What is a Floating Floor?
The term ‘floating floor’ actually describes the method of installing the flooring product, not the product itself. A floating floor does not attach to the subfloor beneath. Individual planks or boards are attached to one another. The benefits of a floating floor include easier and cheaper installation, engineered durability and the flexibility to endure expansion and contraction caused by environmental conditions.
Find inspiration with our hybrid floating floor range
Find inspiration with our laminate floating floor range
Find inspiration with our timber floating floor range
What are the different colours and styles of floating floors?
At Carpet Court you can choose a floating floor made from Timber, Hybrid, Laminate, Vinyl or Bamboo. A ‘Hybrid’ floor is one where new technology combines the visual beauty of timber with the combined attributes of laminate and vinyl to produce a robust, waterproof, timber-look floor.
Each of these beautiful floating floor styles is available in an extensive range of colours and designs to complement your home’s interior design style and colour palette. Once you have decided which floating floor product suits your lifestyle and budget, choose the design and colour you like the most. For example, if you have decided on timber, there are several different timber finishes available with a variety of characteristics evident in the flow of the woodgrain and the degree of texture and knots.
Within each design you then have a significant choice of colours, from rich, dark charcoals, through to warm reds like Sydney Blue Gum and pale beauties such as Tasmanian Oak.
How do you lay floating floors?
Floating floors are relatively simple to lay, making them suitable for a DIY project. Alternatively, the experienced layers at Carpet Court can have your new floating floor expertly laid in no time at all. Individual boards or planks are either glued to one another or slotted together in a click-lock system.
Can you lay floating floors straight on concrete?
Floating floors can be laid on concrete, but the technique is important. There can be issues with different types of floating floor products when laid over concrete. Concrete is a porous substance, so moisture can pass through it. Many floating floors don’t respond well to moisture so they may require a moisture barrier to be laid first.
It is best to obtain advice from Carpet Court’s expert staff if you intend to install a floating floor straight on concrete.
What is vinyl plank floating floors?
Vinyl plank floating floors are designed for family homes. They are a modern, durable product which is scratch resistant, able to withstand moisture and easy to maintain. Carpet Court’s ‘Home Sweet Home’ vinyl plank range looks like real timber for a fraction of the cost. It has the visual effect of vinyl planks in a variety of lengths, widths and thicknesses, and is laid by sticking into place?
How do you clean floating wood floors?
Floating wood floors are easily swept with a soft broom or vacuumed using a hardwood floor attachment so as not to scratch the surface. Sweeping or vacuuming will remove everyday dirt, dust and debris and keep your floors looking beautiful.
Liquid spills should be promptly wiped up with a dry cloth and cleaned in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Following the care instructions provided with your floating wood floor will ensure a lifetime of optimum performance.
What areas of your house would floating floors suit?
Floating floors can be laid throughout your house and suit any room from a formal lounge to a children’s playroom.
While some floating floor products are not suitable for laying in wet areas, others like the Multilayer Hybrid Aqua-Tuf product is 100% waterproof and can be installed in wet areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and laundries.
Floating floors are durable, stylish and suitable for high traffic areas of the home. They can bring either a classic, timeless beauty or a sleek, modern vibe to your home depending on the design and colour you choose and the décor into which they are incorporated. The addition of rugs softens and insulates living rooms and hallways and helps to minimise noise in bedrooms.