Floating floors are simply laid by Charlotte Hardwood above the existing solid floor, which may be tiles, concrete, particle board or cork. It provides good noise insulation because of its installation over an underlay, but costs more than the structured solid plank. There is often no timber in these floors and are made from laminated faux timber finishes, and such floors are called laminate floors, which cost much less than the floating floors made from real timber. A floating floor made from real timber typically consists of a very thin layer of hardwood or softwood that is bonded to high-density fibreboard. In contrast to laminate floors, these real timber floors can be sanded and refurbished, if required.
For installation of any kind of timber floor for your home, contact Charlotte Hardwood today. Depending on the kind of floor you want, there are different procedures required to be followed during installation so that there are no problems later on. For instance, some wood products need a certain degree of acclimatization to the area where they will be installed. If the underlying floor is concrete, a plastic lining is required to moisture proof the floor to be placed above. It is always better to get the floor installed by expert professionals, who have the right experience and technical know-how to deal with various issues that need to be taken care during the installation process.
One of the biggest drawbacks of timber flooring is the surface deterioration of the floor so they must be inspected by Charlotte Hardwood at frequent intervals of time. It is advisable that you get the floor inspected by expert professionals who can detect right in the initial stages the source of the problem, whether it is due to rot caused by moisture, poorly supported joists, or some other problem and suggest corrective measures to minimize the damage.