ABS The acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene or ABS is a common thermoplastic polymer used to create various objects . It is known for its lightness, adaptability to the production with injection molding machines and for its mechanical properties.
ACRYLIC A resin or coating in aqueous base in which the binder is based on acrylic polymers (metallic plasters and coatings, decorative glazes… )
ASHLAR-CUTTING TOOL A hand tool used to engrave or decorate surfaces (for example to create the joint similar to marble blocks in the Travertin decorative effect ).
BEVELING Consists in sharpening the lower side of the blade edges (through a numerically controlled milling machine) in the aim of making it ready to use for burnishing of Venetian plasters and other decorative products.
BLADE The flat part of a trowel, bricktrowel, scraper. It can be made of different kinds of  metals or plastics, according the use.
BRICK JOINTER Hand tool tool commonly used in brick building to remove the excess of mortar between a brick and another and to refine the joint.
BRICKTROWEL Hand tool used by the mason to pick up and lay mortars or other materials over bricks (…commonly used for many improper uses J ). It has a blade length of over 16 cm.
(LITTLE) BRICKTROWEL Hand tool used by the mason to pick up and lay mortars or other materials over bricks. It has a blade length of less than 16 cm.
BUMPER The handle end cap of our bricktrowels, used by installers to set tiles and bricks during their laying.
CARBON STEEL Generic technical term to identify a steels in which iron binds with carbon in various proportions . It is the most commonly used steel in building and in machinery construction.
COATING The application of a layer of mineral or acrylic finishing material with thickness between 0,3 and 20 mm.
CO.ME Acronym ofCOstruzioni MEccaniche”, e.g. “mechanical constructions”
CUTLERY STAINLESS STEEL A sub family of stainless steel, with hardness properties related to its hardenability and breaking strength, which make it suitable for the manufacturing of knives. In particular, it grants flexibility and surface hardness, enabling it to keep edges sharp, without breaking.
DEBURRING The process of rounding and smoothing the edges in order to remove any imperfections and/or residues caused by cutting.
FERRULE Metallic protection of the wooden handle of our briocktrowels.
FINGERGUARD Polypropylene appendix of our bricktrowels handles (suffix -FG and -EN) to protect the finger from direct contact with the steel-neck.
FLOAT Masonry hand tool entirely made of plastic and/or sponge-rubber.
FOOT The connecting portion between the shank and the blade of a bricktrowel. Our feet are made of a real weld (Taurus Welded ) unlike others that are simply printed and/or already part of the neck.
GRANULOMETRY Definition of the size of particles (grain size) through measurement .
GRINDING Automated process of thinning of the bricktrowel blade through abrasion in order to make the flexible blade.
GYPSUM Powder obtained by baking gypsum stones. The solidification takes place when mixing the powder with water.
HANDLE Element of contact with the operator’s hand, found in all hand tools. It allows the transfer of movements and forces exerted by the hand to the tool, in our case, a blade.
LIME Product obtained from baking of limestones. Its production process consists of baking, cooling-down, extinguishing,  thickening and seasoning. It is used to produce slaked-lime for Venetian plasters and other mineral coatings.
MARMORINO Lime-based high-end decorative finishing imitating a marble surface.
MICROCEMENT Mineral decorative product that permits to obtain a seamless surface with concrete effect.
MONOCAPPA A plaster formulated to be applied in a single layer of high thickness. In the Monocappa system a single coating layer functions as underground plaster and finishing. (See our item n. 301 Monocappa scraper).
MORTAR A product obtained by mixing binders with water or with water and sand. The characteristics of the product thus obtained substantially change according to the type and proportion of the components used.
NECK The part connecting a bricktrowel’s handle to the blade.
PAD PRINTING Indirect printing process which allows to reproduce, in a simple way and with high fidelity and resolution, drawings, writings and decorations on both flat and concave or convex surfaces, otherwise irregular.
PLASTER General term to identify various materials composed by binders and aggregates, used to fill surface irregularities.
POLYSTYRENE Plastic styrene polymer. It can be in expanded form as well  compact. In the latter form, it is used for its lightness, adaptability to the production with injection molding machines and for its mechanical properties.
PRE-MIXED MORTAR/PLASTER Industrially ready-mixed mortars, used after being mixed with water.
RENDERING Leveling a surface with a skim coat consisting of  very fine aggregates, binders and additives in the purpose of conferring a perfect homogeneity to the surfaces.
ROUGH RENDER COAT The first layer of plaster with thickness of about 1 cm, performed throwing with force a compound of fluid mortar obtained by coarse sand, cement and lime with a bricktrowel  or plastering machine.
SMOOTH RENDER Also called skim coat. Very fine plaster capable of millimeter- leveling irregularities of the surface (eg . Marmorino , tonachino)
STAINLESS STEEL Generic technical term to identify a vast family of steels which, for their content of other metals, in addition to iron and carbon, have the property to resist chemical aggression and corrosion.  Depending on additional materials, it may have mechanical properties of hardness, flexibility, toughness, etc. , it can be hardened or can be paramagnetic (sensitive to the action of a magnetic field).
SUPPORT The part connecting a trowel’s handle with the blade. It should combine flexibility, lightness and resistance in order to confer to the blade the right degree of flexibility.
TONACHINO Finishing and protective coating of about 0.3-2 mm, consisting of mineral binders, lime, silicate and inerts.
It is the mortar layer used in traditional building for levelling and/or coating rough masonry surfaces. It commonly consists of two or three layers of natural lime, cement and aggregates.
TROWEL Generic  term to define a vast array of hand tools made of a blade connected to a handle used for various plastering techniques.
VENETIAN PLASTER High-end decorating technique that allows to obtain a finish typical of the Venetian history and the Venetian villas by laying various coats of slaked lime with a Venetian trowel. The result is a smooth and shiny surface.