The Advantages of Floating Floor
September 23rd, 2010
Question: I am currently thinking of using hardwood floors into my home, but my friend said that it?s impossible. You see, I am currently using ceramic floors, and getting them off my floor will cost a lot for me. It means paying someone to do it, and then paying another who will install the hardwood floors for me. I don?t think I will ever have such money for this. Do you have any suggestions? Or should I just wait for the time when I can possibly remove my ceramic floors?
Answer: When you?re going to think of it, it?s really impossible to install your hardwood floors directly into the ceramic floors. Both of them just don?t mix. However, you can try one cool strategy, which I have been suggesting to home owners who like to make use of hardwood floors over their tiles or ceramics. This is called floating hardwood floors.
Floating hardwood floors are just floor planks that have been glued together?but they are not attached directly to the subfloor. They can be placed over vinyl, tiles, and ceramics.
It?s very easy for you to spot floating hardwood floors. They may look like engineered or laminated hardwoods, except that they normally have a tongue and groove, so they will be more convenient to be joined together. They can also be made of plywood and have veneer finish, which serves as the top layer.
There is another option for your floating hardwood, which doesn?t make use of any glue. Rather, the planks can be clicked together once you start to install them.
The benefits that you can get from floating floors don?t only stop with the easy installation. Floating hardwood floors can be refinished as many times as you want, so you can always make your floor look brand-new at all times. What?s more, they function like any kind of hardwood. They are highly durable, and if you just know how to take care of them properly, even your floating floor can last for almost 100 years.
There are plenty of places where you can find floating hardwood floors. You can start at your own home depots. You can also opt for the World Wide Web. There are a lot of online stores right now that are currently selling floating hardwood floors, with different finishes to choose from.
Despite these advantages, though, there are some things that you have to remember at all times. First of all, I discourage you to buy cheap floating hardwood floors, because as you know, they are not made of excellent quality. You?ll not be getting the real worth of your money, since they can get damaged easily, and they won?t last for a very long time.
Moreover, if you?re shopping online, make sure that you?re dealing with a well-trusted floor supplier. You will know it by doing an extensive research. You can look for reviews or testimonials in the World Wide Web. You can also drop them a call or an e-mail inquiring as much as you can about the types of floating hardwoods that you wish to buy.