6 terms that’ll make you sound like a total pro around the job site

You’ve heard certain construction terms flying around. Not exactly sure what they all mean? We get it; construction has it’s own language, and we’re here to spill the beans on some commonly used terms on the job site.

3 construction terms that’ll make you sound like a total pro around the job site:

ROUGH IN
Rough in brings in the various lines (plumbing pipes, duct work, electrical conduit) to the space, but not make the final connections. For plumbing, this would be the pipes in the walls and floors that lead to the sinks, bath, toilets, etc., but not actually hooking up those fixtures.

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PAD AND CLIP
The final adjustments of cabinets when doors and drawers are adjusted, hardware is installed and the bumper pads are applied.

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MUD-SET
The process of building a hand-built, mortar shower pan for a tile shower. Waterproof liners are placed, mud is applied to give it slope to a drain and finished with tile surface.

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3 design terms that’ll impress your designer when you’re making decisions:

MILLWORK PACKAGE
Millwork references all of the decorative and functional elements such as door trim, doors, beams, crown and baseboard moldings, windows, window casings, columns, wainscoting, etc. Millwork can be painted or stained.

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THROUGH BODY PORCELAIN TILE
Some people refer to unglazed porcelain tile as “through body,” meaning that the color on the top goes all the way through. The edge of these tiles can be polished.

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FULL vs PARTIAL OVERLAY CABINETS

Full overlay
Covers the entire face frame in framed construction and hides the cabinet box in frameless designs resulting in a seamless appearance. This is the style that Mountainwood Homes typically uses on our projects.

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Partial overlay
A portion of the cabinet box or face frame is left partially exposed. The uncovered portion of the box is known as a reveal.

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Inset Doors
Cabinet doors and drawers sit within the frame.

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