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Hardwood

November 9th, 2007 · No Comments

General term used to designate lumber or veneer produced from broad-leafed or deciduous trees in contrast to softwood, which is produced from trees which are usually needle bearing and coniferous. The term does not infer hardness in its physical sense.

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HPL (High Pressure Laminate)

November 9th, 2007 · No Comments

A two step method of bonding the finish and back layers to the core materials using glue under extreme heat and pressure.

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HDF (High Density Fiberboard)

November 9th, 2007 · No Comments

This is the core material of Mohawk Laminate Flooring and improves the moisture resistance and the dimensional stability to the laminated planks.

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HARDWOODS

November 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Wood from broad leaf, deciduous trees such as oak, walnut, ash, maple or birch, which are used commonly as flooring in homes.

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Gauge

November 9th, 2007 · No Comments

The distance between two needle points in knitted or tufted carpet. It is usually expressed in fractions of an inch.

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Gum Pockets

November 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Well defined openings between rings of annual growth, containing gum and evidence of prior gum accumulations. (Predominant in cherry usually shows up as a dark round or teardrop shape.)

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Growth Rings

November 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Increments of growth which appear as figures in the floor. Seen in a cross section of a log as rings around the center of the log. When only one growth ring is formed during a year, it is called an annual growth ring. Viewing the end of a solid board, they appear in bands or […]

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Gloss

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Shine or sheen of the finish.

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Grain

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The direction, size, arrangement, and appearance of the wood fibers in wood or veneer.

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Gloss Level

November 9th, 2007 · No Comments

The level of the gloss measured by a glossometer. The higher the gloss, the higher the number. (100 would be a mirror, 0 would be black.)

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