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As a structural material, a burned clay product in which the coring exceeds 25% of the gross volume; as a facing material, any thin, usually flat, square product. Structural tile used for load bearing may or may not be glazed; it may be cored horizontally or vertically. Two principal grades are manufactured: one for exposed masonry construction, and the other for unexposed construction. Among the forms of exposure is frost; tile for unexposed construction where temperatures drop below freezing is placed within the vapor barrier or otherwise projected by a facing in contrast to roof tile.
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