Floor - Special Floor Structures

Special Floor Structures

Where a special floor structure like a floating floor is laid upon another floor then both may be referred to as subfloors.

Special floor structures are used for a number of purposes:

  • Balcony, a platform projecting from a wall
  • Floating floor, normally for noise or vibration reduction
  • Glass floor, as in glass bottomed elevators
  • Nightingale floor makes a noise when an intruder walks on it
  • Raised floor, utilities underneath can be accessed easily
  • Sprung floor, improves the performance and safety of athletes and dancers

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