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English translation: bullnose?

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15:23 May 17, 2002
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: "Pecho Paloma Travertinos"
Back on the subject of interior decor with marble tiles, we have the following term:

"Pecho paloma mármoles/travertinos."

Apparently this is when the marble tiles protrude a bit on a corner (like a pigeon's chest, I suppose).
Any idea what the correct term is in English?

Thanks in advance!

Desmond
Desmond Cullen
Local time: 20:33
English translation:bullnose?
Explanation:
It would be useful to know whether this is for kitchen, bathroom or entrance ways etc.


Bullnose – This is the most used trim shape for wall tile installations. Wall tile bullnose is sometimes referred to as surface cap. It has one rounded finished edge on the tile and can be used horizontally or vertically. For a 4" x 4" tile the industry number would be S4449.


Corner Bullnose – It has two rounded finished edges on the tile to be used to complete the corner where the horizontal and vertical bullnose meet. Generally you use only 2 – 3 pieces for a bathtub enclosure. For a 4" x 4" tile the industry number would be SN4449.


Stack-on Cove Base – This cove base provides a coving on the bottom and a flat edge on top to continue with more wall tile up the wall. For a 4" x 4" tile the industry number would be A3401.


Rounded Top Cove Base – This cove base has a rounded finished top like bullnose and is used as a cove base in areas that will not have wall tile installed above it. The industry number would be S3419.


The above trims are the most commonly used. There are many other specialty trims available that will only confuse you. Your tile installer will be able to look at your installation and know what trims will be needed


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Note added at 2002-05-17 17:13:42 (GMT)
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seel also www.theinteriordesigner.com/Learn/AboutTile/ Tile_Glossary/tile_glossary.html - 58k

Alsol

Jolly Tiles (Mitered Tiles) -- Tiles mitered along one or two edges used in corner and counter edge installation.

Mitered Tiles

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Note added at 2002-05-17 22:41:08 (GMT) Post-grading
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Bullnose sounds right. It\'s for corner!

Just say tri bullnose because in the explanation it says bullnose is two. If you say tri, people will understand.
Selected response from:

Jane Lamb-Ruiz
Grading comment
Thanks, but unfortunately I still have absolutely no idea what "semi toro" or "pecho palomo" marble tiles are!! The client has just told me they're for kitchen worktops and even sent a photo. I hope you don't mind, but I'm pasting the message here so maybe you can help me decipher it; I have the feeling you're a bit more familiar with the world of ceramic tiles than I am. :-)

Si es cierto que existiendo una denominación en castellano, posiblemente exista en inglés.
En el caso de esta pieza se trata de una especie de remate que cierra la esquina en una bancada, por ejemplo. Es una especie de cantonera. Como las piezas son planas, la terminación en una esquina estaría formada por tres azulejos, quedando una esquina muy pronunciada. Esta pieza lo que hace es cerrar la esquina de manera que, a parte de decorar, no es tan recta.
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bullnose?


Explanation:
It would be useful to know whether this is for kitchen, bathroom or entrance ways etc.


Bullnose – This is the most used trim shape for wall tile installations. Wall tile bullnose is sometimes referred to as surface cap. It has one rounded finished edge on the tile and can be used horizontally or vertically. For a 4" x 4" tile the industry number would be S4449.


Corner Bullnose – It has two rounded finished edges on the tile to be used to complete the corner where the horizontal and vertical bullnose meet. Generally you use only 2 – 3 pieces for a bathtub enclosure. For a 4" x 4" tile the industry number would be SN4449.


Stack-on Cove Base – This cove base provides a coving on the bottom and a flat edge on top to continue with more wall tile up the wall. For a 4" x 4" tile the industry number would be A3401.


Rounded Top Cove Base – This cove base has a rounded finished top like bullnose and is used as a cove base in areas that will not have wall tile installed above it. The industry number would be S3419.


The above trims are the most commonly used. There are many other specialty trims available that will only confuse you. Your tile installer will be able to look at your installation and know what trims will be needed


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Note added at 2002-05-17 17:13:42 (GMT)
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seel also www.theinteriordesigner.com/Learn/AboutTile/ Tile_Glossary/tile_glossary.html - 58k

Alsol

Jolly Tiles (Mitered Tiles) -- Tiles mitered along one or two edges used in corner and counter edge installation.

Mitered Tiles

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Note added at 2002-05-17 22:41:08 (GMT) Post-grading
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Bullnose sounds right. It\'s for corner!

Just say tri bullnose because in the explanation it says bullnose is two. If you say tri, people will understand.

Jane Lamb-Ruiz
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 7709
Grading comment
Thanks, but unfortunately I still have absolutely no idea what "semi toro" or "pecho palomo" marble tiles are!! The client has just told me they're for kitchen worktops and even sent a photo. I hope you don't mind, but I'm pasting the message here so maybe you can help me decipher it; I have the feeling you're a bit more familiar with the world of ceramic tiles than I am. :-)

Si es cierto que existiendo una denominación en castellano, posiblemente exista en inglés.
En el caso de esta pieza se trata de una especie de remate que cierra la esquina en una bancada, por ejemplo. Es una especie de cantonera. Como las piezas son planas, la terminación en una esquina estaría formada por tres azulejos, quedando una esquina muy pronunciada. Esta pieza lo que hace es cerrar la esquina de manera que, a parte de decorar, no es tan recta.

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