Spanish language learning forums

Spanish language learning forums (
-   Vocabulary (
-   -   Floor tile (

poli May 01, 2020 12:03 PM

Floor tile
Is the Spanish word teja, or does that usually refer to roof tiles?

pjt33 May 01, 2020 01:33 PM

A teja is indeed a roof tile. For floor tiles you probably want baldosa. For walls, azulejo.

I don't have any mnemonics for the second or third, but for the link between techos and tejas I just have to think about the Les Luthiers scene where Rabinovich and Mundstock ask for the carta in the restaurant (at 10:14; the timestamp doesn't seem to be supported by the automatically added VIDEO tag):

AngelicaDeAlquezar May 01, 2020 03:46 PM

I agree with Pjt. In Mexico we also say "loza", "loseta" or just "piso". :)

poli May 01, 2020 04:31 PM

Oh. Now I'm thinking baldosas are more likely to be very durable like stone flooring and lozas are thinner perhaps made of vinyl.

AngelicaDeAlquezar May 01, 2020 08:02 PM

"Loza" can never be vinyl, linoleum or any synthetic material. It's some sort of clay; that's why it's also the same name for the tableware. :)
And although "loseta" is not a material, but a close synonym to baldosa. We use that for smaller or slender clay tiles.

Synthetic materials are usually "piso". Personally, I have never heard "baldosa de linóleo", but Google says it's not so uncommon. :D

- Para instalar el piso de linóleo, contrate a un profesional.
- No pases por ahí, las lozas están mojadas.
- Quiero ponerle piso de loseta a la cochera.
- El patio tiene unas baldosas de concreto muy resistentes.

Sancho Panther May 11, 2020 06:53 AM

Wall tiles are azulejos in Spain. HTH

poli May 11, 2020 11:45 AM

In the back of my head I always thought that azulejos were blue and white tiles, but they can be any color I guess.

AngelicaDeAlquezar May 11, 2020 04:49 PM

In Mexico "azulejos" can be any color, but they're rather thin, often smaller than floor tiles, and shiny. :D

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:57 PM.

Forum powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.