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Floor tile

Is the Spanish word teja, or does that usually refer to roof tiles?
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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):


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I agree with Pjt. In Mexico we also say "loza", "loseta" or just "piso".
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Old May 01, 2020, 03:31 PM
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Oh. Now I'm thinking baldosas are more likely to be very durable like stone flooring and lozas are thinner perhaps made of vinyl.
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"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.

- 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.
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Wall tiles are azulejos in Spain. HTH
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In the back of my head I always thought that azulejos were blue and white tiles, but they can be any color I guess.
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In Mexico "azulejos" can be any color, but they're rather thin, often smaller than floor tiles, and shiny.
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