As there are alternates for every problem in today’s developing world, there is also an alternate method for your bad floor in houses, offices, or anywhere and this is nothing but “Floating floors”. It is becoming an extremely famous way for floor coverings. In this technique, some planks are fitted edge to edge to give it a single complete surface. This method is new over fixing of small planks pieces with a glue-down or nail-down method that are used for tiles or ceramic. Floating Floors are eco-friendly and very comfortable as well.

What is are floating floors?

Floating floors refer to the installation or construction of floor materials to lock the planks together on a single surface. This is such a tight bond that the floor is stable even without any attachment to the subfloor. That is why this kind of floor is termed as “floating floors”.

Floating floors can be constructed in three ways:

  1. Glue-down
  2. Nail-down
  3. Floating

Benefits of floating floors:

  1. Floating floors can be fit in your budget because it demands very less materials such as adhesive and nails.
  2. This is also very easier to replace. Due to any reason, if the floating floor gets damaged, it can be replaced and repaired easily.
  3. Doesn’t require professionals for installation. A floating floor can be easily constructed by DIY or even you can do it with little effort.
  4. It saves your cost and time which is the main concern of most people.
  5. Floating floors provide you comfort. You can feel its flexibility while walking.
  6. It is very eco-friendly because it uses wood varieties of flexible materials. 

Types of Floating Floors available

Engineering Wood: This is specially installed using multiple layers of wood with a final solid wood. This is available in a floating “click-lock” option and also nail-down.

Laminate: This type of floating floor is durable and it comes in wood and tiles look. Laminates use a tongue-and-groove “click-lock” system instead of adhesives and nails.

Luxury Vinyl: This type of floating floor is available in two forms: Luxury vinyl planks (LVP) and Luxury vinyl tile (LVT). Like engineered woods and laminate planks it also uses the tongue-and-groove or “click-lock” method.

How are Floating floors different from Non-Floating Floors?

If you don’t know anything about floating floors then it can be difficult for you to decide which type of floor is better for your house. The following difference between floating and non-floating floors will help you to know more about it.

So basically, the Floating floors are not meant to be attached to the subfloor. Only the edges are fixed together with its neighboring planks. Floating planks are not glued and nailed to the base floor.

Whereas, the Non-floating floors require nailing down and gluing with the subfloor. Without being attached to the subfloor, this king of the floor will not have any structure. Example of non-floating floors is tiles floor and hardwood floors. 

Which is the most durable type of Floating Floors option for home?

Vinyl and Laminate are the most durable type of Floating floors. If durability is your concern and priority, then go with Vinyl floating floors.

If you are unsatisfied with your floors and want to give them a new and attractive look with both quality and comfort, then you should go for the coverings of floors. Although there are varieties of materials included in Floating Floors such as Engineered wood, laminate, Luxury Vinyl, etc., you can go for anything based on your choice and requirements. Floors play an important role in the interior of your houses, offices, restaurants and anywhere, so make it look good and it will make you feel good in return.

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