What are floating wood floors

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  • Anna Anna on Dec 27, 2017
    This term usually applies to laminate floors . They hook together and are not glued to the floor. Thus they have a little room to "float" meaning they can expand or shrink with the weather.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 27, 2017
    Laminate or vinyl planking installed over existing flooring

  • Ifixstuff Ifixstuff on Dec 27, 2017
    These types of floors are not attached to the sub-flooring or the side walls but are actually just the boards/tiles attached to each other with a snap on or tongue and groove method to form one large floor that basically "floats" above the sub-flooring. Allowing the product to acclimate to the room temperature before installing, using the proper cushioning material underneath, and providing adequate wall spacing is important to allow for sound isulation and expansion and contraction of the material in different times of the year. The wall space is usually hidden with a quarter round side molding that is attached to the wall floor molding and NOT the flooring.

  • Brenda Brenda on Dec 27, 2017
    They are floors that snap into place without glue or nails. I have been told they shift around a lot.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Dec 27, 2017
    The term "floating" refers to the fact that they are not attached to the floor surface below... either by gluing or nailing... they can expand and contract according to the humidity at any given time of year.