subfloor

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Etymology[edit]

sub- +‎ floor

Noun[edit]

subfloor (plural subfloors)

  1. (construction) The floor structure supporting and underlying the visible flooring or other finishing surface such as a carpet
    • 2007 May 6, Tracie Rozhon, “The Good Bones Were Still There, Hidden Under the Additions”, in New York Times[1]:
      The original floor was still there: wide boards, laid tongue-in-groove, not the inferior subfloor they had predicted.

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