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quarry tile

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Definition of quarry tile in English:

noun

An unglazed floor tile, typically of a reddish-brown colour.
Example sentences
  • Also off the kitchen is a bright conservatory which has a floor of quarry tiles, and French doors out to the back garden.
  • The quarry tiles on the floor and the face brick pillars are a fine background for the ‘country kitchen’ effect.
  • At the back of the hall, the kitchen has quarry tiles on the floor, hand-crafted oak units, granite worktops, a tiled splashback and a double Belfast sink unit.

Origin

early 20th century: from quarry3 + tile.

Derivatives

quarry-tiled

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adjective
Example sentences
  • In the quarry-tiled kitchen, maple wall and floor units with granite-effect worktops provide plenty of storage.
  • The entrance porch has recessed lighting and an original quarry tiled floor.
  • There is an Aga in the kitchen, and homespun pine kitchen units, comfortably in keeping with the quarry-tiled floor.

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