Floors 'N' Floors
Flooring Brands Anderson Anji Mountain Bamboo Rugs APC Cork Appalachian Armstrong Armstrong Global Exotics Award Bamtex Bruce Capella Carolina Century Flooring Congoleum Daltile DaVinci Cork Engineered Eterna Evora Cork Exotic Weaves Flagship Carpets Graf Brothers Hardwood Flooring Installer Harounian Hartco Hawa Hellenic Area Rugs Home Dynamix Homerwood Johnson Kaleen Area Rugs Konecto KronoSwiss Licante Marble Tile LM Flooring Loloi Rugs Lyptus Mannington Mills Marazzi Tile MetroFlor Milliken Mohawk Mohawk Industries Momeni Moxon Timbers Mullican Natural Cork Natural Floors Nova Distinctive Pergo Prolex Quick Step NC Robbins Scandian Somerset Sphinx Tarkett Terra Verde Timbercreek Uniclic Virginia Vintage Wicander Wood Flooring International Flooring Web101 Cheap Floors Store Locator Glossary Forum Home Source Contact


Sapwood | Satin | Saxony_carpet | Saxony_Carpet | Saxony_Carpet | Sculptured_Carpet | Sculptured_carpet | Sculptured_Carpet | Seam_Sealer | Shag_Carpet | Shag_Pile | Simulated_Appliance_Foot-Drag_Test | Sisal_Flooring | Sisal_Flooring | Sisal_flooring | Slate | Slate | Slate | Slip_Tongue | Softwood | Soil_retardant | Soil_Retardant | Solid_Vinyl_Flooring | Spacers | Square_Edge | Square_Nose | Stain_Resistant | Stain_Retardant | Standard_Instillation_System | Static_Control_Floor_Finish | Static_Control_Floor_Mat | Static_Control_Floor_Material | Static_Control_Flooring | Static_control_footwear_(shoes) | Static_Decay_Test | Static_Dissipative | Static_Dissipative_flooring | Static_Electricity | Static-Resistant_Resilient_Flooring | StaticSmart_FiberLink | Stretch | Stretch | Strip | Strip_Flooring | Strip_flooring | Strip_Flooring | Sub_Floor | Subfloor | Surface_Resistance | Surface_Resistivity |

1. Sapwood:The lighter color wood near the outside of the tree.
Submitted on Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:15:36 PM

2. Satin
A soft-sheen finish.
Submitted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 4:15:36 PM

3. Saxony carpet:
Cut-pile carpet, similar to shag, but with individual tufts much more closely packed. Smoother finished saxonies are called "plushes."
Submitted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 4:15:36 PM

4. Saxony Carpet
A dense, cut-pile carpet with well-defined individual tuft tips. Called "plushes" when it has a smooth finish.
Submitted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:15:36 PM

5. Saxony Carpet-Cut-pile carpet in a relatively dense construction, with well-defined individual tuft tips. Smoother finished saxonies are called "plushes."
Submitted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 4:15:36 PM

6. Sculptured Carpet
Definition:Any carpet pattern where varying pile lengths create a pattern.
Submitted on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 4:15:36 PM

7. Sculptured carpet
Definition:Any carpet pattern formed from high and low pile areas, such as high-low loop or cut-and-loop.
Submitted on Thursday, May 19, 2016 4:15:36 PM

8. Sculptured Carpet-Any carpet pattern form from high and low pile areas, such as high-low or cut-and-loop.
Submitted on Thursday, June 25, 2015 4:15:36 PM

9. Seam Sealer-A liquid compound used to fuse vinyl flooring edges together.
Submitted on Saturday, April 04, 2015 4:15:36 PM

10. Shag Carpet:
A deep-pile carpet popular in the 1970s. It has long-cut surface yarns.
Submitted on Sunday, June 07, 2015 4:15:36 PM

11. Shag Pile-Today's shag is available in heavyweight yarn tufts that are cut and distinct from each other.
Submitted on Thursday, January 05, 2017 4:15:36 PM

12. Simulated Appliance Foot-Drag Test:
A test used to measure a vinyl floor's resistance to tears, gouges and rips. In the test, an appliance-type foot is dragged across the surface with various weights.
Submitted on Saturday, April 02, 2016 4:15:36 PM

