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A tile is a type of flat, hard material used for covering surfaces such as floors, walls, ceilings, and exterior surfaces. Tile can be made from clay, vinyl, or cement. Tile often appears in many different colors which makes it useful for decorating.
Tile can be found in churches, mosques, and temples. The Greeks and Romans used tiles to cover surfaces because tile is durable and waterproof. Nowadays, tile is commonly used in swimming pools and on buildings that are constantly exposed to water.
Floor tile in a bathroom is often ceramic. Vinyl is another popular material for tile.
If you live in the United States, you might be able to find a job as a tile setter.
The word "tile" can be used as a count noun or as a noncount noun:
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January 21, 2019