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Oil

A type of varnish that has urethane in it.

On-Grade

A term used to describe a subfloor that sits level with the surface of the ground.

Open Grain

A problem that results when finish absorbs into an area of softer grain instead of forming a hard film on top which can be fixed by applying an additional coat of finish.

Orange Peel

A term used to describe the appearance a finish takes on when a rolling brush is rolled or air is blown across finish that has partially cured, leaving marks that look similar to an orange peel.

Oriented Strand Board

A type of underlayment material, also known as OSB, that is composed of strands of wood laid in a specific way to increase strength.

OSB

See Oriented Strand Board

Overwood

A problem that arises when flooring is installed over an uneven subfloor, resulting in some planks or strips rising higher than others and creating an uneven surface.

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