hard-surface

hard-surface

[′härd ¦sər·fəs]
(civil engineering)
To treat a ground surface in order to prevent muddiness.
(metallurgy)
References in classic literature ?
There was not even a hard-surface road in the thirteen United States until 1794; nor even a postage stamp until 1847, the year in which Alexander Graham Bell was born.
Vinyl flooring is expected to continue to be the leader in the hard-surface category through 2009, despite losing significant share to laminate flooring and ceramic tile.
Applications: Floor finishes and polishes, Hard-surface cleaners
Developed by Lees Carpets as an alternative to hard-surface flooring, NeoFloor[TM] combines the advantages of carpet with the ease of maintenance of hard surfaces.
In the Denver metropolitan area, tree cover increased from 4 to 6 percent, while hard-surface coverage increased from 30 to 39 percent.
The hard-surface floor business, incorporating tile, stone and terrazzo, is a complicate says, but he and his partner have had to be flexible to turn their small, local tile business large exporter of stone and tile products.
Together, HSS and Bio-IS will provide hospitals the Bio-Intervention Disinfection Service, a 21stcentury solution to the challenge of hard-surface disinfection.
Chicago meets the challenges of healthcare facilities that require the practicality, durability, and maintenance characteristics of hard-surface floorcoverings, but prefer the warmth and comfort of textile floorcoverings.
The non-residential segment is the leading market for hard-surface flooring, accounting for 50 percent of demand in 2002 and increasing to almost 52 percent by 2007.
Developed as an alternative to hard-surface flooring, NeoFloor combines the advantages of carpet with the ease of maintenance of hard surfaces.
NEW YORK-Shaw Industries and Mohawk have both made major investments in hard-surface flooring, but unlike other industry trends, this may be a hard act to follow.
In the United States, VANTOCIL(TM) is registered for formulating hard-surface sanitizers and disinfectants, but not yet for specific use against Norovirus.