Jargon Buster

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A permeable material that allows the passage of moisture/ solvents through the material.


Substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction.


Where the floorcovering is allowed to adjust to the environment into which it is to be installed.

Adhesive Residue

Adhesive left on the subfloor after the removal of a floor covering.

Ambient Temperature

Temperature of the surrounding environment

Anhydrite Screed

Calcium sulphate (gypsum) based screed


Special Cutting instrument designed to give even, straight cuts in a carpet.