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Floors are the walking surfaces of your home. These can be made of a variety of materials, including wood, bamboo, ceramic tile, carpet or stone. Some basement floors in older homes still have dirt floors.
Looking closely at a floor can tell a home inspector quite a bit about the state of the home. If the floor has stains or warped floor boards, it could indicate a water problem. If the floor slants considerably, there may be a problem with the home's foundation or support beams. Deteriorating boards or cracked ceramic tiles can also pose a safety hazard. Many floors also house heating and cooling vents. A thorough inspector will check to see that the vents are operational and the duct system is delivering sufficient warm or cool air from the furnace or air conditioning system.