Floors and flooring describes the materials and production methods and criteria which are used in the construction of these major elements of buildings. A more specific purpose is to draw the attention of readers to the features of floors and flooring which ensure good performance, and to the things that go wrong so that they can be avoided. Drawing from BRE experience, this book provides the building professional with a checklist of points of concern, and where to obtain further information and advice. Particular effort has been given to providing the reader with visual illustrations where they will enhance points made in the text: over 200 photographs and 170 drawings of floors and floor construction details; also case studies, feature panels and checklists. A surveyor's inspection list appears at the end of each of the chapters on floor types and coverings. Includes extensive references and further reading and a detailed index.