First and foremost, you must ensure that the type of flooring you have bought is appropriate for a floating construction, if you have got solid wood then it is not suitable for floating.
Solid wood is vulnerable to a significant amount of expansion, by either nailing or gluing on, these types of the floor must be directly bonded to the subfloor. You can have a peek at these guys to know more about floating floors.
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The only wood floor forms that can be floating are those engineered, this flooring is created by bonding a wood veneer, also referred to as a 'stave' to multi-layer plywood. This provides a multi-dimensional arrangement, making it very stable and thus ideal for floating installation.
You must also ensure that your flooring is appropriate for this form of construction, that your subfloor is suitable and ready for your flooring to be approved.
Timber, concrete, or screed or a combination of the three will be your subfloor for a floating floor, you have to make sure that your subfloor is even and smooth, i.e. no discrepancies greater than plus or minus 2 mm over 1.5 m.
If the subfloor requires leveling, a number of approaches may be used to achieve this. If you have floorboards that are cupped and crowned, i.e. convex or concave, so you can use 3mm ply or hardboard to 'ply over' these.
The only types of wood floors that can be floated are those that are engineered, this flooring is made by bonding a veneer of wood, often called a 'stave' to multi-layer plywood. This creates a multi-directional structure, which makes it very stable, and therefore suitable for floating installation.