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Wood 'n' Beyond - lumber terms
Category: Agriculture and Industry > lumber and timber terms
Date & country: 01/02/2011, US
Words: 41


African Teak
also known as Iroko Wood it is used as a base for iroko decking and originates from Africa. african teak wood is extremely durable and often used in the boat making industry.

African Walnut
type of wood originating from africa and used in the construction of furniture including african walnut worktops and hardwood flooring.

American Black Walnut
durable and strong type of wood used in the construction of furniture including worktops and american back walnut flooring.

Bamboo Wood
mistaken for wood by many it is in fact a type of rapid growing grass which is considered to be environmentally friendly as it could be harvested every 3 years unlike wood (every 15 years).

Beech Wood
sourced from a beech tree, it is extremely strong wood which is used in the construction of flooring, beech worktops, chairs and other types of furniture.

Concrete Subfloor
type of subfloor also known as cement screed used as the subfloor for hardwood flooring.

Cumaru Wood
commonly used as the base for garden hardwood decking cumaru wood originates from South America and is extremely strong (5 times harder than pine, cedar and redwood).

Decking
the act of surfacing an area normally a garden with timber decking boards and making practical use of slopes in garden by creating different levels and steps.

DIY
also referred to as do-it-yourself it is a type of work done without the intervention of a 3rd party contractor.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring
also known as semi solid floors they are a type of wooden floor made up of plywood or HDF core with a hardwood top layer.

Finger Jointing
used in the making of timber worktops it is the process that gives a stable durable construction to the worktop panel.

Floating Installation
type of hardwood flooring installation method often used for engineered hardwood floors installation.

Foor Joist Subfloor
type of subfloor also known as battens used as the subfloor for hardwood flooring.

Garden Decking
type of wooden timber normally ipe, iroko or teak covering a surface area in the garden. often used to cover holes and other garden imperfections.

Glue Down Installation
type of hardwood flooring installation method often used for solid hardwood floors installation.

Hardwood Flooring
type of flooring made from pieces of timber.

Hardwood Flooring Underlay
a thin layer of soft materials such as sponge and rubber. Flooring underlay is placed beneath the floor boards to provide comfort, to reduce wear on the floor, and to provide insulation.

Ipe Wood
used as a base for ipe decking the wood originates from South America and is three times harder than oak.

Iroko Wood
also known as African Teak it is used as a base for iroko decking, worktop and flooring. It originates and from Africa. Iroko wood is extremely durable and often used in the boat making industry.

Kitchen Worktop
surface area used for preparing food located in the kitchen and often made from timber or granite.

Laminate Flooring
a type of flooring made from a multi-layer synthetic flooring product, fused together with a lamination process.

Lumber Decking
also known as decking boards it is the timber substance from which wooden decks are made from.

M2
measurement unit often used to calculate the total surface area.

Mahogany Wood
type of tree native to Brazil used in the furniture and worktops industry. Mahogany worktop is very popular because of its unique rich reddish-brown colour.

Nail-Down Installation
type of hardwood flooring installation method often used for solid hardwood floors installation it requires a high skill level.

Oak
type of strong wood widely used in the construction of furniture including oak worktops and hardwood flooring.

Premium Oak
type oak wood with extra wide staves used in the construction of furniture including worktops and hardwood flooring to give enhanced durability.

Prime Engineered Wood
the highest grade of wood flooring with a unique uniformed look due to having slight color variation between the boards.

Rustic Wood
timber wood normally made from oak with a distinct rustic rural and natural look to it.

Sanding
the first stage of wood refinish sanding is the process of removing any wood coating imperfections.

Semi Solid Floors
also known as engineered hardwood flooring they are a type of wooden floor made up of plywood or HDF core with a hardwood top layer.

Solid Floors
also described as solid hardwood floors they are a type of wooden floor made from one piece of hardwood timber.

Staining
the second stage of wood refinish staining is the process of re-coating the wood.

Staple-down
a type of flooring installation method which is similar to nail-down, however staples are used instead of nails.

Staves
the process of laying planks of wood one on top of the other to create one homogenous panel.

Teak Wood
used the basis for teak decking the wood originates from Indonesia and is golden in color with dark markings.

Wenge Wood
a type of wood with a distinctive figure and a strong partridge pattern. Its heaviness, durability and strength make it popular as a Wenge worktop.

Wood Refinish
the process of rejuvenating the wood appearance using sanding, staining and chemicals.

Wooden-Plywood Subfloor
type of subfloor also known as chipboards used as the subfloor for hardwood flooring.

Worktop Oil
a type of treatment which leaves a durable and water-resistant seal on the worktop. Worktop oil also ensures that the worktop is not vulnerable to scratching or chipping.

Worktops
timber wood worktops are made from strips or staves of solid wood. These strips are cut, selected, graded and kiln dried before they are glued together to form one homogenous panel.