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The ability of a surface to reflect or shine.
- Gloss Meter
A device used to measure the gloss of a surface.
- Glossing Up
Increasing the glossiness of a floor by rubbing with friction or by using a product.
- Glue-less Floating Installation
A type of floating installation that does not require any glue. The boards are locked together with a tongue and groove mechanism and are held down by the baseboard but not attached to the subfloor.
- Glued Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring that requires the use of glue in its installation.
A system for classifying the amount of natural characteristics allowed in a piece of wood. Most common grades are known as clear, select or better, common (No. 1 and No. 2), tavern grade, and cabin grade (also know as country and utility).
- Grain Raise
A condition where surface fibers in wood rise due to moisture in the application of finish.
Graininess The appearance of grainy particles in a finishing material.
The appearance of the grain in a piece of wood that is determined by the way it is cut.
In a tongue and groove installation, the groove is cut out of the side of the piece of flooring to allow the tongue of the adjacent piece to fit in.