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Floating Floors

Do you want to know more about floating floors?

Floating floors generally click or snap together and float above the sub-floor instead of being nailed or glued into place. Floating wood floors make an excellent choice over Radiant heat,concrete, linoleum, hard to remove or correct surfaces.

All floating floors will expand and contract responding to the humidity/moisture levels in the home. Allow this normal  movement by ensuring the recommended expansion gap per product. Also for rooms over 26' in length floating floor manufactures recommend a center expansion because once all the boards are clicked together the flooring can be very heavy. This center expansion allows the heavy weight of the total floor additional center movement relief if needed, preventing possible center buckling of the floor.

Adding more expansion around the wall of larger rooms helps. The best advice is to follow manufactures recommendations for center expansion with 'T' type moldings. Often this can be employed at doorways or at the start of a hallway.

Some hardwood floors work well over radiant heat such as Floating and Engineered. For solid wood always shop for stability. Ask your sales person about this. Be sure to follow the radiant heat manufacturers guidelines.

Not all species of wood are good candidates for an installation over radiant heating. When possible, choose a species that is known for its stability.

Floating Floor is a great option because the floorboards are locked together at the joints of each board and not nailed or adhered to the subfloor.

Floating Floors

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