Wood floor: glued-down or floating?

The wood floor can be installed mainly in two ways: glued-down o floating.

Glued-down

It is the most common solution, it can be installed on new floor slabs, on old tiles and even with underfloor heating.

You must first apply a layer of glue and then install the flooring, the adherence is almost immediate (depending on the type of glue), you’ll can walk over it the very next day.

In the case of existing tiles it is necessary to scratch them first (I prefer this technique to using acid) in order to make their surface porous and clean enough for the glued installation.

Floating

It’s a less used solution. You must first extend a subfloor (a polyethylene foam laminated sheet with a high density polyethylene film) and then place the new wooden floor over it, taking care of pasting only the joints (to give more stability). No other measures are needed in case of both, new or old floor.

Which solution is best?

The answers is, as almost always, it depends. If you have underfloor heating you are forced to choose a glued installation, otherwise the floating installation allows you to return the floor to its initial state without damaging the existing tiles.

The main defect (but it’s subjective) for floating foor is that the floor is slightly more noisy when walked on. The main advantage is that, if you’ll move house you can always remove it and take it with you.

How to change our pavement in just one day

If you have a couple of days off and you want to renew the look of your house, know that you can do it.
There is a “light” renovation work that allows, with little expense and labor, to change almost the entire look of our homes.
Changing the floor means to give a new look and also new suggestions to us and our future guests, and to do it the secret word is “laminate”.
Laminate wood is a composite material mainly artificial, in short, is composed of two main parts: the first is the support that can be made in MDF (Medium-density fibreboard (Medium density fiber board) or HDF (High-density fiber board). The second part is more superficial and the image of wood, stone (or more) it is reproduced on it.

The laminate that I mostly use is an imitation of wood,
Its slats are 19x120x0,8 cm size, they intertwine with just one click, as if they were buttons, it’s cheap and easy to install.

Placing it is easy


Preparing

The initial procedure includes the placement of a sheath of polyethylene foam as a protection from cold and moisture that can come from the substrate.

Beginning

This kind of installation is called “floating” this means that all prefinished elements are stuck to each other by means of a male / female joint, thus simplifying the laying operations.

Installing

No more discomfort caused by the installation of traditional wooden floors!
Plank after plank you’ll see how a new attractive and durable surfacecoming to life.

And here’s your floor!

Your new floor is complete with all accessories you may need to decorate the room, and you’ll find them coordinated by essence and color range: stairs, baseboards and corners that can complete your decor.

Enjoy your new floor!

Your new floor comes to life right before your eyes: elegant and strong, so fast that it leaves you amazed. A new floor that can be enjoyed immediately, without any boring waits.

Now that we know how to change our floor in a day, it is necessary to understand which kind of laminate to choose.

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