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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.
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.
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
A solvent that slows the drying of lacquers and other materials.
A type of nail that has rings on the shaft to improve its holding characteristics.