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Tuesday, 13 May 2014 00:00

Hardwood flooring terms

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Knowing some of the basic hardwood flooring terms will undoubtedly be beneficial for you and the floor itself as it will minimise the chance of doing something wrong. It is important to know at least some of these terms is necessary if you want to do the flooring job on your own.


Some of the technical terms:

Below you can see some of the basic and most frequently met definitions and terms that you can encounter while doing the flooring service:

  • tongue - a type of the plank that is used for installation. Tongue is the name of the ending of the wooden plank. It sticks out of the desk and forms a very helpful means of connecting two wooden panels.
  • groove - another type of floor panes finishing to which tongues are matched to form a professional and durable connection between wooden floor panels.
  • DPM - Damp Proof Membrane which forms a nice and highly effective means of keeping the moisture back in the sub floor and leaving the entire wooden surface fully prepared and ready to use for a long time.

These are some of the most common technical terms you are bound to hear if you hire a professional team of wooden floor installers and fitters or if you're doing the flooring works on your own. Knowing these terms is important in doing the work properly. If you want to get more technical details and terms related to wooden floors - call us.

Our service includes the following: installation and fitting of new wooden floors, dust-free floor sanding of used, damaged and scratched panels, refinishing, repairs, oiling, lacquering and many more. We mainly offer the service for Bristol clients.


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