Jargon Buster

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Contact Adhesive

Adhesive that is applied to both surfaces that are to be bonded and adheres on ‘contact’ between these surfaces.

Crack Inducement Cuts

A cut made into a concrete base to concentrate any stress formed in the floor to one point.

Cracking and Crazing

Surface fractures normally caused by drying/ shrinkage.


The convex appearance of individual wood planks where the centre is higher than the edges.


Breaking down into fragments or dust (see Friable).


The concave appearance of individual wood planks, where the edges are raised above the centre.