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A facility or area of operations where stone and other material is cut and customized to specific dimensions.
- Facial Defect
A defect on a flooring surface which diminishes the overall appearance.
- Feature Strip
A design feature, similar to a border, that is used as an accent to enhance flooring.
Limestone that has a large content of iron oxide and is soft when taken from the earth, but becomes hard after exposure.
- Field Stone
Boulders, cobbles, or other loose chunks of rock found scattered around a quarry.
- Field Tile
Tiles used for the largest areas of flooring which may be inside a band or border.
The act of filling voids in a surface with a filler.
The coating applied to the surface of flooring to provide protection.
- Finished Stone
Stone that has been finished or dressed on the surface.
- Fire Decorating
A technique that involves firing decoration onto a flooring surface.
- Fire Resistance
A term used to describe the ability of flooring to withstand fire.
- Fire Retardant
A chemical used to make a floor more fire resistant.
- Flamed Finish
A finishing technique that is often used on stone flooring to achieve a rough, textured surface. The surface is heated by flame until it is very hot and then quickly cooled causing the surface to pop and chip.
- Floating Floor Installation
A common flooring installation method where the floor floats on an underlayment and planks are hooked together in a tongue and groove mechanism. Glue is sometimes used in the seams of the tongue and groove, but the flooring is not attached to the subfloor
- Floor Tile
A tile that is strong enough to be installed on a floor for everyday use.
An object or surface that is level with another object or surface.
A crack or break in rock or another surface.
- Frost Proof Tile
A flooring tile that is resistant to damage from freezing and thawing.