Floating hardwood floor is quite identical to engineered hardwood flooring; it “floats”, indeed, on the additional floor. It is installed with the help of the the snap and lock technique. These planks are attached to each other like a puzzle. The technique of floating hardwood floors production has two forms: sliced cut veneer and rotary cut veneer. In the first method the layer is sliced as common timber, that demonstrates finer graining; this method is not cheap, but the result – the look of natural wood graining – is worth it. And the second way is when the hardwood is peeled from the log using lathes. This method demostrates a wilder graining to the flooring.
This flooring is exceedingly solid and strong, because its structure consists of 7 layers of wood. It is a perfect material for areas where climate changes occur as it can enlarge and shrink. This type of flooring is quite resistant to moisture and humidity, so you can maintain it even in the cellar.
There are also many kinds of design, style and so on, that’s why the hardwood floating floor can be maintained anywhere. To install it you don’t need to hire installers, because this procedure is not very difficult, so you not only save your money, but also have an opportunity to make sure this material is pretty sturdy and reliable in spite of its light construction. But there are some disadvantages exist. The thickness of material varies, of course, but in general it is relatively thinner since it “floats” on the additional floor. And if you plan to resale the property, the value will be reduced in comparison with nailed tiles.