sub·​floor | \ˈsəb-ˌflȯr \

Definition of subfloor 

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

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The claw-foot tub fell through the subfloor and was saved and painted black. Marni Elyse Katz,, "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 To make things worse, many of the homes built near urban industrial zones are older ones, often built without improvements like insulation and fireproofing that might block noise, or subfloors that can help isolate its vibrations. Kate Wagner, The Atlantic, "City Noise Might Be Making You Sick," 20 Feb. 2018 According to a Spirit Awards rep, event organizers are preparing by installing a subfloor for the arrivals carpet as well as clear walls to let in natural light. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hollywood Insiders Brace for Wet, Chilly Oscar Weekend," 1 Mar. 2018 The subfloor assembly of this shed is very similar to how a deck is built, except a plywood floor is put down instead of decking. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How to Build a Deck," 8 Feb. 2018 Make sure the subfloor and underlayment are level and sound. The Pecks,, "Installing a stone floor to get 2018 off on the right foot: The Pecks," 31 Dec. 2017 If the room is carpeted, remove the old carpeting and padding to expose the plywood subfloor. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Install a Hardwood Floor," 20 Apr. 2017

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1838, in the meaning defined above

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