Definition of Gloss
Gloss refers to the amount of shine or reflectivity of a floor. It’s measured on a scale of 1 to 100 with 1 being the lowest level of gloss and 100 being the highest.
High-gloss floors may be shiny and attractive, but they are more susceptible to abrasion and require more frequent maintenance and cleaning. Low-gloss floors may lack the visual appeal of high-gloss floors but are more durable and easier to maintain.
A floor’s gloss level is determined by the:
- Finish or coating applied
- Type of floor covering
- Amount of maintenance and care the floor requires
- Type of lighting used in a space
Example of Gloss in a Sentence
“A low-gloss finish is more practical and durable for use in high-traffic areas, while high-gloss floors work well for luxurious spaces.”