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This article describes the types & properties of non-resilient flooring used in buildings. These include bamboo, brick, carpeting, ceramic tile, concrete, slate, stone, laminate flooring, engineered wood & many other wood floor products. We provide a definition of non-resilient floor covering and compare it with the definition of resilient floors, followed by a list & photos of types of non-resilient floor materials along with their properties. Links are included to articles with more details about the choice, installation, troubleshooting or repair of each of these flooring types. Our page top photo shows a beautiful marble floor installed in the Vassar College library, Poughkeepsie, NY.
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Non-resilient floor coverings used in buildings that can assist in determining the age of a structure include bamboo, brick, concrete, stone, slate, and a wide variety of wood products.
Definition of non-resilient flooring:
"Non-resilient" flooring is defined as hard surfaced flooring material such as stone, brick, slate, or ceramic tile.
Definition of resilient flooring
"Resilient flooring" is defined as materials softer than the non-resilient materials we just listed (stone, slate, brick, ceramic tile), and includes organic types of flooring: asphalt based floor tiles, cork floor tiles, cork floor planks, linoleum sheet flooring (antique & modern), plastic floor tiles, rubber floor tiles, vinyl-asbestos floor tiles. See Asphalt & Vinyl Floor Tile History - history, dates, and description of the production process and ingredients in asphalt floor tiles, asphalt-asbestos floor tiles, & vinyl-asbestos floor tiles.
Non-resilient floor coverings used in buildings that can assist in determining the age of a structure include bamboo, brick, concrete, stone, and a wide variety of wood products.
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