The floors of 1970s houses often lack insulation, and may be affected by borer, splitting or other damage.

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Suspended floors

1970s houses typically had particle board flooring finished with carpet, vinyl or tiles. But T&G timber was also used. Read more.

Concrete slab floors

See foundations and subfloors for details of foundations, concrete floor slabs, and subfloor framing.

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Common problems and remedies

Original floors may remain in good condition, but should be checked for borer, rot, moisture damage or other signs of deterioration.

Houses of this era will generally lack underfloor insulation.

Also see foundations and subfloors.