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Tack Rag

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

Tackā€“Free

Means a surface 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.

Tannin

The chemical contained in wood that produces its color.

Tensile Strength

The ability to resist pulling stresses usually from expansion and contraction of the floor.

Thermoplastic

A material that softens when heated and hardens when cooled.

Tint

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

Tongue

See Tongue and Groove

Tongue & Groove (T&G)

A process where one side of a plank or strip has a groove cut out and the other side has a tongue extending out. When the two sides fit together they form a unit.

Tri Sodium Phosphate

A product used to remove contaminates from the surface of flooring.

Trowel

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

Truss

A flooring joist system.

Tung Oil

A type of oil-based finish that penetrates wood, giving it a hand rubbed look when applied in multiple coats. It also slightly ambers the wood.

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