Types of Floating Floors

If you’re wondering how to choose the right flooring for your needs, we’ve put together some information to help you decide!

First of all, when talking about flooring it’s necessary to understand the different types available. Most people are familiar with the terms solid timber and floating floors, but you not be aware that the term floating flooring actually refers to a method of installation. This means unlike solid timber flooring which is nailed to a subfloor, floating boards are attached to each other.

If you’re wondering whether this matters to you, here’s some advantages of installing floating floors in your household:

  • Ready to move in 3 days or less (for up to 100m2)
  • Easy to remove in the future
  • Can be laid over tiles and concrete
  • No odour on installation
  • Low maintenance
  • Lower cost

There are several types of floating floors that we work with, including laminate, bamboo and hybrid. Some of the benefits of each are:

Types of Floating Floors | All Aboard Timber Floors

Laminate Flooring

  • Made from a composite material mostly wood can be more durable than normal timber pressed together at high temperatures, the image of the hardwood is then placed over the composite wood to form the laminate.
  • Hard Wearing
  • Can be laid over existing tiles – no need for messy, noisy jackhammering of old tiles
  • Resists scratching
  • Easy to clean
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Bamboo Flooring

  • Hard wearing
  • Designed for active families
  • Water resistant
  • Easy to maintain
  • Can be re-sanded in the future (in most cases)
Types of Floating Floors | All Aboard Timber Floors

Hybrid Flooring

  • We are excited to offer our customers “Hybrid Flooring” – the latest in flooring innovation!
  • Hybrid Flooring can consist of recycled wood, vinyl, limestone and bamboo compressed and bonded together.
  • Superior wearing qualities
  • Waterproof
  • Can withstand temperature changes
  • Natural looking

We also work with engineered timber flooring, which is natural timber cut down to size over an extremely strong base layer, due to its overlap construction. It’s more resistant to water than real wood and as it’s a pre-finished product, no sanding is required.

One of the great benefits of engineered timber flooring is that it can be re-sanded and coated in the future.

Contact us today for an obligation free quote!