I don’t know about you, but for me one of the best ways to add warmth and refinement to a living space is with a wooden floor. Its organic beauty, cosy colour and rich shine can make any room look and feel more inviting. And you get to enjoy all of this for years to come, as wood floors, both engineered and solid, are exceptionally durable if you take good care of them. The only thing that might deter you from getting hardwood floors is that they can be an expensive investment.
But as do-it-yourself flooring installations begin to grow in popularity, wood floors are becoming a more affordable opportunity. With the development of a new design using engineered wood that has a simpler technique of installation, anyone can receive the beauty of hardwood flooring for less, provided they are ready to invest some time and effort in installing it themselves. This revolutionary design is called floating flooring and is so easy to install that anyone can do it. If you know how to finish a simple puzzle, I’m sure you can too!
To understand floating flooring better, think about how you build a jigsaw puzzle. Jigsaw pieces connect to each other and not the table. And the way they do so is by interlocking. Now imagine that floor boards are jigsaw pieces. See where I’m going with this? The term floating hints that the flooring is in no way connected to the sub-floor which means there’s no glue, no nails and no mess involved. The individual boards lock together easily without the need of any specialized tools or equipment. Instead of hiring a professional, you can do this easy floating flooring installation by yourself and save a lot of money in return.
I’m certain this explanation has made you worried about one thing: Won’t a floating floor move under you?. No manufacturer in their right mind would construct a floor that’s wobbly. Floating floors are designed to always stay in place. Bellow the boards of the floating floor, there’s an underlayment made from foam or cork. The friction that appears between the boards and the underlayment prevents any movement. The underlayment is a thin material that will in no way raise the floor higher than it’s supposed to be.
Finally, it’s important to stress out that the floating floor boards are made out of engineered wood which has a top layer of genuine solid wood and a bottom layer of plywood. This means that floating floors can be easily refinished and sanded over to freshen up their texture and give them a new glowing look. Engineered wood is also available in a variety of colours and patterns, making it suitable for any interior design.