Floating Floors

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Floating Floors in Cairns

Floating floors refers to flooring that can be installed directly over the subfloor, or sometimes over existing flooring including vinyl, timber or carpet. Most floating floors are made from laminate and can be locked together with an easy to install tongue and groove system. This makes them easier to install than other methods because no gluing or nailing is needed. This is where the concept of the floor being “floated” comes from. Traditional Tiles & Flooring offers a range of floating floors from which you can choose so you can quickly and easily update your home with less installation time and a lower installation cost than if you had to have the lower layer of flooring removed in advance.

More and more people are choosing to install floating floors for a number of reasons. Laminate flooring in particular for instance, is highly durable and extremely low maintenance. It doesn’t succumb to scratches and similar wear and tear damage in the same way that wood can. It also has a softer feel underfoot when compared to tiles or timber. Laminate is made from four layers: the outer layer that handles all the wear, the pattern layer, the core (which is usually made from fibreboard or processed wood) and a fourth layer to give it balance and rigidity. These multiple layers combined with the high pressure in which they are pressed together gives floating laminate floors durability that lasts for years.

The primary benefit of floating floors over traditional laminate flooring is the ease with which it can be installed. It doesn’t require nails or glue and it also requires much less time, skill and effort to install when compared to other types of flooring. The installation is also much faster since it can be installed over the top of almost any type of flooring or subfloor, including plywood, concrete and in some cases, carpeting. Although it is softer to walk over, laminate floating floors have the same rugged feel as hardwoods. With floating floors, if there is ever any damage, you can also usually remove a small or large portion of the flooring for replacement with new planks.

Living Room With Floating Floors — Traditional Tiles in Cairns, QLD

There Is A Type Of Floating Floor For Every Environment

When it comes to choosing a new floor, homeowners have more options than ever before. One popular type of flooring is floating flooring. As the name suggests, floating floors are not attached to the subfloor, making them ideal for rooms that experience high levels of moisture or temperature fluctuations.

Laminate and engineered floors are two types of floating flooring that are relatively easy to install and are available in a wide range of colours and styles. Timber floors are another option for homeowners who want the look of real wood without the high price tag. Hybrid floors, which are made from a combination of materials, offer the best of both worlds and can be customised to suit any environment.

No matter what type of flooring you choose, floating floors are an excellent option for any home.

What To Consider When Choosing A Floating Floor

When choosing a floating floor, there are several things to keep in mind. The first is the thickness of the flooring. Thicker floors will be more durable and resistant to indentations, but they will also be more expensive. The second is the installation method.

Some floating floors can be installed using a click-and-lock system, while others require glue or nails. The third is the material. Floating floors can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, laminate, and vinyl. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to choose one that will meet your needs.

Lastly, make sure to consider the warranty when choosing a floating floor. Some manufacturers offer longer warranties than others, so it’s important to read the fine print before making your purchase. By keeping these things in mind, you can be sure to choose the best floating floor for your home.

A Floating Floor — Traditional Tiles in Cairns, QLD
Close-up Of A Floating Floor — Traditional Tiles in Cairns, QLD

Cleaning Floating Floors, Are They Waterproof?

Floating floors are one of the most popular types of flooring on the market today. They are easy to install and maintain, and they come in a variety of styles and materials. But one of the most common questions about floating floors is whether they are waterproof.

The answer is yes and no. Floating floors are made with a core layer that is designed to be resistant to moisture. However, the surface of the floor is not impervious to water, so it is important to clean up spills promptly and avoid standing water on the surface.

In addition, it is important to seal the edges of the floor where it meets the wall to create a barrier against moisture. With proper care, a floating floor can provide years of beauty and durability.

Traditional Tiles & Flooring Can Help You Choose The Best Floating Floor For Your Home

When it comes to choosing a new floor, there are many things to take into account. What type of material do you want? How much foot traffic will the floor be subject to? And, of course, budget is always a consideration.

For many homeowners, floating floors offer the perfect combination of beauty and durability. And, when installed correctly, floating floors can last for many years. At Traditional Tiles & Flooring, we have a wide selection of floating floor options to choose from. We can help you select the best option for your home, and our expert installers will ensure that your new floor looks great and lasts for years to come.

Contact us today to learn more about our floating floors and installation services.

Modern Small Room With Floating Floor — Traditional Tiles in Cairns, QLD

If you are interested in having floating floors installed in your home, get in touch with our team today. We are experts in all things flooring and we have the skills needed to not only install flooring but to also help you choose the right options for your home. We will take the time to speak with you about your project, including determining where your new flooring will go, the level of traffic in the space and your personal style to help you decide which options are right for you. We can also help you assess the existing floor or flooring to determine if the flooring can be floated there. For instance, in many cases you cannot install a floating floor over carpet.

Visit our showroom or call for details today!