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Floor surfaces can be decorated or enhanced for mobility by covering them with specific materials designed for this purpose. Materials that can be used for covering floors include tiles, wood, carpet, stones, and more materials and these covers can come in different styles, patterns colors, texture, and design.

To cover entire floors, carpets made from materials like nylon, wool, polyester or other materials can be used placed from one end of the wall to the other and they can be applied with additional materials for padding to make them more comfortable and reduce noise made during movement on the floor. Rugs are used to cover spaces on the floor unlike the entire surface covering for carpets. Underlying a carpet with twisted fibers produces a twisted type of carpet designed to cover surfaces not frequently walked on. Floors that are frequently walked on are best covered by looped carpets which are easily cleaned.

Wood is also used to cover floors and the common forms of wood used for this are plank wood forms and parquet forms. Durable surfaces can be made by using hardwood trees to make them while softwood trees are used to make less durable floor covers. A durable covering for a floor can be made from bamboo material which is readily available and conserves the environment due to the quick growth of bamboo and their availability. Another type of floor covering that is environmentally friendly due to the fact that it is not made from fallen trees is the cork flooring and it is made from removing the bark of oak trees and processing it to make the floor covering. Laminate floors are made by laminating plywood with a plastic covering but to make water and noise control better, additional material has to be used as an underlying cover.

Hard flooring involves the use of hard materials like concrete, tiles, stones, glass, ceramic tiles, porcelain, and natural stone products, for example, marble, slate and other materials to cover the floor. Floating tile flooring which includes products like porcelain and ceramic tiles can be used and it does not require mortar or adhesive elements for this making it faster to lay down, reusable and cheaper to install.

Elastic floors for specific functions such as athletics and dancing are made using manufactured products which are elastic like rubber and linoleum sheet vinyl. Water or moisture conditions influence the type of material used to cover a floor and thus choose specific material to use based on where it will be used to cover. The durability of a flooring material should be considered and can be estimated by how many people who use the room, what a room is used for and other factors. The price of a material can also influence which one to choose but it is also important to compare prices for the same material from different dealers for fair deals

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