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

Definition of flooring

1 : floor, base
2 : material for floors

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Rockwell’s compact circular saw packs 4.0 amp of power into a handheld design to cut tile, wood, sheet metal, plastics, flooring, and more—with just one hand. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "Save Big on Saw and Drill Kits With This Amazon Daily Deal," 11 June 2019 His younger brother, Ibrahim, was already in the country working for a flooring company in Florida. Kimberly Kindy, Washington Post, "He doesn’t speak English. Should that be considered in an application for disability benefits?," 10 June 2019 ImproveIt routinely installs safe and elegant walk-in tubs that feature slip-resistant flooring, ADA-compliant seating and a no-leak, low-threshold door. Stepfanie Romine, Cincinnati.com, "Remodel your bathroom — for less money, with less mess and in less time," 10 June 2019 In addition, Sporting Kansas City has made major upgrades in premium spaces throughout the stadium, including new furniture, lighting, flooring, stonework and wall graphics/art. Si.com Staff, SI.com, "Numbers Behind 2019 MLS Ambition Rankings: Western Conference Clubs," 10 June 2019 At the time, the house was plastered in asbestos shingles and 1950s vinyl flooring, with a marigold kitchen overrun by mice. New York Times, "How a 19th-Century Workman’s Cottage Became a Family Home," 10 June 2019 Quartzite flooring, African mahogany and Brazilian granite are in — as is the shape-shifting light that transforms the house during the course of the day. Tina Daunt, latimes.com, "Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 6 June 2019 The renovations include new vinyl plank flooring in the kitchen and living areas and new carpeting in the bedrooms. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen, chicagotribune.com, "Renovated Addison apartments offer special draw: one-bedrooms topping 1,000 square feet," 24 May 2018 The 55 waterfront guest rooms feature Waterworks fixtures, custom cedar shiplap walls, recycled flooring by Capri, and bedspreads by Quiet Town Home. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "7 Dreamy Memorial Day Getaway Hotels To Book Now," 13 May 2019

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First Known Use of flooring

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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