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Tack Rag

A cloth used alone or with a solution to clean up dust from sanding.

Tack-Free

A surface that can be lightly touched without leaving a mark or sticking to fingers.

Tacky

A term used to describe a surface that is not yet able to be touched without leaving a residue on your fingers or an imprint in the surface.

Tensile Strength

The ability to resist pulling stress, usually from the natural expansion and contraction of the floor.

Thermoplastic

A material which softens when heated and hardens when cooled.

Tint

A shade of color that is produced by adding a color to white paint or enamel.

Tongue

See Tongue and Groove

Tongue & Groove (T&G)

One side of a plank or strip has a groove cut out and the other side has a tongue extending out. The two sides snap or click together to create a floor.

Tri Sodium Phosphate

A product used to remove contaminates from the surface of a floor.

Trowel

A tool used to spread filler over an entire floor or large area.

Truss

A flooring joist system.

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