What does Floating Floor Installation Mean in SPC Flooring?

The floating floor installation has been a popular method of installation because of its convenience in terms of time, money, and effort. It gained popularity recently because of the rise of DIY installations and the people’s choice for noninvasive finishing materials that can be installed with minor preparations, and  replaced without fully damaging the floor. 

The floating floor method does not require the use of nails, and therefore fully relies on the mechanisms of the material to interlock together and keep them secure. This method is usually employed on SPC flooring, engineered hardwood, laminates, and vinyl floors. However, if not applied correctly, or if the subfloor is not prepared in advance, the floor may feel hollow or unkempt. 

There are two main advantages of using materials with floating floor installation:

1. Convenience

a. Time for Installation

Each plank is equipped with a click-lock or tongue-and-groove locking system that can be simply connected and locked together. You can refer to this video to see the 1 day installation featuring Decocity’s SPC Flooring. 

Aside from the installation itself, SPC Flooring does not also need to be varnished or maintained regularly to clean and keep its pristine quality, making it a popular choice for modern households. 

b. Noninvasive installation

Some adhesives can cause dents and residues on the subfloor, which can damage its look and integrity from multiple installations. Because the planks have an interlocking system, they do not need adhesives or additives to be securely installed on the floor. It is easier to remove if it needs to be replaced or reinstalled. 

c. Less Expensive

Materials that employ the floating floor method like SPC Floors, Vinyl or engineered hardwood, mimic the look of the wood and other traditional materials for a fraction of its price. You can also cut off the price from the installation services required since some can opt to DIY the whole installation. 

2. Versatility

There are various materials available that use the floating floor installation like laminates, luxury vinyl flooring (LVF), engineered floors, and SPC Flooring. These flooring types can be acclimated to the temperature of the room to adjust to thermal movement caused by varying temperatures.

Before deciding on one, make sure to be educated on the potential flaws of the material. Although floating floors can be used in several parts of the home, it is not recommended on outdoor areas and areas constantly exposed to moisture as it can damage the material quickly. It can be hard to install in non-flat surfaces because the gap can be easily noticeable, and prepping the floor can take some time. 

One example of a floating floor is SPC Flooring. Each plank is equipped with a click-lock system that secures the material to the floor, regardless of movement or traffic above. It also has a 1mm IXPE  foam layer that ensures sound insulation and amplifies sounds for maximum comfort and quality.  Decolite SPC Flooring is available in the following colors: light cedar, narra, oak, ocean grey, and walnut. Buy from a trusted SPC Flooring supplier in the Philippines like Decocity. Aside from SPC Flooring, Decocity also offers different finishing materials like High Pressure Laminates, PVC Soffit, WPC Column, WPC Decking, and Interior and Exterior WPC Wall Panels. Contact us for more details. 

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