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French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / Windows
French term or phrase:carrelage
From a list of options for casement and awning residential windows:
- verre teinté
- plusieurs modèles de manivelles
- **carrelage** aluminium intégré
What does "carrelage" have to do with windows here?
I can find references online to "carrelage aux fenêtres" and "carrelage dans les fenêtres"... one such site translated "carrelage" as "decorative inserts" but obviously that would not work here if they are of aluminum. Any ideas?
Explanation: I think it must be when they give modern windows that old-fashioned look by dividing them into smaller panes with an alluminium insert so they LOOK small-paned but aren't really , therefore easier to make and clean. Called "diamond-paned" when diamond-shaped, but the ones in my house were squares or rectangles!
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Now I've seen Julie's link my confidence has increased!
Jacqui Audouy France Local time: 10:25 Native speaker of: English
A term referring to WINDOW PANE DIVIDERS or MUNTINS, usually a type of assembly which may be detached for cleaning.
Applies to any short or light bar, either vertical or horizontal, used to separate glass in a sash into multiple lights. Also called a window pane divider or a GRILLE. http://www.starlinewindows.com/newweb/starline-web/vinyl/glo...
A muntin in a glazed window that does not actually separate individual lights of glass. This muntin may be of a material different than the main frame- work of the window. The applied muntin may be attached to the glass with an adhesive or placed over the glass and held in place by the glazing bead
A pattern of muntin bars using horizontal and vertical members to form a "tic tac toe" design on a light of glass. Originally, these crossed muntins divided a single glazed light into smaller pieces (called true colonial). Insulated glass can have the muntin bars placed between the panes of glass (called INTERNAL MUNTINS) or attached as a GRID on the inner side of the structure, but not outside the insulated glass light itself (called external muntins). Divided light windows are sometimes referred to Colonial Lite, "Cut Up" windows or True Colonial. http://www.nuair.com/Info/Glossary.html
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