A floor that is not glued down to the subfloor is termed as a floating floor. There are several benefits of having a floating floor instead of a secured floor. You can fix the floating floor over the top of another flooring material like linoleum or concrete.
This will help you to cut down the amount of time spent on its installation. Another great advantage of using a ‘floating floor’ (which is also known as ‘plancher flottant’ in the French language) is that you can reduce the number of squeaks and creaks that your floor develops timely.
When loose nails are rubbing against the wood, squeaks will be generated. By removing the flooring nails you are removing the source of the squeaks. Floating floors are always easier to install instead of secured floors.
Installing a floating floor starts by creating a level surface. This process may include rub-down the existing floor or removing the carpet. Next, you will need to put down a vapor shield, if you are installing the floating floor over a cement subfloor.
After your underlayment has been taped down you will want to start installing your floating floor. Installing a floor using the floating method is easier than the traditional method for installing hardwood, which often requires professional installers.