How do you install a floating timber floor?
The installation process for floating timber floors is simple, cost and time-effective, which is why they’re so popular for residential renovation projects in particular.
To install a floating wood floor, you don’t need glue, nails or any other adhesives. Simply lay the boards in place over your existing floor. The subfloor must be clean, solid, dry and flat, which means you should remove any carpeting from the space in which you intend to install the floating floor. Laminate, concrete and tiles may not necessarily need to be removed before installation, depending upon their condition.
Allow an expansion gap around the perimeter for contraction after installation, allowing the entire floor to float as a whole. Your supplier will provide instructions as to what gap is ideal or required for your chosen product.
How does a floating timber floor stay in place?
Floating timber floorboards are manufactured with a click-lock mechanism. When installed, this mechanism provides a secure and tight fit, keeping the floorboards in place. Because an allowance is made for eventual expansion and contraction during installation, the entire floor adjusts as a whole, avoiding gaps or warping in your timber floor.