til·​ing | \ ˈtī-liŋ How to pronounce tiling (audio) \

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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Old wooden beams from a 19th-century Pennsylvania barn presides over sleek counters with petrified wooden inlays and geometric Cuban tiling. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Designer’s dazzling ‘clock house’ wants $3.6M outside NYC," 20 Mar. 2018 Anywhere there's grout or tiling, baking soda can come in handy. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "11 Surprising Ways to Use Your Baking Soda," 6 Mar. 2019 As for finishes, the floors are polished concrete, while the walls are neutral and accented by light wood paneling and marble in the kitchen, for instance, white built-in closets in the bedroom, and marble tiling in the bathrooms. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Contemporary home with cool triangular floorplan wants $750K," 21 May 2018 An authentic wooden door opens into the castle-style living quarters, which features the usual amenities — two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a galley kitchen — and intricate woodwork and stone tiling throughout. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "This Castle Farmhouse Is Suffering From an Identity Crisis," 24 Sep. 2015 Large copper bathtubs have been crafted from local artisans; all of the tilings have been sourced from local materials. Jaimie Potters, ELLE Decor, "A Design Lover's Guide to Visiting San Miguel de Allende," 7 Jan. 2019 In the second quarter of 2019, Microsoft will release the Surface Hub 2S. That offers the new display and form factor but running the current Surface Hub software—meaning no rotation, no tiling, and no multiuser. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Surface Hub 2 splits into two: 2S in 2019, 2X in 2020," 24 Sep. 2018 And then the kitchen feels downright country thanks to a delicate pattern, floral tiling, and soft green cabinetry. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "A Stately Tudor Home — For Wallpaper Lovers Only," 19 Oct. 2015 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

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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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