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Chipboard

Chipboard is a type of paperboard used for subfloors. It has a low density and is not usually recommended for glue-down installations.

Colorfastness

Colorfastness is the ability of a material to resist fading or darkening from exposure to light.

Compact Laminate

A type of laminate made under extremely high pressure that has a thickness greater than or equal to 2mm.

Continuous Laminate Flooring

A type of laminate flooring in a continuous sheet that is adhered to a core.

Core

The center of a panel which often provides its structural durability.

Crowning

A condition where individual strips or planks of flooring will appear convex where the center is raised higher than the edges.

Cupping

A condition where individual strips or planks of flooring will appear concave with the edges raised above the center.

Cure

A term that is used when properties of an adhesive are changed by a chemical reaction which allows it to reach its maximum strength. This is generally done by condensation, heat, or another catalyst.

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