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Floors are the surfaces of your rooms where you walk. Floors are commonly made from a variety of materials, including hardwood, bamboo, natural stone and tile. Most floors are build with a sub-flooring for support that is covered by the decorative surface. Carpet can be installed over a sub-floor or directly on top of hardwood.
Inspecting a floor can give hints of underlying damage or problems. A dramatically-sloping floor can indicate foundation issues. A water-stained floor is likely evidence of past or current water leakage. Insect damage, such as a termite infestation, can also be evident by inspecting the floor. Some floors have installation issues, such as loose boards or lose tiles, which can pose a safety hazard.