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What is a Floating Floor?

A floating floor is a floor which is placed above another flooring without directly securing it to that floor (i.e. no nails and no glue). Instead, the floating floor is held down or secured around the edges of the room.  A floating floor is often used over an existing floor or on top of concrete. Floating indicates the way in which the floor is installed, not the material which is installed.

Various materials can be installed as a floating floor. We’ve listed some below.

Laminate floors 
These contain clips which interlock and are installed as a floating floor.

Engineered Hardwoods 
Hardwoods can be installed 3 ways: nail down, glue down and floated . Some hardwoods are specially made to click into place just like a laminate does.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring 
Vinyl flooring can be installed as a glue down system or via interlocking.

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