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What Are Floating Floors?



Floors are the foundation of your home. They can add value to your home and help it sell, but they also provide comfort and convenience. Floors play an important role in terms of aesthetics, too. The type of flooring you choose for your home will depend on what you want from it: Do you want something simple or fancy? Do you want something that's designed to last or something temporary? A floating floor is one option when it comes to choosing how best to decorate the space below your feet—but what exactly does "floating" mean? And how does this kind of flooring differ from other types like glued-down ones? In this guide, we'll take a closer look at what floating floors are all about before comparing them against each other as well as some other common options!


The Basics


When it comes to wood flooring, the first thing you should know is that they’re not all created equal. Floating floors are a type of engineered flooring that's installed over underlayment and then adhered to a subfloor with glue, nails, or staples (this is called a floating installation). In other words: They aren't attached directly to the subfloor like laminate or hardwood floors would be. This allows for more flexibility in installation and makes the floor much easier to move around on if you decide to rearrange your room down the line—no lifting required!


Floating floors can be installed over concrete or plywood subfloors.


Floating floor vs. nail down flooring


Floating floors offer many advantages over nail-down flooring. They're more durable and can last longer, they're easier to install, and they cost less than nail-down floors.

Floating floors are typically made from plywood or engineered wood (MDF). They've been processed into a sheet that will lay flat and won't expand or contract under different environmental conditions. In contrast, nail-down flooring is made from solid wood planks that have been cut into strips for easy installation. Nail-down flooring can warp due to changes in moisture levels or temperature fluctuations if not installed properly.


Floating floors can be a great option for you if you're looking for something that's easy to install and maintain. They're also a good choice if your home has uneven subfloors or other unique features that make it difficult or impossible to nail down traditional hardwood floors.


Do you have questions about floating flooring for your home? Reach out to our expert team at Norman's in Stuttgart!

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