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Warping

When a piece of flooring deviates from the surface of the flooring.

Water-Based/Water Borne Finishes

Finishes made by suspending solids in water.

Wax

A resinous substance used in polishes and other products, made from materials which are plant or animal in origin and are not water soluble.

Wear Layer

The layer on top of the core in wood flooring that can be sanded and refinished to make the floor appear new again.

Wear Resistance

The ability of a surface to withstand wear from normal traffic.

Wiping Stain

A type of stain that is applied then wiped off with a cloth to remove any excess stain.

Wire Brushing

A method used to give a piece of flooring a distressed look by brushing the surface with a wire brush.

Wood Filler

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