Jargon Buster

Please click on the terms below to view their definitions.

Absorbent/Porous

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

Accelerator

Substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction.

Acclimatisation

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

Araseur

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