You can apply floor finishes in a variety of ways. Most methods are based on the thickness of the finish material. For example, a thin finish such as carpet might be applied with the Split Face and Paint tools, whereas a thicker finish such as mortar-set stone tile might be a separate floor type.
One of the easiest ways to divide a floor surface for thin finishes is using the Split Face and Paint tools. This method will require a floor to be modeled and an appropriate material defined with at least a surface pattern. Note that you can only schedule finishes applied with the Paint tool through Material Takeoff schedules. Let's explore this method with a quick exercise.