til·​ing | \ˈtī-liŋ \

Definition of tiling 

1 : the action or work of one who tiles

2a : tiles

b : a surface of tiles

3 : tessellation sense 1b also : a generalization of this to fill Euclidean space of three or higher dimensions using geometric objects of the same dimension as the space filled

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All tiling must be finished with grouting, and this is the really satisfying part! The Editors Of House Beautiful, House Beautiful, "How to Grout Tile," 11 Feb. 2015 The interiors, for example, feature graphic tiling on the kitchen floor and backsplash and modern furniture that contrast with the exposed stone walls and the overall rough-hewn aspect of the original home. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Renovated courtyard house is all about indoor-outdoor living," 11 June 2018 The bezels are much narrower to enable this kind of tiling. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Surface Hub 2 coming in 2019, looks amazing," 15 May 2018 Stewart, Lisa and her late brother, Richard Ollie, transformed the new space with bright colors and tiling. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "RJ Ice Cream in Elm Grove is a kid's paradise," 28 June 2018 The outside of the stage — angular, cream-colored, with resemblances to large tiling — focused the eye’s attention on the performer, framing him within unobtrusively sharp lines. Jon M. Gilbertson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "DJ Diplo christens Summerfest's rebuilt U.S. Cellular Connection Stage on a chilly night," 23 June 2018 From there the unit would move steadily down the line, and, over 21 additional stations, would acquire toilets, indoor walls, outdoor walls, a roof, electric outlets, windows, sinks, countertops and tiling. Conor Dougherty, New York Times, "Piece by Piece, a Factory-Made Answer for a Housing Squeeze," 7 June 2018 The redone kitchen, which is separated from the dining area by an open built-in breakfast counter and shelving system with blue panels, boasts vintage ’50s metal cabinetry and backsplash tiling. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "1950s home ripped straight out of a magazine wants $410K," 25 Apr. 2018 Two of the three bathrooms appear to have been updated recently, while the third retains its original tiling. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Groovy midcentury home with original retro details wants $600K," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of tiling

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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