First floor

In the U.K., Ireland, and South Africa, the first floor of a building is the floor above the ground-level floor. One walks up one flight of stairs to get there. In the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, the first floor is the ground-level floor. One doesn’t have to walk up stairs to get there. The floor above the ground-level floor is the second floor.

1 thought on “First floor”

  1. Mathematical logic- First floor/ground level = 0
    One floor up = +1
    One floor down = -1


    Descriptive terms like basement, mezzanine, floor 4, sub-basement, all rubbish!


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