The selection of a correct floor is vital to any residential property or commercial establishment. While timber floors are wildly popular, timber floors have a unique attraction of their own. Although a floating floor can sometimes look exactly like timber flooring, they are quite different. Floating floors are made up of thin slices of timber or vinyl and are not nailed to the substrate beneath them, unlike regular timber floorboards. This is the most notable difference between floating floors and the others, hence the term ‘floating’.
If you are interested in installing floating floors in your property, Queensland Parquetry and Cork Floors (QPCF) are one of the leading suppliers and installers of in Brisbane. The advantage that this product has over others is that they can be fixed over concrete and other types of existing floors. On a commercial front, floating floor boards are installed in recording studios, movie halls and home theatres, as they can do wonders in minimising noise and vibration.
Timber floorboards are sometimes referred to as sprung floor boards and they are also used in dance studios and sports arenas such as basketball courts and indoor soccer courts. The reason is because this product are softer underfoot and can minimise the risk of injuries to the dancers and the athletes who use this kind of floor.
Traditionally, floating floor boards were made from bent and woven wooden structures which were responsible for the springy quality that these floors possess. Today, the most common material for floating floors is vinyl, cork or even glass fibre and felt. They have a high aesthetic appeal which makes it a preferred option for many who want to show off their refined taste in quality .
In case you are thinking about a installation but are afraid that it might be too complicated, the process of installing, is relatively simple. But the caveat is that some important precautions must first be taken.
Firstly, the surface over which these floors are to be installed should be clean and dry. Floating floors should also not be used in areas like the kitchen and bathroom where there is a high probability of them getting wet. When installing , the sides should also be kept clear — the gap can be closed with skirtings. This ensures the easy dismantling of the floor later.
If you interested in our products, call QPCF today for more information and they will gladly answer all your queries and give you advice on the correct type for your specific needs.