Floating Timber Floors
Engineered Hardwood floating timber floors combine the qualities of real hardwood timber with a creative construction delivering a stable floor and making installation easy over many surfaces.
Floating timber floors can be laid onto any hard level surface such as concrete, chipboard, tiles or existing timber flooring.
What is great about Floating timber floors is that they are really built no differently than other engineered wood floors differing only when it comes to installation. Most floating floors can also be stapled or direct glued down over a wood or concrete subfloor.
At Ideas flooring you can find different styles of Floating timber Floors:
When it comes to appearance you can find hundreds of styles and colours available to match any homes décor other than colours you can also pick from a variety of wood species, both domestic and exotic.
The best engineered floating floors will have anywhere from 3-7 plywood like layers of thin sheets of wood, which are then cross layered and glued over each previous layer.
Benefits of Floating Timber Floors
The decorative timber surface, with a multi cross layered substrate gives them strength and dimensional stability.
Floating engineered boards very strong and incredibly stable due to the fact that they are less prone to expansion and contraction making the ideal for summer homes where the heat is turned lower during the off season when no one is there. They are also beneficial in areas of the country with more drastic humidity changes. The reason behind this is that once the boards are connected, they become a single unit and when expansion and contraction happens, it happens as a whole minimizing gapping that you would see in a traditional installation. This quality makes floating timber floors a great addition to any Australian home where weather conditions may affect your floors.
Another major benefit of this type of flooring is the ease with which a single board can be replaced should damage occur. If a board gets damaged later on, the flooring can be un-clicked back to where the damaged board is and easily removed and a new board inserted.
Up to 75% less face timber is used than in solid floors, resulting in a very environmentally friendly finish. Floating floors are ideal for areas where height is a restriction.
At Ideas Floorig you can find a wide range of engineered flooring types that can be installed as floating timber floors allowing you to enjoy your new floor quickly and for longer.