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Can You Float Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

March 11, 2021
Floating hardwood flooring installation in an Austin, TX home
Engineered wood flooring is a fantastic choice for many spaces because it holds up so well against humidity, dampness, and all your daily wear. But can it be installed as a floating floor?

The short answer is yes. But let’s learn a little more about why.

Floating hardwood information

A floating floor is not attached to the subfloor underneath, so no nails, staples, or adhesives are used. One of the most significant benefits of floating floor installation is the faster time frame for the service.

Of course, engineered flooring must still be acclimated to ensure proper humidity balance between the materials and the home into which it is installed. After that, the installation is quick, easy and allows you to walk on your flooring immediately after.

The reason engineered wood can be floated has to do primarily with its construction. It has a layer of plywood pieces laid perpendicular to one another, topped with solid wood veneer.

There is always a chance that these floors will expand and contract as humidity levels and temperatures change. However, a floating engineered floor will not have to strain against adhesives or nails, so there is less chance of damage when these things happen.

To find out more about how floated hardwood flooring can benefit your home, be sure to contact us. We’ll give you all the details and brings samples for you to see in person.

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Express Flooring knows that what matters is how your flooring looks in your home, so showroom appearances don't matter. We eliminate the hassle, anxiety, and frustration of the shopping experience by bringing the store to your door.

We proudly serve the areas of Arizona, Texas, Las Vegas, & New Mexico. Our Austin service areas include Georgetown, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Leander, Manor, Buda, Cedar Park, and more. When you’re ready to experience exceptional hardwood flooring in your home, give us a call.