Sneak Peek on Laminate Flooring and Floating Floors

Are you also interested in having floating floors in your homes? Then you must know what the concept of floating flooring is before making a decision. Here, you can read everything in detail about these floors and their types like laminate flooring, etc. Many people ask what the difference between laminate flooring and floating flooring is? However, one should know that laminate flooring is the type of floating flooring, so the point of checking the difference between them is almost void.

As the word says, Floating floors are those kinds of floors which float above the original flooring of the homes. It is not attached to the floor below with any adhesive or nails but secured on the edges of the walls of the rooms. Let’s tell you a secret; these floors are the method of installing various kinds of flooring at homes or any other places.


Floating Floors
Floating Floors

Being old school, we all feel that the flooring floating above the real will not be as strong as the ones attached to the core flooring. However, the companies say that the flooring is as strong as it can be and will not leave you stuck in a hole. There are three main reasons which support this statement, and they are:

  • The method of securing the flooring on the edges is strong as it includes a solid adhesive. It is a known fact that laminate boards can stick together by the right use of adhesives.
  • Even though a single plank of this flooring is quite light in weight, but together they are pretty strong and weigh more than hundred pounds on a collective basis.
  • Don’t feel that there is air moving between the two floors rather below this flooring there is a layer of either foam or some other material to offer the friction it requires.

As per Wikipedia, “Laminate flooring (also called floating wood tile in the United States) is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process. Laminate flooring simulates wood (or sometimes stone) with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer.” This definition itself says that laminate flooring is a type of the floating floors.

Below are some pros and cons of floating floors:

Floating Floors
Adjustment of Floating Floors
  • Adjustments: These floorings have few advantages up their sleeves, and one of them is their nature to adjust. These floors can quickly either contract or expand as per the humidity level of the room, so the chances of breaking due to insufficient place are impossible. 
  • Lack of materials:  There is good and bad in everything, in the case of flooring there are some disadvantages as well. One of the most well-known disadvantages of these flooring is that this one is a bit thinner than other kinds of flooring due to the lack of material used for floating or laminate flooring.
  • Easy to use: This flooring is by far the easiest one to install at the places. If you want to go the DIY route, then you can install it by yourself too. You don’t need any specialized skills to handle the process of installing these floors.

Since the flooring covers a large area of your home, so your choice should always be looking good based on your rooms and location.
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