subfloor

noun
sub·​floor | \ ˈsəb-ˌflȯr How to pronounce subfloor (audio) \

Definition of subfloor

: a rough floor laid as a base for a finished floor

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Prep the Subfloor Prepare the subfloor for the underlayment by tapping down any nailheads that may be protruding from the surface. Joesph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "8 Tips for Installing Laminate Flooring," 26 Jan. 2017 There'll also be a green energy unit costing $60,000 (but way to go, being eco-friendly!), fireplaces, staircases, and a floating floor, which just means material that's not nailed to the subfloor underneath. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Renovations Have Started on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's New Home, and It's Going to Get Pricey," 13 Jan. 2019 Gut a Room Remove everything from a room, including the wall covering, until all that's left are the framing, subfloor, and what's inside the walls. Brett Martin, House Beautiful, "See The Definitions Of Common Renovation Terms," 26 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 There's no need to staple or tape the underlayment to the subfloor. Joesph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "8 Tips for Installing Laminate Flooring," 26 Jan. 2017 The claw-foot tub fell through the subfloor and was saved and painted black. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, "Once a sea captain’s cottage, this Cotuit fixer-upper brings on the charm," 15 June 2018 Depending on what the study finds, the opera house's foundation could be mobilized to raise the money for a new subfloor and carpeting, which could be installed within the year. Karen Caffarini, Post-Tribune, "Now closed, Star Plaza Theater's seats find new homes," 9 Feb. 2018 The squeak is most likely coming from the subfloor. David Agrell, Popular Mechanics, "5 Quick Home Fixes to Make Your Mom's Day," 10 May 2013

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1838, in the meaning defined above

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