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- Eased Edge
An eased edge has a 45º angle cut on the top edge of the plank or strip, forming a V shaped groove when it comes together with another plank or strip on either side. An eased edge has a slightly smaller groove than a beveled edge.
The process of texturing the surface of a panel, plank, or strip.
- End cap
A transitional trim which may also be called a threshold or baby threshold, used to transition to surfaces such as carpet, fireplaces, sliding doors, and so on.
- End Matched
A tongue and groove system used on the ends of strips and planks so that when butted together, the tongue of one piece fits into the groove of the next piece.
- End Molding/Carpet Reducer
An accessory used to transition from hard flooring surfaces to other flooring surfaces where a reducer is not high enough.
The end of a plank or strip where it joins together with the end of another plank or strip.
A term used to describe wood floors that are made from multiple layers of wood. These layers are pressed together in a "cross-grain" formation under high pressure, helping each plank resist expansion and contraction due to moisture and temperature change
- Equilibrium Moisture Content
The ideal moisture content at which wood will not intake or expel moisture.
A term used to describe woods that are rare, difficult to find, and often imported from around the world. They are often very dense species of wood.
The ability of a floor to intake moisture which causes it to expand.
- Expansion Gap
A space left around the perimeter of the room and other obtrusions such as pipes and built in cabinets which allows for the movement and expansion of the flooring.