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floor

 

A floor is the thing that you stand on when you are inside of a building. There are many different kinds of floors.

  • A hardwood floor is made of wood. Hardwood floors are popular in living rooms and dining rooms.
hardwood floor
  • Linoleum and ceramic floors are popular choices for kitchens and bathrooms.
linoleum
  • Carpeted floors are found in living rooms and bedrooms. This room has wall-to-wall carpeting on the floor.
carpet
  • Most garage and basement floors are made of concrete.
concrete floor\

The word "floor" is also used when referring to a level or a story of a building:

  • I once lived on the third floor of this apartment building.
apartment building
  • This building has eight floors. The ground floor is the first floor. The eighth floor is the top floor.
top floor
  • Elevators are useful in moving from one floor to the other.
  • Which floor would you like to go to?
elevator
  • A staircase is also used when moving from one floor to another.
staircase

 

You can also use the word "floor" to describe the bottom layer of a natural location:

  • There are many interesting sea creatures found near the ocean floor.
ocean floor
  • The floor of a forest might not get much sunlight. This forest floor is covered with moss.
forest floor

Some expressions use the word "floor."

  • Most young people start on the ground floor when they join a company. From the ground floor, they work their way up the ladder. (To work one's way up the ladder is to move into better positions.)
  • A sales floor is an area inside a store or a showroom where a salesperson sells things.
  • During a meeting, a person who has the floor is the person who is speaking.

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Date of publication: September 9, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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