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07:28 Oct 26, 2006
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
German term or phrase:Fliesenspiegel
Fliesenspiegel. Bezeichnet wird hiermit ein frei an der Wand gefliester Bereich, z. B. hinter einer Küchenzeile, einem Handwaschbecken.
Ich kann diese Vokabel einfach nicht finden. Kann mir jemand helfen?
Heike Voß Local time: 13:13 Native speaker of: German PRO pts in category: 4
Das Leben kann so einfach sein. Vielen Dank!
1 hr confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
tiling or tiled surface
Explanation: I believe that the previously approved answer to this question is wrong. Fliesenspiegel simply refers to a particular tiled area, e.g. above a kitchen counter and has nothing at all to do with mirrors or mosaics..
Kieran Sheehan Germany Local time: 13:13 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 12
1 hr confidence: peer agreement (net): +4
Tiled area; (tiled) splashback
Explanation: Broadly, "Tiled area" behind kitchen cupboards, and "splashback" behind wshbasins and sinks.
Silke and Heike, herein lies the danger of closing questions too early; also of a blind reliance on earlier Kudoz answers.
A Fliesenspiegel is indeed an area of tiles, so called because it is usually at the sort of height that a mirror would be set.
A full-length tiled wall is called a Fliesenwand, while the mirror tiles you have been offered are called "Spiegelfliesen".
Had I been on Proz in 2002, it is possible this answer would not have been accepted, but who knows...
We have every trade in the flat at the moment during renovations on the block, and it has been no problem to have this confirmed by the tilers.
Life is NOT always that easy, Silke...
David Moore Local time: 13:13 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 951