Any thin, flat piece of material used to cover floors. Several types of materials have been used for flooring. Examples are: ceramic tile, brick, concrete, terrazzo, slate, marble, limestone, granite, wood, carpet, asphalt tile, asbestos tile, cork tile, linoleum, Congoleum®, rubber tile, and vinyl tile.
Synonyms and Related Terms
floors; floor covering; finish flooring; planching
Sources Checked for Data in Record
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- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
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