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Flooring properties

Definition of Density

The density of a flooring material refers to the amount of material present in a given area. It’s measured in pounds per square foot (psf) or kilograms per square foot (kg/m2).

Higher density materials are more resistant to wear and tear, warping, and deformation than lower density materials.

Example of Density in a Sentence

“The density of a flooring material determines where it’s installed. For instance, high-density materials are suitable for high-traffic areas and low-density materials for low-traffic areas.”


  • Thickness
  • Denseness
  • Compactness 

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