Floor

A floor is the walking surface of a room or vehicle. Floors vary from simple dirt in a cave to many-layered surfaces using modern technology. Floors may be stone, wood, bamboo, metal, or any other material that can hold a person's weight.

The levels of a building are often referred to as floors although a more proper term is storey.

Floors typically consist of a subfloor for support and a floor covering used to give a good walking surface. In modern buildings the subfloor often has electrical wiring, plumbing, and other services built in. Because floors meet many needs, some essential to safety, floors are built to strict building codes in the first world.

Read more about Floor:  Special Floor Structures, Floor Covering, Subfloor Construction, Issues With Floors, Floor Cleaning

Famous quotes containing the word floor:

    “Trams and dusty trees.
    Highbury bore me. Richmond and Kew
    Undid me. By Richmond I raised my knees
    Supine on the floor of a narrow canoe.”
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    Before she has her floor swept
    Or her dishes done.
    Any day you’ll find her
    A-sunning in the sun!
    Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)