Floating installation 

Floating installation is appropriate for engineered flooring. If you're looking for a quick, nail-free floor installation, a floating floor is your best option. Unlike traditional solid hardwood installation, a floating floor isn't nailed down to the subfloor. Instead, the planks are either glued or snapped together and sit atop the subfloor without being directly adhered to it.

materials needed

  • Tite Bond II white waterproof glue or equal
  • Weight(s)
  • Measuring tape
  • Saw
  • Chisel

Things to keep in mind

  • Always review the instructions included in your box thoroughly before you start installation.
  • Lay flooring only after sheetrock and tile work are thoroughly dried and all woodwork and trim have been completed.
  • To prevent warping and gaps, the flooring needs to sit at least 48 hours in the space to acclimate to the temperature and humidity.
  • No matter the material of the subfloor, test its moisture content with a moisture meter to confirm that it’s not above 12 percent.
  • It's best practice to install your hardwood floorboards parallel to the longest dimension in the room.
  • Underlay for floating should be foam designed, with a maximum 1/8" thickness.
  • Tongue and groove should be glued together using Tite Bond II type white water proof glue or equal. Place glue in groove and tap boards together.
  • Expansion space should be equal to the thickness of the material at all walls plus any vertical obstructions.
  • Do not install cabinets or walls on top of a floating floor.

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