What is a floating floor? This question is asked a lot by our clients when discussing their flooring options. Rather than the floor being glued or nailed down to the subfloor or existing floor, an interlocking system is used to creat a “floating floor.” The term “floating floor” is a description in how the floor is installed, not necessarily in the material used.
There are various factors involved in determining if a floating floor is the right application for you. The biggest being the condition of your subfloor and if the installation is happening on top of concrete. When it comes to choosing a floating floor, there are also a few things to consider: the foot traffic in the area, moisture, and conditions of the pre-existing space. Connecting with a flooring expert at this phase is a great idea. They can determine and qualify the conditions of your floor and give you the best recommendation. This will help with the longevity and aesthetics of the material.
A floating floor is a great option if you are working with a few different types of subfloors such as concrete, radiant heat, unevenness, plywood, or asbestos tile/vinyl. There are a variety of colors, styles and species available to help assist in the look you are creating. These products also offer a wide price range to fit all consumer needs! The designs have improved over the years and now offer numerous functional features including environmentally friendly and water impervious qualities.
Stop in to our showroom, located at 1264 S Grant Ave in Loveland. Our flooring experts are here to help go over any and all flooring choices you might be thinking about adding to your home!