floor·​ing | \ ˈflȯr-iŋ How to pronounce flooring (audio) \

Definition of flooring

1 : floor, base
2 : material for floors

Examples of flooring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The contemporary kitchen provides stainless-steel appliances, wood flooring and wood cabinets with glass fronts. Dallas News, "Families enjoy living in East Dallas, firm says," 9 Feb. 2020 The condo will be painted, the floors will be sanded and stained, kitchen cabinets will be painted and receive new hardware, and a bathroom will get a new vanity, flooring and a light fixture. Anna Bahney, CNN, "How to sell your 'ugly' house when no one is biting," 8 Feb. 2020 One start-up, Global Fiberglass Solutions, developed a method to break down blades and press them into pellets and fiber boards to be used for flooring and walls. Chris Martin, Fortune, "The latest landfill problem comes from the renewable energy industry," 5 Feb. 2020 Maple flooring and track lighting are found throughout most of the house. John Ellement, Boston.com Real Estate, "Home of the Week: For $4.3 million, an oceanside Gloucester mansion with modern flair," 22 Jan. 2020 Harbor plans to invest an average of $6,745 per unit for such upgrades as new appliances, light fixtures and flooring. Will Parker, WSJ, "Investors Aim to Avoid Rent Control in New Apartment Deals," 21 Jan. 2020 New guest rooms The 693 guest rooms and suites have new lighting and flooring and digital artwork. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "Hyatt Regency Phoenix gets a big renovation. Here's what's new inside, and what's coming," 26 Dec. 2019 Instead, Bain, her husband and their 11-year-old daughter sleep in a 120-square-foot prefab structure that is retrofitted with drywall and flooring in the backyard of her great-grandmother’s house in Menlo Park, Calif. Nitasha Tiku, Washington Post, "She was Instacart’s biggest cheerleader. Now she’s leading a worker revolt.," 10 Dec. 2019 Radon seeps in through flooring and is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, killing an estimated 21,000 Americans each year. Brad Schmidt, The Denver Post, "Denver residents find radon in their subsidized apartments – and housing authority won’t do anything about it," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of flooring

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flooring was in 1624

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14 Feb 2020

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“Flooring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flooring. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of flooring

: material used for floors


floor·​ing | \ ˈflȯr-iŋ How to pronounce flooring (audio) \

Kids Definition of flooring

2 : material for floors

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