floor·​ing | \ ˈflȯr-iŋ \

Definition of flooring

1 : floor, base
2 : material for floors

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Over the years, he’s acquired quite the inventory, including pine flooring, barn wood, galvanized tin and shiplap. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "There's more than just shiplap to salvage around the Midwest. Here's where to find some treasures," 1 June 2018 The lush velvet fabrics and geometric designs present in the some of the flooring, paired with chic, minimalist furniture—including some Nordic classics by Fritz Hansen and Flos—aimed to make both international and Swedish guests feel at home. Sarah Hucal, Curbed, "At revamped 1920s hotel, Scandi cool meets Japanese craft," 28 Sep. 2018 Work inside is underway; so far, five layers of flooring have been removed, including two of carpet and one of asphalt several inches thick that was applied over the original wooden floor, apparently to level it, Araiza said. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Restaurant shuffle in Bay View: Riviera Maya moving, Sabor Tropical will take its spot," 2 July 2018 But the primary reason to visit this UNESCO World Heritage site is its 37,000 plus square feet of extraordinary mosaic flooring. Alice Short, latimes.com, "Avoiding pain and finding only pleasure in Sicily," 27 May 2018 Meanwhile, parquet flooring and geometric paneling infuse the retreat with a throughly modern spirit. Allie Weiss, ELLE Decor, "5 Midcentury-Modern Landmarks You Need to See in the Midwest," 6 Dec. 2018 The floor covering like carpeting, tile, or plank flooring is installed over the subfloor. Brett Martin, House Beautiful, "See The Definitions Of Common Renovation Terms," 26 Dec. 2018 The result: 750 planned zero-ready homes ranging in size from 1,100 to 2,500 square feet, with high-performance features like heated flooring. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Why Your Next Home Might Not Need Any Energy at All," 22 Dec. 2018 Despite adding new systems and fixtures, original details include crown moldings, antique fireplace mantels, and wide plank flooring. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Picture-perfect 1880 estate on 60 acres asks $3.9M," 20 Dec. 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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