Applicator Streaks

Applicator Streaks

Applicator Streaks - Fred Gamble (3)
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Applicator Streaks - Fred Gamble (3) Sierra Exif JPEG

Applicator Streaks and Ridging are finish marks, ridges or streaks that are visible on the surface of hardwood flooring that travel with the grain of the wood or across the grain. These blemishes occur during the finishing process on a site finished floor.

Technical Guidelines

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Dry Cupping – Engineered Hardwood

What you need to know The National Wood Flooring Association states the following on page 8 of the 2018 Technical...
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Dry Cupping – Engineered Hardwood

White Lines

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White Lines

Water Damage

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Vapor Retarder

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Splinters (Slivers)

What you need to know The National Wood Flooring Association states the following on page 14 of the 2018 Technical...
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Side Bonding

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Side Bonding

Shake (Wind)

What you need to know The Forrest Products Laboratory 2010 Glossary defines a Shake as “A separation along the grain,...
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Shake (Wind)

Scratches /Dents/ Impact

What you need to know The National Wood Flooring Association states the following on page 67 of the 2018 Technical...
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Scratches /Dents/ Impact

Sanding Marks (Drum, Edger and Chatter)

What you need to know The National Wood Flooring Association states the following on page 39 of the 2018 publication,...
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Sanding Marks (Drum, Edger and Chatter)

Powder Post Beetle

What you need to know According to The Forrest Products Laboratory – Wood Handbook 2010 Page 14-10 – “powder-post beetles...
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Powder Post Beetle