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What are Floating Floors?
http://www.global-b2b-network.comIt is easy when you start researching a DIY project to get hit with a lot of "industry jargon".  But with a little research, you can overcome the lingo of the specialists and still learn to do the project yourself.  When it comes to replacing the flooring in one of your rooms or putting in a new flooring, the term "floating floor" comes up from time to time.  You know that the image of your floor floating on a puddle of water is probably not correct.  The good news is that when you know what a floating floor is, that makes taking on laying your own floor as a DIY project even easier.

How Does a Floor "Float" Anyway?

If you watched a floating floor installation in action, one thing would stand out as very different.  You would not hear the sound of hammers or staple guns securing the flooring to the concrete slab underneath.  Floating floors fit together usually with a tongue and groove system similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle.  But they are not secured to the flooring beneath the new floor.  The floating floor "floats" above the sub flooring with no more to hold it there but gravity and the weight of the flooring itself.

Floating floors have taken off in popularity lately for lots of solid reasons.  They are a good design innovation because there is plenty of evidence to show that floating floors are safe, well installed and will provide you with years of excellent service.  As laminate floors have become more popular, so has the knowledge of what a floating laminate floor is  and why this approach to flooring design has a lot to offer.

DYI Comes to Life

Before the floating design came along, it was possible to lay down your own flooring.  But it was a big undertaking.  The breakthrough of the floating flooring design is that it fully enables you to install your laminate or any kind of floating flooring materials with ease yourself and many times in the space of an afternoon.  The obvious value of taking over the installation process is the cost savings.  No longer is it required that you employ an expensive flooring installation specialist.  With a little reading and some basic tools, you can take the floating flooring and put down a beautiful and long lasting floor yourself or as a family project.

There will be a pride that you will get when you can lay your floor down without any more work than to fit the sections together.  There is no glues to mess with that come with that nasty glue odor.  There are no nails or staples to worry about.  You just fit the floating flooring together and put it in place and you are done.

Savings, Savings, Savings

The savings of being able to install your own floating floor are a compelling reason to look into this approach to interior design.  In addition to the labor savings and the savings of the cost of glue and nails, you don't have to take up the previous flooring or even smooth it out to lay a perfect floating laminate floor over the old flooring.  If the previous flooring is cracked or there are remnants of the old tile there, that is no problem.  Because the new flooring doesn’t adhere inch by inch to the old, you literally "bury" those old problems, never to be seen again.

Floating floors last just as long or longer than floors that are attached to the sub floor.  In fact, by taking glue or nails out of the picture, the floor you put down is uncompromised so shifts in the foundation or the normal wear and tear of daily use will not erode at the nail points like they do with a conventional floor installation.  The floating floor is quieter because the flooring does not squeak the way nails are prone to do when they are used to secure a hardwood floor.

Above all, you do not compromise quality when you select a floating floor design.  Your floor will stay beautiful with ordinary cleaning and care year in and year out.  But if you do decide to change out that flooring again, that is no problem. It is easy to take up a floating floor because it isn't secured in place.  You can even take it out and move it to a new home if you want to.  The savings, the ease of installation, the high quality and the long life of floating floors are some of the reasons that this new design in flooring has become such a success.  They are good reasons also for you to look into floating flooring for the next flooring project you have in mind for your home.

 

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