Disadvantages Of Floating Floors: Pros And Cons



General Overview

Floating floors are the kind of engineered wood that is installed on the supplementary floor without using any nails. The reason behind why floating floors are trending in the market is there cost effectiveness, style varieties and ease of installation. These floors require a snap and lock technique for installation purposes. The floors are connected like a jigsaw puzzle. The floating floors are considered very durable and are good for the areas with humidity changes. However, despite the various advantages of the floating floors the come with certain disadvantages as well.

Advantages/Pros

The Various advantages of the floating floors include:
1.Strength: The floating floors are highly noted for their strength and durability.
2.Humidity: Ultimate option for the spaces where humidity level keeps on changing.
3.Moisture Resistance: The flooring comes with ultimate moisture resistance.
4.Variety: The flooring offer the excellent patterns, styles and colors.
5.Installation: Installation anywhere in home is required.
6.Refinishing: Refinishing and sanding can be possible if required but must be done by the professional.
7.Easy Installation: The flooring saves lots of carpenter charges as it can be easily installed.

Disadvantages/Cons Of The Floating Floors

The various disadvantages/cons of using floating floors are as follows:
1.Peaking: Since floating floors are a kind of engineered wood and are more prone to the peaking that can result in the spots. The only way to treat this kind of issue is to trim and provide it more expansion.
2.Instability: The another main problem with these floors are instability due to the fact they are connected with each other without any nails or glue resulting in the instability in many ways. The main thing behind the instability is the improper installation of these floors and using thin floors. The problem can be eliminated using dense and high-quality floating floors.
3.Noise: If the floating floors are not properly installed they will result in irritating noise such as creaking and taping.
4.Flexes: The floors may result in flexes or curves due to the hot or cold weather conditions. However, this is a very rare problem and can only occur if the floors are not installed properly.
5.Warping: One more disadvantage of the floating floors is warping that usually happens due to the exposure of the moisture and resulting into the curve and growth of the mold and mildews.
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