Definition of tiling in English:



mass noun
  • 1A surface covered by tiles.

    ‘an area of plain tiling’
    • ‘The old-fashioned look of the clock, the ceiling light, and the framed photographs fit in well with the period tiling and carpet.’
    • ‘The townhouses are well equipped, with painted white wood kitchens, mosaic tiling in the bathroom, wood and cast-iron fireplaces and fitted wardrobes in both bedrooms.’
    • ‘Incremental layers of internal plaster have been scraped back to reveal the original brickwork, fragments of tiling and mosaics.’
    • ‘Upstairs a spacious and bright sitting room features an art deco style marble fireplace with original green glazed tiling and a shelved closet.’
    • ‘Mind you, I was projecting onto acoustic tiling, which isn't an ideal surface.’
    • ‘Patio tiling is used on the lower level while the upper level is lawned and planted with colourful floral borders.’
    • ‘Features here include mosaic tiling, underfloor heating and a power shower.’
    • ‘By then the floor had long been stripped of its original marble tiles, replaced with industrial interlocking grey tiling.’
    • ‘The cavernous space pays homage to Moorish decor with its elaborately motifed terracotta plasterwork, ceramic tiling and large earthenware pots.’
    • ‘There are timber floors throughout the property, except for the dining and utility areas where terracotta tiling is used.’
    • ‘Apart from coloured grouting to brighten up old tiling, you can also tile over old tiles, as long as they are firmly stuck on.’
    • ‘Fitted with extensive wardrobes, this room also includes a spacious en suite with a double shower, underfloor heating, a heated towel rail and mosaic tiling.’
    • ‘Inside, decorative features include Victorian tiling, a natural stone staircase, marble fireplaces and sash windows with working shutters.’
    • ‘To the back of the living area French doors lead out to a balcony with patio-style tiling.’
    • ‘This room is bright, courtesy of a large front window, and includes a raised fireplace with blue tiling and wood surround, into which sits a fitted gas fire.’
    • ‘Both the bathroom and en suite have ceramic floor tiling and full-height wall tiling.’
  • 2Mathematics
    A way of arranging identical plane shapes so that they completely cover an area without overlapping.

    • ‘At first sight, the problem of whether one can find a tiling of the plane by shapes which will only tile non-periodically, seems lighthearted.’
    • ‘This is a representation of a pentagonal tiling of the hyperbolic plane in which four pentagons meet at each vertex.’
    • ‘Alex and Oliver submitted their tiling on May 15th, but had to wait until September before they knew that it was the first.’
    • ‘We can go ahead and bend the octagon into three dimensions to get an idea of the topology generated by this tiling of the hyperbolic plane.’
    • ‘It shows a portion of a diamond-based Penrose tiling of the plane.’