What does the word flooring mean?

Usage examples for flooring

  1. I was standing on the beam which supported the light flooring of the hay- loft; beneath was the threshing- floor; above me the great rafters of the barn, and around one of these I had fastened a rope, the other terminus of which was knotted about my neck. – The Blunders of a Bashful Man by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  2. It is used for flooring, furniture, boat building, for the wooden parts of machinery and tools, and for making shoe- pegs and shoe lasts. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  3. The hard- beaten ground is the only flooring of the hut, and the roof is simply of bark. – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles