floor·​ing | \ˈflȯr-iŋ \

Definition of flooring 

1 : floor, base

2 : material for floors

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In some areas, the flooring will be elevated roughly a foot and a half above the streets and sidewalks. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "Annapolis Boat Show will 'rise above' after flooding during last year's event," 7 July 2018 Temo now runs a flooring business and often travels for work to support the family. Lisa Maria Garza, OrlandoSentinel.com, "U.S. Rep. Darren Soto's longshot tactic aims to stall deportation of undocumented wife of Polk County Marine veteran," 28 June 2018 Work was not far to find, across a few dozen metres of parquet flooring, past orchids and butter-yellow sofas, to his study in his apartment on the Upper East Side. The Economist, "Tom Wolfe died on May 14th," 26 May 2018 Inside the apartments, there is six-inch-wide white oak plank flooring; custom white oak cabinets, Tundra Grey marble and Miele appliances in the kitchen; and bookmatched Montclair Danby marble in the master bathrooms and powder rooms. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "A New 25-Story Tower on City Hall Park," 10 May 2018 Interior design features include a white-oak floating staircase with glass railings, oak and limestone-tile flooring, designer wall coverings and smart-house technology. Robyn A. Friedman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Ocean Ridge estate in country music video listed for $24.95 million," 27 Mar. 2018 These accommodations are characterized by tatami mat flooring, low wooden tables, shoji screens, futon bedding, and yukata robes. Christina Liao, Vogue, "6 of the Most Luxurious Ryokans in Japan," 12 Jan. 2018 If your home has mostly hard flooring, such as tile or wood, look for an upright with a brush roll that can be turned off. Christina Peterson, Good Housekeeping, "How to Find the Perfect Lightweight Vacuum," 13 Apr. 2013 The owners of a popular dinner cruise ship in Virginia are being sued by a customer who says the ship's no-skid flooring worked too well. Fox News, "Cruise passenger suing over no-slip floor that caused cornhole injury," 10 July 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of flooring

2 : material for floors

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