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Nail Down

An installation method where flooring is nailed to the subfloor.

Neutral Cleaner

A cleaner that has a pH close to 7 which is neither acidic nor alkaline.

NOFMA

National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association.

Nominal Size

The size in which flooring is sold, though the actual size of the product may be slightly longer.

Nonvolatile

The portion of a substance that does not evaporate and is left behind once the volatiles are evaporated.

Nosing

A molding applied to the front of stairs and landings used to create a rounded finish.

NWFA

National Wood Flooring Association

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