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English translation: hydraulic tile; ceramics inlays

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Spanish term or phrase:loseta hidráulica
English translation:hydraulic tile; ceramics inlays
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
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12:58 Nov 27, 2000
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Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: loseta hidráulica
Here is a piece of text on the construction of a commercial centre (flooring section): "Pavimento de loseta hidráulica, 4 pastillas, colcr gris..."
"Loseta hidraulica" and "pastillas" have me confused...!!
Giles
hydraulic tile; ceramics inlays
Explanation:
Got 21 hits on Google for "hydraulic tile"

Here are a couple of examples:

The Tile Floor
... The hydraulic tile floor. In the early XX century, in full expansion of the hydraulic tile floor, many architects and artists from this period created a new ...
personal.redestb.es/pav-canigo/noframes/eng/thetilef.htm

Terratur
... 500 sq.M of terrace, based mainly in exterior paving, being the main models the hydraulic tile and porous, with an annual average stock of 200,000 sq.M, and a ...
www.terrastur.com/bienve_i.htm

As for "pastilla"--this must be used in the sense of "inlay"--tiles are often composed of a base of a particular color clay, with other clay "plugs" inlaid into the base before firing. This is how my ceramics major/now graduate student daughter explained the tiles we had on the floors of our home in Mexico.

For instances of this, see: http://www.google.com/search?q=ceramic inlay
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 04:47
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Great, thanks : and for the links. I think I am beginning to get the hang of finding sources.
Regards,
Giles
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naHydraulic tile floor, tablets, grey colourxxxPaul Roige
nahydraulic tile; ceramics inlays
Yolanda Broad


  

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hydraulic tile; ceramics inlays


Explanation:
Got 21 hits on Google for "hydraulic tile"

Here are a couple of examples:

The Tile Floor
... The hydraulic tile floor. In the early XX century, in full expansion of the hydraulic tile floor, many architects and artists from this period created a new ...
personal.redestb.es/pav-canigo/noframes/eng/thetilef.htm

Terratur
... 500 sq.M of terrace, based mainly in exterior paving, being the main models the hydraulic tile and porous, with an annual average stock of 200,000 sq.M, and a ...
www.terrastur.com/bienve_i.htm

As for "pastilla"--this must be used in the sense of "inlay"--tiles are often composed of a base of a particular color clay, with other clay "plugs" inlaid into the base before firing. This is how my ceramics major/now graduate student daughter explained the tiles we had on the floors of our home in Mexico.

For instances of this, see: http://www.google.com/search?q=ceramic inlay


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22hydraulic+tile%22
    Termium & my own resident ceramics expert
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 04:47
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668
Grading comment
Great, thanks : and for the links. I think I am beginning to get the hang of finding sources.
Regards,
Giles
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1 hr
Hydraulic tile floor, tablets, grey colour


Explanation:
Would you believe it. 1st link shows Hydraulic Tile Master doing the job: "In the early XX century, in full expansion of the hydraulic tile floor, many architects and artists from this period created a new graphic language signing their own designs (A. Gaudí,...), and thus contributing to make the hydraulic tile floor be accepted in the architecture of the time and known all around the country". Well, all but me actually... Many more links linking tablet and tile (Google: tablet+tile) there seems to be different kinds. Check it out. Link 1 shows great colourful tiles too to copy-paste for screensaving (sshhh!) Bye :)


    personal.redestb.es/pav-canigo/noframes/eng/thetilef.htm
xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 10:47
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 442

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