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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

  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998