13. Sisal Flooring:Rugs, mats and matting made from sisal, a natural plant material. Available woven and dyed in various colors, as well as machine and hand painted. Similar flooring is made of jute, coconut and seagrass.
Submitted on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 4:15:36 PM

14. Sisal Flooring-Rugs or mats made from sisal, a natural plant material.
Submitted on Saturday, March 14, 2015 4:15:36 PM

15. Sisal flooring:-Matting made from sisal, an natural plant from India. Sisal fibers are woven and sometimes colored or painted.
Submitted on Thursday, November 27, 2014 4:15:36 PM

16. Slate:
A rock used for flooring (often outside). It is embedded in cement or mortar to create a pattern floor.
Submitted on Monday, January 05, 2015 4:15:36 PM

17. Slate:A naturally laminated stone pieces or tiles that are set in mortar or cement resulting in a interesting natural pattern.
Submitted on Sunday, October 18, 2015 4:15:36 PM

18. Slate
Definition:A naturally laminated rock that is often used in regular and irregular shapes embedded in cement or mortar to create a hard-surface, pattern floor.
Submitted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:15:36 PM

19. Slip Tongue-A small strip of wood or metal used to change direction when installing tongue and groove flooring.
Submitted on Thursday, July 16, 2015 4:15:36 PM

20. Softwood
Lumber produced from needle and/or cone bearing trees (Conifers). Has nothing to do with the hardness or softness of the wood.
Submitted on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 4:15:36 PM

21. Soil retardant-A chemical applied to carpet and fabric surfaces which inhibits attachment of soil to fiber.
Submitted on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 4:15:36 PM

22. Soil Retardant:
A chemical finish applied to carpet and fabric surfaces which inhibits attachment of soil to fiber. It is usually a topical treatment but may also be inherent in the fiber.
Submitted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:15:36 PM

23. Solid Vinyl Flooring
Definition:This smooth-surface plastic floor is a mixture of vinyl resins, plasticizer, fillers and stabilizers with color added throughout the product. Produced in either square tiles or sheet goods.
Submitted on Thursday, June 11, 2015 4:15:36 PM

24. Spacers
Small pieces of wood used to temporarily create a space during installation.
Submitted on Friday, July 22, 2016 4:15:36 PM

25. Square Edge
The simple flooring system where squared planks are nailed to a subfloor or underlayment.
Submitted on Sunday, January 22, 2017 4:15:36 PM

26. Square Nose-A moulding constructed of wood or polymer, used to trim floating floors along walls around the perimeter of a room.
Submitted on Monday, March 27, 2017 4:15:36 PM

27. Stain Resistant:A chemical finish applied to or inherent in carpet fibers which inhibit specific stains from adhering to or dying (staining) carpet and fabrics.
Submitted on Friday, January 29, 2016 4:15:36 PM

28. Stain Retardant-A chemical finish used to keep carpet or fabric surfaces clean. Can be applied at the factory or at home.
Submitted on Sunday, April 26, 2015 4:15:36 PM

29. Standard Instillation System:The installation process where you place continuous beads of glue on top of the tongue and on the bottom of the groove to adjoin flooring planks.
Submitted on Thursday, December 17, 2015 4:15:36 PM

30. Static Control Floor Finish
A non-permanent coating periodically applied to existing floor surfaces that dissipates static charges by grounding personnel, equipment, or other objects contacting the floor finish or that controls the generation and accumulation of static charges associated with floor materials.
Submitted on Sunday, January 01, 2017 4:15:36 PM

31. Static Control Floor Mat:-A movable island of material placed over existing flooring that dissipates static charges by grounding personnel, equipment, or other objects contacting the floor material or that controls the generation and accumulation of static charges associated with the material.
Submitted on Friday, September 16, 2016 4:15:36 PM

32. Static Control Floor Material:
A permanently installed floor material such as tile, carpet,, polymer, epoxy or sheet flooring that dissipates static charges by grounding personnel, equipment, or other objects contacting the floor material or that controls the generation and accumulation of static charges associated with floor materials.
Submitted on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 4:15:36 PM

33. Static Control Flooring:A generic term used to describe any form of flooring that is designed to reduce static electricity on people. Static control flooring is available in numerous forms including
Submitted on Monday, November 10, 2014 4:15:36 PM

