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What is the pro and con of intallation hardwood floor with "Floating" method?

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I want to install the engeneered hardwood floor to my house. Should I choose the installation method with " glue down" or " floating"? Which one is better?

Floating is good for floors that won’t get "wet" or have dew on the ground. Basements are examples of floors that can’t use floating technique to install hardwood. But the floating method is convenient and not much gluing and is easier to remove if something’s wrong.

As for "glue down" method, it’s good for places like basements, where it will hold even if there is some water dripping on it. I use the glue don method, because I tried the floating method, and when i spilled something, the flooring would lift off the ground and ruin it. So I recommend glue down method, just to be safe of spills. Good luck!

3 Responses to “What is the pro and con of intallation hardwood floor with "Floating" method?”

  1. Dudeman Says:

    Floating is good for floors that won’t get "wet" or have dew on the ground. Basements are examples of floors that can’t use floating technique to install hardwood. But the floating method is convenient and not much gluing and is easier to remove if something’s wrong.

    As for "glue down" method, it’s good for places like basements, where it will hold even if there is some water dripping on it. I use the glue don method, because I tried the floating method, and when i spilled something, the flooring would lift off the ground and ruin it. So I recommend glue down method, just to be safe of spills. Good luck!
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  2. mel s Says:

    I used floating laminate in my rental trailer and i loved it. The floating works much better if your floors aren’t 100% level. The floating floor will "give", and move a little with the subflooring.
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  3. dragonfire Says:

    engineered hardwood floors are not meant to float, the are supposed to be glued down
    laminate flooring is mean to be a floating floor
    in either case you must have some form of vapor barrier between the flooring and your subfloor ( assuming it’s concrete )
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