What Is Floating Flooring?

July 22, 2021

The term might sound a bit sci-fi. Why is the floor floating? What does it mean to float a floor? It’s actually more down-to-earth than you might think. Here’s what you need to know about floating flooring.

What is floating flooring?

This is a method of flooring installation that allows the laying of floor pieces without attaching them to the subfloor. The pieces are locked together like puzzle pieces, so the floor is solid and stable, but it is, in a way, floating above the subfloor, because it is not glued or nailed down.

What does it mean to float a floor?

A floating floor is made of three layers. The bottom layer is made up of the joists that provide support for the floor. The middle layer is the subflooring, which provides additional support but is not attached to the top layer. The top layer is the flooring material that you can see and walk on.

What are the advantages of floating flooring?

Traditional flooring is secured to the subfloor, which means it is firmly glued or nailed, creating a permanent attachment. This method of installation typically offers a secure floor, but it also makes changing the floors extremely difficult. Because floating floors are not attached to the subfloor, they are much easier to take up and switch out for a new floor.

This ease of replacement also makes floating floors more affordable. The reduction in labor and parts makes this flooring solution an economical choice for those wishing to install new floors on a small budget.

Floating floors can also be a great solution for areas prone to flooding issues. This style of floor is simple and affordable to replace, so it is popular for basements, bathrooms and kitchens, where water damage may ruin floors and require replacement.

What types of floating flooring are available?

Floating flooring is a versatile solution. You can find this type of flooring in vinyl, wood and laminate designs. With any of these options, the pieces click into each other to create a solid look. Laminate floating floors are a popular choice, because they can look just like real wood or tile once they are installed, but they are more affordable.

Who should I contact for floating flooring options?

For the best floating flooring solutions, contact a provider who has a proven track record of success. Look for experience and longevity in the industry. It’s also important to partner with professionals who offer name-brand products you can trust. Make sure you’re getting quality flooring and service excellence.

We are your flooring experts

All American Carpet Inc. has been delivering quality products and service since 1993. We are your trusted source for industry-leading brands like Mohawk, COREtec, Shaw and more. We offer a full line of floating floor products, so you can find a unique floor that’s perfect for your home or business. Contact one of our experienced sales associates with any questions, or visit our showroom today to see our beautiful flooring options. We look forward to helping you create a space you can be proud of and enjoy.

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