A floor is the bottom surface of a room or vehicle. Floors vary from simple dirt in a cave to many-layered surfaces made with modern technology. Floors may be stone, wood, bamboo, metal or any other material that can support the expected load.
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. As floors must meet many needs, some essential to safety, floors are built to strict building codes in some regions.

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    Installing floor tiles under kitchen units

    I'm getting large floor tiles install in the kitchen with existing kitchen units. However, getting different comments from companies over the difficulty of installing the tiles under the existing kitchen units. It's not a problem where there are kitchen cabinet legs and a plinth hiding it as...
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    Tiles not bonded to floor properly

    We are having some issues with our newly laid tiles. Within several weeks of being laid, we noticed some hollow and 'popping' sounds on the tiles in high traffic areas and the grout started to crack. We are getting conflicting answers about what the issue could be from our contractor. Can you...
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    Would a floor laser work on a ship?

    Hi all, im wondering if a floor laser would work on a ship as it is not looking for level its just point to point and is following the ship’s movement?
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    Oscano Graphite Matt Stone effect Ceramic Wall & floor tile

    Hi, this is a long shot, but does anyone happen to have any Oscano Graphite Matt Stone effect Ceramic Wall & floor tiles? They appear to have been discontinued by B&Q Thanks
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    I Have Spare Tiles Domino Monsaraz Castanho mix and decor floor tiles

    I have 141 Domino Monsaraz Castanho floor tiles unused as new - rectangle (32.5 16.5 cms) x 67; large square (32.5 x 32.5 cms) x 32; small square plain (16.5 x 16.5 cms) x 37; and small square decorative (16.5 x 16.5 cms) x 5 Total 8.1 sqm These are made in Portugal and are terracotta...
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    Water UFH large floor area with 1200 x 230 porcelain tiles

    ADVICE WOULD BE APPRECIATED. The room is 10M x 4 M and has a new 50mm liquid screed over wet UFH. I intend to use Durabase C++ decoupling mat and Kerakoll Biogel adhesive. As the tiles are wood effect (Topps Kanza) I intend laying the tiles along the length of the room with staggered joints so...
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    Karndean - prepping the floor

    Hi folks, I will be tiling a bathroom floor with Karndean next week - any recommendations on the subfloor? Thanks in advance.
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    Crunchy tiles on concrete floor (first floor

    Hello We live in a townhouse built 2007. Both the floors are concrete. The first floor kitchen tiles have suddenly started sounding crunchy. It's been very cold, is that causing it in some way? Is it something to do with whatever was used to bond them to the concrete in the first place? Is there...
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    Chipped Floor Tile - Best Way to Fix

    Hi all I have some chips on my kitchen floor tiles. What is the best method to fix them please? Thanks in advice. Jim
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    Durabase matting over Hardie 6mm floor

    Hi, Would you use Durabase matting over Hardie 6mm floor? Im not 100% happy with the ply floor so am going to use 6mm Hardie backer 1200 x 600 mm. Its advised to go in a brick-bond staggered to reduce chance of cracking, but Im kind of thinking that there a loads more joins now than I had with...
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    Tile removal in the center of a floor?

    Does anyone have a DIY link or suggestions for removing just a single central tile from a kitchen floor? Here's my situation: - Prior homeowner either built the countertop around the dishwasher, or the floor after it was installed. Either way I cannot remove it as-is, nor fit the new one in...
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    Adhesive What adhesive would you recommend?

    Hello, I've got to lay 45 X 45cm tiles (1cm thick) on a suspended floor with 22mm chipboard overlaid with 18mm ply (and treated with sbr) What would be best adhesive for the job? Thanks
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    Kitchens floor slope

    Hi all it’s My first post here newbie alert lol I’m fitting my kitchen and the floor is slanting towards the gas meter by roughy 10mm iv self levelled the area on the meter wall already but it’s not come up enough using 2 bags I am going to lay either tile or vinyl click and would like some help...
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    Floor preparation too low

    Hi Everyone, My tiling job has come to a standstill, please help. The concrete floor was suppose to be raised to match the rest of the ground floor. We tried to raise it by mixing concrete. Sadly it's about 30-40mm too low: we are 50mm from the ffl and so we need to account for the tile and...
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    Electric UFH Dot and dabbed floor tiles

    I have recently moved into a house with both underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathroom. 3 or 4 of the kitchen floor tiles have cracked and i am fairly convinced they have been installed using the dot and dab method as i can hear a hollow sound in places. I wonder if there is a product out...
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    Upstairs ensuite floor... which solution?

    Hello, I've started refurbishing my ensuite and I'm a bit overwhelmed by the number of options available for floor preparation. Have done a lot of googling and not found any threads on here which completely address the situation I have, so any advice would be really appreciated! The floor was...
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    Preparation Removal of stubborn oil stain on concrete floor before tiling

    Hiya, I am in the process of preparing a concrete floor in my mum's house for tiling, and have found that cooking oil which was spilled on the carpet years ago has gone right through, leaving some stubborn stains. I have already tried Sugar soap/detergent Mix of sawdust and white spirit...
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    Adhesive Nightmare floor - caberfloor - cracking tiles - best adhesive/solution

    We had our kitchen floor tiled in large plank-style porcelain tiles (90cm x 15cm) about 2 years ago. The tiler tiled them onto caberboard and there is also an underfloor heating mat under there too. Since then we’ve had grout popping and tiles cracking left, right and centre. In total about 5...
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    Preparation Primer for tiling over sound/solid floor tiles

    Hi, I'm wanting to tile over kitchen floor tiles, tiles are soundly stuck down. Main issue is they're smooth and shiny. Cannot be arsed to grind them. What's the best primer before laying over them. Thanks in advance
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    Floor tiling fundamentals

    What are the fundamentals you yourselves use when setting out floors of any size? More specifically what is the process of finding your lines to work off of? I know this is a bit question and I appreciate any feedback, just looking for a few pointers and hopefully improve 👍
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