34. Static control footwear (shoes):-Covering for the human foot that have properties to control the accumulation of static charge when used in conjunction with a static control floor or floor finish, or floor mat.
Submitted on Friday, October 07, 2016 4:15:36 PM

35. Static Decay Test:A procedure in which an item is first charged to a specified voltage, then allowed to dissipate to a specified voltage while measuring the duration of the discharge.
Submitted on Friday, August 12, 2016 4:15:36 PM

36. Static Dissipative:-Refers to the ability of a material to conduct a charge to ground and is usually indicated by an electrical resistance range measured in ohms of a minimum of 1.0x 106, to a maximum of 1.0 x 109.
Submitted on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 4:15:36 PM

37. Static Dissipative flooring
Static dissipative floors are defined by a property called electrical resistance. Electrical resistance is measured in ohms. The important parameter for describing a floor is the static control flooring resistance to ground or path to ground. In order to meet the qualification of static dissipative, a floor must have an electrical resistance to ground of = 1 X 106 (one million ohms) AND < 1 X 109. Static dissipative should never be confused with the terms Conductive or Antistatic (sometimes hyphenated as anti-static). Note
Submitted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:15:36 PM

38. Static Electricity:
Literally "electricity at rest." Static electricity is the stored energy that becomes dangerous when it becomes an ESD event. Static electricity is the result of the exchange of electrons that occurs during friction between objects. This friction causes the ESD event, which can disrupt production, cause fires, damage computers and sensitive electronic components, cause computers and other electronic equipment to malfunction and lose important data.
Submitted on Thursday, July 14, 2016 4:15:36 PM

39. Static-Resistant Resilient Flooring:
Having antistatic (anti-static) properties. Any resilient flooring material such as rubber or vinyl that will not generate excessive quantities of static electricity. Describing a flooring material as static resistant, does not mean that the material can also ground or discharge static electricity. A static resistant material may lack conductive properties necessary for grounding of static charges. The ideal static control material should be both conductive and antistatic.
Submitted on Friday, March 31, 2017 4:15:36 PM

40. StaticSmart FiberLink
This is a unique conductive monofilament spun within the yarn bundle. Is is used to achieve conductive contact points on the surface of the carpet.
Submitted on Saturday, August 15, 2015 4:15:36 PM

41. Stretch
A carpet installation term for the give in carpet when it is pulled over pad onto tackless strips.
Submitted on Monday, February 15, 2016 4:15:36 PM

42. Stretch:Amount of elongation of carpet when it is pulled over pad onto tackless strips during installation
Submitted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 4:15:36 PM

43. Strip-Boards that are smaller than three inches in width.
Submitted on Saturday, December 20, 2014 4:15:36 PM

44. Strip Flooring:The most popular wood flooring, it is made of long, narrow - about 3 inches wide - tongue - and - groove boards that are end-matched. Strip flooring wider than 3 inches is called plank flooring.
Submitted on Monday, December 12, 2016 4:15:36 PM

45. Strip flooring
Definition:The most popular wood flooring, it is made of long, narrow -- about 3 inches wide -- tongue-and-groove boards that are end-matched. Strip flooring wider than 3 inches is referred to as plank flooring.
Submitted on Friday, November 07, 2014 4:15:36 PM

46. Strip Flooring
The most popular wood flooring. It is made from narrow tongue and groove strips, glued together.
Submitted on Monday, November 23, 2015 4:15:36 PM

47. Sub Floor:-The structural layer that hold the flooring system. The floor can be laid directly on the sub floor (below grade) or can be elevated (above grade.)
Submitted on Saturday, August 08, 2015 4:15:36 PM

48. Subfloor:
A pre-existing structural supporting surface, such as plywood, waferboard or concrete.
Submitted on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 4:15:36 PM

49. Surface Resistance
The ratio of DC voltage to the current flowing between two electrodes of specified configuration that contact the same side of a material. This measurement is expressed in ohms.
Submitted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 4:15:36 PM

50. Surface Resistivity
Definition:For electric current flowing across a surface, the ratio of DC voltage drop per unit length to the surface current per unit width. In effect, the surface resistivity is the resistance between two opposite sides of a square and is independent of the size of the square or its dimensional units. Surface resistivity is expressed in ohms/square.
Submitted on Sunday, August 30, 2015 4:15:36 PM

Go Top | Glossary