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- Faux Rock
Flooring that is made to resemble natural rock. Often seen with concrete that has been textured and colored.
- Feather Edge
When using a filler or other material, a feather edge is the seamless blending of the material into the existing flooring.
The fundamental element used to make carpet; can be either synthetic or natural. Fiber can also be used to reinforce cement.
Large areas of flooring that may be inside a band or border.
- Film Thickness
Refers to the width of a film when wet, and the final width when dried.
- Film-Forming Sealer
A hard, transparent protective film or finish typically used to finish wood products.
- Finish Coat
A coat applied to the top of a flooring surface which provides protection for the flooring beneath.
One of the final steps in flooring installation. Can mean applying a layer of finish, or with concrete, smoothing and compacting the surface.
- Flashing/Flash Broadcasting
A method used to apply color to wet concrete that involves the application of a dry shake hardener.
A term used to refer to sidewalks, driveways, concrete floors and basements.
- Flexural Strength
The ability of a flooring surface to resist bending.
- Float and Trowel Textures
Patterns and/or textures that are created in the wet surface of concrete. These patterns are either deep or shallow, and can be found in swirled, arched, and straight line designs.
- Float Finish
A rough surface texture applied to wet concrete.
- Floor Buffer
A machine used to buff and shine flooring using an abrasive pad.
- Floor Polisher
A machine that is pushed across a flooring surface in order to polish it to a shine.
- Fly Ash
A product made from ground coal that is used to replace Portland cement in concrete.
- Form Liner
The material which lines a mould to create a patterned or smooth appearance in concrete.
A trowel usually 2'- 4' long used for the final smoothing of wet concrete.