Flooring and floor covering refer to the substrate (underlayment, concrete, etc.) and coverings such as tile, vinyl covering, and carpet. It does not refer to loose or unfixed covering, like an area rug. The following are clarifications on design related to flooring and floor covering:
- Unfinished concrete floors that are not painted or polished in rooms such as basements or mechanical rooms are acceptable.
- Unfinished concrete floors that are not painted or polished in living areas or areas regularly used by residents in the common areas or units are not acceptable.
- Unfinished floors are acceptable in a garage, storage room, maintenance room, utility room, or other room not intended for resident access.
|Def#||Deficiency||Severity||Repair Due||HCV Rating|
|1||10% or more of the floor substrate area is exposed in any room||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|
|2||Subfloor is bowing, buckling, bulging, sagging, or misaligned within any room||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|
|2||Any wood rot, sloping, or deflection in flooring||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|
|2||Floor component(s) is not functionally adequate||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|