A floating floor encompasses a few different types of flooring options on the market today. They first came on the market less than ten years ago. They have gained popularity ever since and are among the most commonly used flooring options today.
A floor that is not physically attached to the subfloor or framing of the house through mechanical or chemical means is called a floating floor. It is essentially just sitting on the subfloor attached to nothing but itself.
These floors either click together with a tongue and groove style system or they have very strong adhesive strips tying each individual piece to one another.
The first and most common type is the laminate floor. A laminate floor was the first type of flooring on the market which was not permanently attached to the subfloor. This was a new concept at the time it was introduced. You can learn more about laminate flooring here.
The next type of this style to hit the world is the engineered hardwood flooring. This is also referred to as a floating wood floor. An engineered hardwood floor consists of two basic layers. Continue Reading