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All About Floating Floors

When researching new flooring you may come across the term ‘floating floors.’  This term can be a bit misleading as the floors are quite secure; floating floors simply means the flooring is not glued or nailed down to the subfloor. So, in a sense, the flooring is simply floating on top of whatever may be underneath. Here at the Poulin Design Center we’ve got the details on floating floors!

The great thing about floating floors is that your new flooring installation process is going to be quick and easy! Floating floors require less installation time because they can be installed directly over old flooring or directly onto concrete in a basement, for example.  Floating floors work wonderfully well in bedrooms, attics, and basements alike!

Laminate is a great example of a floating floor.  This versatile flooring option often mimics the appearance of hardwood flooring or stone flooring.  Hardwood flooring can also be installed as a floating floor.  It’s best to ask a flooring professional what would be best for your particular home and situation.

So why should you consider floating floors in your home?  For one thing, if you know you are going to want to replace or change your flooring in the near future, you’ll save yourself a headache by simply installing floating floors. You’ll be able to quickly switch up your flooring, which is great if you’re planning on repurposing a room later on.  Additionally, if your home is prone to creaks and sounds, then floating floors may be a great option.  Because floating floors are not adhered directly to the subfloor you’ll hear less creaks when walking on the floor.

Still have questions about floating floors and want to see if they’re right for you?  Call the experts at the Poulin Design Center and we can help you find the perfect flooring for your Albuquerque home!

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