Glossary of Flooring Terms


Terms used in Flooring.

Use this handy glossary of flooring terms to look up any words that are unfamiliar. Knowing how to describe what you want on your floors will help ensure that the project turns out the way you hoped it would.

Backing is the bottom-most layer of a floor. When used with vinyl flooring, it can be made of felt or fiberglass. Carpet backing refers to the underside of carpet. It helps to extend the life of carpet.