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subfloor

[′səb‚flȯr]
(building construction)
The rough floor which rests on the floor joists and on which the finished floor is laid. Also known as blind floor; counterfloor.

Subfloor

Structural floor that supports the finish floor, such as a concrete floor or rough wood floor.

subfloor, blind floor, counterfloor

A rough floor, laid on joists, which serves as a base for the finished floor; is used as a working platform during construction, may act as a structural diaphragm to resist lateral stresses.
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Professional dance floors typically involve a sprung subfloor that protects the body from injuries.
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Concrete subfloors must be at least six weeks old, dry and free of powder and flaking.
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based SelecTech Flooring Products, has a proprietary interlocking edge and a flexible, resilient, waterproof base allowing it to be flee-laid directly over problem subfloors with high moisture content, cracks, or irregular surfaces, as well as over most types of existing flooring--including asbestos tile, wood, concrete, VCT, and carpet tile.