The floors are important structures which elevate us from the ground. The ground
floors keep us separated from the wet earth, they can be suspended or ground bearing.
Ground floors require damp proof separation layers to prevent rising water entering
the building. Ground floors require special thermal insulation to prevent heat loss.
Floors at other levels require insulation for sound and fire rating requirements.
Nowadays it is common to provide under floor heating pipes, which allow the walls
to be free of radiators. The finishes to the floors are an important aesthetic choice
and can show a value to the architectural outcome, as we all normally look beneath
our feet to where we walk.