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sub·floor·ing

 (sŭb′flôr′ĭng) or sub·floor (-flôr′)
n.
A rough floor over which a finished floor, flooring material, or carpet is laid.
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subfloor

(ˈsʌbˌflɔː)
n
(Building) a rough floor that forms a base for a finished floor
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The nine-story project, known as The Cast Iron House, consists of 13 luxury condominium units, including two penthouse units, as well as retail space on the ground floor and subfloor of the historic structure.
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Mold cleanup can be relatively simple if it is confined to a small area, However, if the area affected by mold is 10 feet or larger, and/or a home's drywall, studs, and subfloor are contaminated, a professional contractor is your best option--he or she can take steps to contain the mold as it is removed, thus avoiding the spread of mold spores.
Professional dance floors typically involve a sprung subfloor that protects the body from injuries.
However, adhesives are sometimes used to supplement traditional subfloor fasteners in an effort to improve the floor vibration performance, but they are mainly used to reduce or eliminate homebuilder "callbacks" due to floor squeaks.
Underlayment prevents the floor from clicking on the subfloor as you walk across it and makes it feel a bit softer.
We are thinking of raising the floor to be even with the kitchen, having insulation sprayed in, installing a subfloor and hardwood floor, and putting in high-efficiency baseboard heat.
Responding to a report of a possible burglary, police in Lake County, Ohio, searched a residence, found evidence of forced entry and then pried out 22-yearold James Blankenship, who was hiding in a subfloor crawl space.
"We've been successful at fundraising, and with lots of volunteers we have completed a new roof, re-pointing of brick on the outside, painting of the outside, re-doing windows and doors, re-plastering of the inside, subfloor and plumbing," Riley said in an email.
CHALLENGING TASK The hardwood flooring work started with preparing the subfloor, which proved to be one of the most difficult parts of the job.