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Ultraviolet

A ray of light that is outside the visible spectrum at its violet end. This often causes flooring to become lighter or darker, and is sometimes used to cure a finish.

Undercoats

Coats applied under the finishing coats.

Unfinished

A type of flooring that is sanded and finished after installation.

Unfinished Wood Floor

Wood flooring that is sanded and finished after installation. These are able to be sanded even when subfloors are uneven.

Uniclic Joint

Glue-less tongue and groove joint system patented by Unilin Decor of Belgium, in which the lower lip puts pressure on the tongue, holding it in place.

Units

A term generally used for Parquet flooring to describe three or more squares bond together.

Urethane

A synthetic chemical structure.

UV–Cured Polyurethane

Polyurethane that is cured by using ultraviolet light.

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