Flooring |ˈflôriNG| noun
the boards or other material of which a floor is made.
Floor |flôr| noun
1 the lower surface of a room, on which one may walk: the showroom floor.
ORIGIN Old English flōr, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vloer and German Flur.
Commercial |kəˈmərSHəl| (abbr.: comm.) adjective
1 concerned with or engaged in commerce: a commercial agreement.
2 making or intended to make a profit: commercial products.
• having profit, rather than artistic or other value, as a primary aim: their work is too commercial.
Industrial |inˈdəstrēəl| adjective
of, relating to, or characterized by industry: a small industrial town.
• designed or suitable for use in industry: industrial carpeting.
ORIGIN late 15th cent.: from industry + -al; in later use influenced by French industriel.
Carpet |ˈkärpit| noun
a floor or stair covering made from thick woven fabric, typically shaped to fit a particular room: the house has wall-to-wall carpets throughout | the floor was covered with carpet.
verb (carpets, carpeting, carpeted) [with obj.]
1 cover (a floor or stairs) with a carpet: the stairs were carpeted in a lovely shade of red.
ORIGIN Middle English (denoting a thick fabric used as a cover for a table or bed): from Old French carpite or medieval Latin carpita, from obsolete Italian carpita ‘woolen bedspread,’ based on Latin carpere ‘pluck, pull to pieces.’
Tile |tīl| noun
• a thin square slab of glazed ceramic, cork, linoleum, or other material for covering floors, walls, or other surfaces.
verb [with obj.] (usu. be tiled)
cover (something) with tiles: the lobby was tiled in blue.
ORIGIN Old English tigele, from Latin tegula, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘cover.’
Vinyl |ˈvīnl| noun
1 synthetic resin or plastic consisting of polyvinyl chloride or a related polymer, used esp. for flooring and other covering materials : light-reflecting vinyls can be hung in the usual way.
ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: from Latin vinum ‘wine’ + -yl.