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.

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.

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