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  1. FELDSPARS

    Raw materials that are widely present in the earth’s crust and do not yet run the risk of depletion, derived from the decomposition of rocks – such as quartz porphyry, granite, syenite, gneiss- rich in minerals that build clay.

    These materials determinate the vitreous process that ensures the compactness of ceramic products.

  2. FLOOR COVERINGS

    Floor coverings are structures that clad walking surfaces of indoor buildings, homes and means of transportation. They may be smooth and resistant to wear also in areas of high footfall and ambiences subject to a lot of stress. A floor can be made by using different materials covering a sustaining support. According to the destination use a distinction can be made between indoor and outdoor floor coverings. Moreover, so-called floating floors rest on top of the floor structure and allow for the creation of a gap between the floor and underlying support in which to house electrical circuits and pipe-work.

     

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  3. FOOTING

    The footing, also known as concrete slab, is a building element of variable thickness from 4 to 8cm, created using cement mortars.

     

    It can be installed onto a load-bearing support (i.e. floor), onto a separating support (i.e. vapour barrier) or onto a thermal and/or acoustic insulation layer and depending on the aforementioned installations, the footing can be defined as “adherent”, “separating” or “floating” footing, the latter, if incorporated into heating coils is called “heating” footing.

     
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  4. FROST (resistance)

    It depends on the porosity or water absorption of the material: the lower the water absorption is, the lower the damage due to frost.

     

    See also: frost-proof.

  5. Frost resistance (ISO 10545-12)

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  6. FROST-PROOF

    Typical features of low porosity materials, resistant to frost and suitable for outdoor use.