decoro direzionale/non-direzionale/semi-direzionale

English translation: directional/non-directional/semi-directional pattern

14:59 Mar 23, 2018
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Furniture / Household Appliances / Flooring
Italian term or phrase: decoro direzionale/non-direzionale/semi-direzionale
This features in a product description about flooring. The flooring seems to come in strips, planks, tiles and rolls (I haven't yet settled on my terminology choices for those yet).

My best guess is that it refers to the pattern, i.e. non-direzionale means you do not need to match them up when laying them down, direzionale would be a repeat pattern... in which case semi-direzionale might be an offset pattern or only needs to be lined up on two out of four sides.

Your input would be hugely appreciated!
Kirsty Walter
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:52
English translation:directional/non-directional/semi-directional pattern
Explanation:
It's just the same idea in English. If you look at the pictures in my references, you'll see what it means. Directional flooring leads your eye in a particular direction, non-directional doesn't (it's also referred to as "homogeneous" in my first reference), and semi-directional has a slight, but not obvious pattern.

Very high traffic resistance Non-directional design Evercare® treatment.
http://www.gerflorusa.com/product-ranges/homogeneous.html

...dissipative resilient flooring with 12 warm colors in a semi-directional pattern.
http://www.johnsonite.com/Flooring-Products/Vinyl-Flooring/G...
(If you click on the View Product Colors, you'll see that it has a marbled pattern.)

http://www.johnsonite.com/Flooring-Products/Vinyl-Flooring/G...
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directional/non-directional/semi-directional pattern


Explanation:
It's just the same idea in English. If you look at the pictures in my references, you'll see what it means. Directional flooring leads your eye in a particular direction, non-directional doesn't (it's also referred to as "homogeneous" in my first reference), and semi-directional has a slight, but not obvious pattern.

Very high traffic resistance Non-directional design Evercare® treatment.
http://www.gerflorusa.com/product-ranges/homogeneous.html

...dissipative resilient flooring with 12 warm colors in a semi-directional pattern.
http://www.johnsonite.com/Flooring-Products/Vinyl-Flooring/G...
(If you click on the View Product Colors, you'll see that it has a marbled pattern.)

http://www.johnsonite.com/Flooring-Products/Vinyl-Flooring/G...

philgoddard
United States
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