Floating floor layers Melbourne - Flaoting floor professionals Melbourne CBD

Our Floating floor layers Melbourne are second to none. ‘Floating floor’ actually describes the process of installing the flooring product, not the product itself. A floating floor does not attach to the subfloor beneath. Individual boards or planks are attached to one another. The benefits of a floating floor include easier and inexpensive installation, engineered durability and the flexibility to endure expansion and contraction caused by environmental conditions.

Floating floor installation process

  • Timber floor layers inspect the sub floor-:Our Melbourne timber floor layers will check your sub-floor to determine the level of preparation needed to install new floating floor. The sub-floor has a very important role in the final output of the new flooring installation. Preparation of a subfloor is absolutely crucial in obtaining a stunning, even and stable timber or laminate floor as well as retaining manufactures warranty on all flooring products. Flooring installed on substandard sub-floors will void manufactures warranty.Our timber floor layers Melbourne will advise you on the spot about the level of sub-floor preparation needed and the rough cost involved. You will be advised in advance all the costs of your new floating floor project. There are no hidden costs. Our timber floor layers Melbourne will advise you on the spot about the level of sub-floor preparation needed and the rough cost involved. You will be advised in advance all the costs of your new floating floor project. There are no hidden costs.
  • Subfloor levelling-:According to Australian and Manufacture’s standards our timber floor layers in Melbourne will prepare sub-floor to be suitable for installation of your new floating floor. Laminate and Timber Floating Floor can be installed over any hard, stable and even surfers including Tiles and Vinyl. Any uneven parts of concrete sub-floors may need to be grind off or filled with special fast-drying levelling compound for concrete. Timber or particleboard sub-floors may need to be sanded back with the help of a floor sander or plainer, or any void filled with special fast-drying levelling compound for timber products. By experience we are aware that a very few floor layers on the Melbourne offer customers sub-floor levelling without subcontracting this process to a third party. Completing all stages of floating floor installation by our timber layers, will save you money as well as guarantees job well done.
  • Old floor covers removal-:We can put out existing floor coverings like carpet, vinyl or tiles. If there is a difference in levels in some areas after the removal, we can make them all the same level by filling them, or install transition trims between different levels, whichever you prefer. Our timber layers will explain to you all possible options before we start.
  • Direction of installation and expansion joints-: We will advise you and consult with you in regard to laying direction and any possible expansion joints needed. Laying direction plays a significant part in the visual effect of your new floor. Expansion joints are sometimes necessary depending on the size of the area, layout of the room, flooring type used, length of boards, width of boards, sources of light. Our flooring technician will advise you about the possible expansion joints needed in advance before installation.
  • Timber doorjambs-: Our timber floor layers undercut all timber doorjambs and architraves so we can insert flooring underneath during installation for a professional finish.
  • Skirting boards-: We can remove and reposition your existing skirting boards, or supply and install new once, or leave them in place and supply Scotia (quad beading) for a nice and neat completion on the perimeter of your new floor – according to your wishes. Our timber flooring technician will advise you on the best solution for your floor.
  • Finishing touches-: We will vacuum your new floor. Your new floating floor is ready to walk on immediately after installation.

More information about floating floor installation

Floating floor installation - Pros & Cons

It’s important to consider floating floor pros and cons before installing new flooring. Because floating floors are intended to last for an extended period, you want to make the right choice for a given application. Engineered flooring, made with a variety of timber species, is popular because it’s easy to install and less expensive than a traditional solid floor. However, it has some distinct disadvantages that you may want to weigh before taking the plunge.

Floating floor installation Pros

The main advantages of floating floors are price, ease of installation, and flexibility. Compared to old-style installations, it’s both cost effective and easier to install floating floors because they require less labour and are often possible to install without professional assistance. Individuals with basic do-it-yourself skills can typically install a floating floor in a simple room successfully, or they can hire a handyperson to help with the installation.

A huge range of species and patterns is available, and because this flooring can be installed over a variety of substrates, it’s highly flexible.Besides, the installation tends to be less expensive and it’s eco-friendly to boot, because it uses less wood. Some companies specifically seek out certified eco-friendly components including recycled materials as well. In addition, a floating floor installation will give your floors room to expand and contract with increases and decreases in humidity

Floating floor installation cons

When you walk on floating floors you may notice some flexibility and bounce. This is usual because of the air cushion, and can actually make the floor more comfortable for people with leg and back problems. However, it also represents a serious con, because that same flexibility contributes to faster floor wear. In environments where the temperature shifts frequently or moisture levels are high, floating flooring is not the best choice because it can develop warping, pitting, and mold. Another disadvantage is the fact that floating flooring cannot be sanded. It is designed with a sealed finish. Once the flooring starts to wear, it cannot be refinished; it needs to be replaced.Furthermore, the flooring requires a special moisture barrier underlayment to protect it from humidity, which can sometimes add to the cost of installation; when you’re pricing out floating flooring, remember to include the cost of the moisture barrier.