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Backing (Laminate)

A backing is the bottom layer of the flooring. It sits on the subfloor or underlayment.

Balanced Construction

A construction that has similar materials bonded to both sides of the panel, plank, or strip.

Base Shoe

A Base Shoe, also known as a shoe mold, is a molding that is attached to the base molding to cover the expansion gap.

Beveled Edge

A Beveled Edge describes the cut of an angle less than 90º on the top edge of the plank or strip, forming a very deep V shaped groove where it meets with another plank or strip on either side.

Bow

When a piece of flooring either dips down or up, making it uneven with the rest of the flooring.

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