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Above Grade

Any floor that is above ground level.

Abrasion

The wearing away and scuffing of the finish layer of a floor, generally caused by friction from dirt and debris.

Abrasion Resistance

The ability of a flooring surface to resist abrasion when in contact with abrasive materials.

Acclimation

The process of leaving flooring in the area where it will be installed for a length of time before installation, allowing it to adapt to the temperature and humidity of the area.

Acid/Acidic

A chemical with a pH rating below 7.

Adhesion

The ability of one material to stick to another.

Adsorption

The adhesion of molecules or particles to a surface.

Air-Dried

Dried by air without the use of special equipment.

ASTM

American Standard Testing Methods, one of the largest international organizations that develops standards for materials, products, systems, and services.

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