouble locating any. Thank you Tiling course bristol for more information and to reply to this This RSS Feed has posted this content from our Tile Advice forum. Free advice on tiling tools, tiling courses, and all wall and...
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    Tile and Tiling: Time off over Christmas

    When are you breaking up for Christmas, how long are you taking. Maybe your off on hols to a warmer climate. Im finishing around the 18th and going back on the 6th. A nice break 😁 Time off over Christmas for more information and to reply to this This RSS Feed has posted this content from...
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    Tile and Tiling: Shower tray former: tiles and waste height

    Hi, I have installed a shower former; the type that is a foam core sandwiched by a meshed cement layer either side: The mosiacs that I wanted to install will be lower than the drain surround (even with the adhesive). I have included some pictures below of the mosiac layed next to the...
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    Tile and Tiling: Working in Canada

    Hi everyone! I Would like to talk about working in Canada? Would I need a work permit if I only wanted to work 6 months, best ways to get work? Would be great if someone from the uk has worked over there and could share there experiences. Thanks Working in Canada for more information and...
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    Tile and Tiling: London- Looking for work

    2 man team looking for work, based in London, will travel. Experienced in ceramics, Stone, mosaics, and in preparation prior. All PPE, CSCS and tools. London- Looking for work for more information and to reply to this This RSS Feed has posted this content from our Tile Advice forum. Free...
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    Tile and Tiling: What brand of wet cutting blade?

    Hi everyone I was kindly given an older used Rubi ND180 smart wet cutter, it’s not in the best condition but it works and will do me for a while as I’m just starting out. I’ve taken the disc out as it needs replacing. I’m just looking for some advice on whether you think stick to Rubi wet...
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    Tile and Tiling: Day 7 Advent Calendar!

    Welcome to Day 7 of the Advent Calendar Competition on TilersForums.com. Today we have up for grabs:- Mapei Goodie Bag (Will be sent out in a batch early Jan) Thanks @Mapei UK Marketing TilersForums Hat (Will be sent out in a batch early Jan) Username Tag (Will disappear 1st Jan) Today's...
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    Tile and Tiling: Photos of your work! - Professional Wall and Floor Tiling Pictures (2019 Public Thread)

    There's a thread in the arms that I thought should have some of the pics shared publicly. So here's the thread. Feel free to post away! :) Photos of your work! - Professional Wall and Floor Tiling Pictures (2019 Public Thread) for more information and to reply to this This RSS Feed has posted...
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    Tile and Tiling: Anyone have any info on Montolit maintenance, anyone specialise in it?

    Hi guys, anyone specialise in Montolit maintenance? I have 5 cutters, a 63, a 75, 2 x 93’s and my most recent 125. The newest one of course operates like a dream, our main sites close for 10 days over Christmas so would be a perfect time to get the 4 smaller machines serviced if that’s a thing...

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