AN EXPLANATION OF HARDWOOD FLOORING TERMS


carpenter-1453880_1280When installing your new hardwood floors, or even in the event that you employ a professional to do the job for you, you’re likely to come across a lot of conditions you haven’t ever heard of before. Not knowing these terms and abbreviations can produce the task trickier, therefore it can be helpful to do your assignments.

The following are a couple of of the most frequently used but not often understood terms related to buying and installing hardwood floors, and of course — what they mean…

• DPM — that stands for Damp Proof Membrane, that is a vapour barrier used under hardwood flooring to protect it from increasing moisture from your sub floor.

• Floating floor — this really is a floor which is not attached to its own sub floor with nails or glue. It’s a floor kind most often used with laminate floors substance.

• Burrs — those are clusters of little knots in hardwood floors which create a cats-paw like pattern

• EMC — this stands for Equilibrium Moisture Content, That’s the moisture content a substance achieves within an atmosphere in which both humidity and temperature are steady

• Tongue & Groove — this really is a method commonly utilized to install engineered and soild wood flooring, where male and female profiles on each and every floorboard lock together.

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