Flooring trade jargon
The process of leaving new flooring materials in place for a period of time to adjust to temperature and humidity levels, allowing for better fitting.
- Beveled edge
Also known as a V-groove. This refers to flooring where each board is indented at the corners, highlighting the gaps between them.
When floorboards lift at the edges due to excess moisture.
- Door bar
Also known as cover strips, these cover carpet joins at doorways or protect a heavily used piece of carpet from wear.
- Engineered wood
Layers of hardwood pressed together to form sheets or planks, for example for flooring.
- Floating floor
A kind of floor where each plank is connected together, and not attached to the subfloor below.
- Laminated wood
Thin layers of wood glued together with aligned grains to form boards.
A common flooring material made of canvas coated with linseed oil, powered cork and rosin.
A type of flooring made up of wooden boards that can either join together or simply sit next to one another.
- Skirting or skirting board
A piece of wood that runs along the bottom of interior walls, where they meet the floor.
- Solid boards
Also referred to as solid hardwood flooring, real wood flooring where each board is cut to shape.
The original floor that a wooden floor can be built on top of.
A layer of material laid between a covering and a sub-structure - for example between a carpet and the floorboards beneath it.
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