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Amber/Ambering

When flooring changes and takes on a yellowish color.

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B
Bathroom

Area in a house that is used for toiletry and hygiene.

Bedroom

Area in the house often used for relaxing, sleeping, and dressing.

Bloom/Blooming

Linoleum flooring develops a slight yellowish film when there is a lack of light for an extended period of time. It returns to its natural color when light is brought back into contact with the flooring.

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D
Dining Room

An area in the house that is often used for eating meals.

Drying Room Film

Linoleum flooring develops a yellowish film when hanging in a drying room after being manufactured. It will return to its natural color when exposed to sunlight for a couple of hours up to a couple of days.

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F
Full Spread Adhesive

An installation method where the adhesive is spread over the entire subfloor before flooring is laid.

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H
Hallways

Pathways in your home that connect rooms together.

Heat Welding

A professional process of using heat and weld rods which are melted to bind together flooring at its seams.

Home Entryway

The area where you enter your home. Often this is a pathway that leads to your door.

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K
Kitchen

A room in the house used for cooking and storing food.

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Linoleum

A type of flooring made by oxidizing linseed oil, which is then mixed with fine plant materials such as ground cork, pine resin, and wood flour and laid on a jute fibre backing.

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Overlap Reducer

A transitional molding that is used to transition between two floors of different heights.

Overlapping Square Nose

See Square Nosing / Universal Edge

Overlapping Stair Nosing

A molding applied around the front of stairs and landings that overlaps the edge of the floor itself but is attached to the subfloor, allowing it to expand and contract.

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Q
Quarter Round

A trim placed in front of the baseboard that covers the expansion gap between the baseboard and the floor.

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R
Resilient (Linoleum)

Refers to flooring that is elastic, flexible, or has "give". It includes vinyl, cork, and linoleum.

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S
Seasoning Bloom

See Drying Room Film

Square Nosing / Universal Edge

A trim used when a hard surface floor meets up to another surface where the edge will be exposed, such as carpet or a fireplace.

Stair Landing

The flat surface that breaks up a set of stairs.

Stove Yellowing

See Drying Room Film

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T-Molding

A trim used to transition between two hard surfaces that are level with each other.

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W
Weld Rods

Thin rod shaped materials that are heated until they melt, then used to seal the seams in different types of flooring. They come in different colors and materials to match the flooring being installed.

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