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Radiant Heat

Also known as in floor heating, the term refers to a heating system which uses hot water that runs through tubes under the subfloor, warming the surface of the floor.

Random Width

Flooring that comes in several different widths in the same box.

Recoat

Applying one coat of finish over another for added protection.

Reducer Strip/Reducer

A molding accessory normally used at doorways, fireplaces, or to divide a room that is grooved on one edge and tapered on the other in a teardrop shape.

Refinish/Refinishing

The act of sanding a finished floor and applying a new layer of finish.

Relative Humidity

A ratio of the amount of water vapor in the air to the amount it would have if it was completely saturated at the same temperature.

Resilient (Cork)

Refers to flooring that is elastic, flexible, or has "give". Resilient floors include vinyl, cork, carpet and linoleum.

Retarder

A solvent that slows the drying of lacquers and other materials.

Ring

A type of nail that has rings on the shaft to improve its holding characteristics.

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