What is flooring?

  • (noun): Building material used in laying floors.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Flooring is the general term for a permanent covering of a floor, or for the work of installing such a floor covering. Floor covering is a term to generically describe any finish material applied over a floor structure to provide a walking surface. Both terms are used interchangeably but floor covering refers more to loose-laid materials.

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Sustainable Flooring
... Sustainable flooring is produced from sustainable materials (and by a sustainable process) that reduces demands on ecosystems during its life-cycle ... It is thought that sustainable flooring creates safer and healthier buildings and guarantees a future for traditional producers of renewable resources that many communities depend on ... Several initiatives have led the charge to bring awareness of sustainable flooring as well as and healthy buildings (air quality) ...
Sustainable Flooring - Wood
... carbon during their growing cycle, and this carbon remains stored in products like wood flooring during its service life, thus keeping it out of the atmosphere ... A life cycle assessment of flooring materials made of solid wood, linoleum and vinyl found the wood flooring had lower energy use and carbon dioxide emissions ... Solid wood products, particularly flooring, are often specified in environments where the occupants are known to have allergies to dust or other particulates ...
Flooring - Issues With Floors
... The flooring may need protection sometimes (e.g ... a gym floor used for a graduation ceremony) ...
Sustainable Flooring - Rubber Flooring
... Rubber flooring is made from a rubber tree, a 100% renewable resource ... Rubber flooring is also resistant to fading and cigarette burns ... Some rubber flooring is made from synthetic rubber, this is not a sustainable product ...
Laminate Flooring
... Laminate flooring (also called floating wood tile in the United States and Canada) is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process ... Laminate flooring simulates wood (or sometimes stone) with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer ... Laminate flooring has grown significantly in popularity, perhaps because it may be easier to install and maintain than more traditional surfaces such as hardwood flooring ...

More definitions of "flooring":

  • (noun): The inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room or hallway).
    Synonyms: floor