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March 24, 2022

Are all Floating Floors the same? The short answer to this question is no! Some people refer to all flooring that is not glued down as “floating floors”. Many assume

When it comes to timber flooring – always compare apples with apples

Are all Floating Floors the same?

The short answer to this question is no!

Some people refer to all flooring that is not glued down as “floating floors”. Many assume floating floors are all laminate and never timber. PFC installs both timber and laminate using the floating installation process.

Timber “floating floors”

To stop any confusion many in the flooring industry refer to timber floating floors as Engineered timber floors. These can be installed as a floating floor.

Again not all engineered floors are made to equal standards. Customers come to our showroom and ask about the cost of an “average floor”? We pride ourselves on being better than average, therefore we use better than average products.

Q. Are all Brands of Floating floors the same?
A.
 No, like anything else you purchase, there can be big differences in quality.

We recommend that an engineered floor has a minimum of 3mm wear layer (the thickness of the solid timber top).

floating floors

Most of our floors have a 4mm or 6mm wear layer.

These floors can be sanded & polished 2 to 3 times with a light buff and top coats as many times as needed.

Engineered timber floors can last up to a lifetime. Like all timber floors, they do require care and maintenance

Benefits of a floating engineered timber floor available at Parquetry Flooring Company
Consider these things when comparing prices or quotes

Laminate “floating floors”

Let’s discuss Laminate

Laminate very simply is a picture of timber that is stuck to a sub-board. Companies use various techniques and sometimes you can pick the pattern or the repeat.

Not all Laminate is alike either, however, the Laminate flooring that we supply and install is a type of floating floor. We supply and install a range called OakLeaf wide plank Laminate. If you look at Oakleaf Laminate it is very hard to find the pattern, making it appear more like the timber it is representing.

It is “floated” – meaning without glue and requires a minimum of a 2mm acoustic underlay.

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