Floor FAQs:


Q: Is floor the bottom surface of a room or vehicle?

A: Yes.

Q: Are floors inset below the top surface level of surrounding flooring's joists and such subfloors and a normal height joist are joined to make a plywood box both molding and containing at least two inches of concrete?

A: Yes, Alternatively, only a slightly inset floor topped by a fibrous mesh and concrete building composite floor cladding is used for smaller high quality tile floors—these 'concrete' subfloors have a good thermal match with ceramic tiles and so are popular with builders constructing kitchen, laundry and especially both common and high end bathrooms and any other room where large expanses of well supported ceramic tile will be used as a finished floor.

Q: Are floors provided for the new home buyer to select their own preferred floor coverings usually a wall to wall carpet?

A: Yes, or one piece vinyl floor covering.

Q: Are floors built to strict building codes in some regions?

A: Yes.

Q: Is floor laid upon another floor then both may be referred to as subfloors?

A: Yes.

Q: Are floors usually so massive they do not have this problem?

A: Yes, but they are also much more expensive to construct and must meet more stringent building requirements due to their weight.

Q: Are floors generally made from at least two layers of moisture resistant plywood or composite sheeting?

A: Yes, and jointly also termed Underlayments on floor joists of 2x8, 2x10, or 2x12's spaced generally on 16-inch centers, in the United States and Canada.

Q: Are floors available?

A: Yes, and both kinds of systems can also be used in wood floors as well.

Q: Are floors uncommon in northern latitudes where freezing provides significant structural problems?

A: Yes, and except in heated interior spaces such as basements or for outdoor unheated structures such as a gazebo or shed where unitary temperatures are not creating pockets of troublesome meltwaters.

Q: Are floors also treated to protect or beautify the surface?

A: Yes.

Q: Is floor over the basement or crawlspace?

A: Yes, and utilities may instead be run under the joists, making the installation less expensive.

Q: Are floors prepared for pouring by grading the site?

A: Yes, and which usually also involves removing topsoil and other organic materials well away from the slab site.