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

Examples of subfloor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The installation cost increases significantly if self-leveling concrete needs to be used to fix low spots in the concrete or if the subfloor needs to be replaced. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 May 2022 Expect to pay between $1,000 and $1,500 for materials and labor to pour concrete to level the subfloor. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 May 2022 Some planks have interlocking edges, while others, including yours, are designed to be glued directly to a subfloor. Washington Post, 17 Jan. 2022 Inside, the stairs need a banister, a spot only has a subfloor, an area is missing drywall and a bathroom is unfinished. oregonlive, 24 Dec. 2021 Both vinyl options can be cost-effective if the subfloor is in good condition. Jan Soults Walker, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Dec. 2021 The hardwood floors were professionally installed, but to cut down on labor costs, Jeff ripped up the old vinyl and crumbling subfloor himself. Sarah Halverson, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Nov. 2021 Founded by Nick Stoppello and Pat Churchman, Flashpoint Building Systems developed a patented process that laser engraves building information and plans directly onto the subfloor sheathing. Jennifer Castenson, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 Shells known as cowries became a dominant currency in the slave trade (an example was found in the subfloor of the slave house at Monticello). BostonGlobe.com, 26 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of subfloor

1838, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jun 2022

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“Subfloor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subfloor. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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