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Let's discuss flooring. We should all make our best attempt at helping one another with the issue of flooring. There are various types of flooring. Some are: carpets, rugs, ceramic tile, hardwood, laminate, vinyl and linoleum. Any one care to edit this?
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Flooring V Floor coveringEdit
I see carpet, ceramic tiles etc as floor coverings. They would be nothing without the underlying flooring, i.e. timber boards, concrete, rammed earth etc. We are back to the old different names used in different regions, I am speaking as a builder with a UK and Australian background. billbeee 18:58, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
Marble / GraniteEdit
There should be an entry on Marble and Granite as floorings. Many upmarket houses in India use Marble or Granite as flooring.
Possibly remove article?Edit
The subject of Flooring is already dealt with in Floor covering and all that really remains is a definition of 'Flooring'. I think Flooring should probably be redirected to Floor and a bit put under Floor covering. Dmcq 14:48, 18 September 2007 (UTC)
- The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.
The result was merge into Floor. -- Dmcq (talk) 22:45, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
All three of floor floor covering, and flooring have a list mostly of the same items in them. Category:Flooring looks reasonable but includes some things that technically aren't flooring but subfloors, and it doesn't include carpets which are a floor covering. The Floor covering article is better developed and could be developed into something with a theme. Unfortunately flooring doesn't sound like floor covering as one sounds permanent and the other temporary or portable.
- Flooring should be merged into and redirected to Floor covering.
- Category:Flooring should be changed into Category:Floor.
- The list of floor coverings/flooring should be removed from Floor
I had started this note thinking I was going to change my mind on what to keep, but I've only changed it in minor details. Dmcq (talk) 21:55, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
- How about making both Flooring and Floor Covering subheadings under Floor? Flooring and Floor Covering would also redirect to Floor. In my experience Floor is a generic term which can subsume many different structural and finish issues. Flooring usually refers to hard-surfaced finishes that are permanently installed. Floor covering more often refers to rugs, carpets, or other soft-surfaced finishes, particularly when they are movable. Maybe I'm saying the same thing you are.Newell Post (talk) 02:51, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
Please see User:Dmcq/Floor for my attempt at sticking it all tgether, what do you think? Dmcq (talk) 22:47, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
Plus I think the category Flooring should be Floors in line wth the categories Ceilings and Walls which have articles Ceiling and Wall. Dmcq (talk) 15:05, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Reversed the mergeEdit
Well I've reversed the merge as I think the material is in a fit state for a separate article and there are many references to flooring and not floor. I think this will allow space for the two articles to go their own ways, floor perhaps to be more an overview and talk about standards and engineering whereas flooring is more consumer oriented. Dmcq (talk) 17:17, 19 July 2009 (UTC)