Trade Language/Jargon

Flooring Trade Language/Jargon

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Acclimatisation: 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.

Cupping: 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.

Linoleum: A common flooring material made of canvas coated with linseed oil, powered cork and rosin.

Planking: 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.

Sub-floor: The original floor that a wooden floor can be built on top of.

Underlay: 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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