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Old 01-18-2011, 11:47 AM   #1
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I'm rather confused....
How can a floor be considered 'floating' if it's nailed/stapled/glued down?
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:38 PM   #2
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It's not. To be floating it can't be glued, nailed or stapled. A floating floor was designed to be installed over a less than perfect subfloor, so it would be easier to DIY.

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Old 01-18-2011, 02:11 PM   #3
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How can tongue and groove 3/4" flooring be floated then? Wouldn't it just separate all over the place?

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How can tongue and groove 3/4" flooring be floated then?
Don't know that it can. Unless of course you are into pickup-sticks.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:49 PM   #5
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So, are all of these people talking about click and lock flooring? That's the only way I can see it free floating if it's not nailed down. I suppose click and lock wouldn't separate.... maybe...
Still sort of confused, or everyone else is! LOL

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http://www.elastilonusa.com/index.php?page=home&lang=en


This is the only product that I have ever seen that will let you float a 3/4 inch floor. I would not use solid 3/4". Every board would have to be totally straight. I would recomend a 3/4" engineered floor. You can buy this a Lumber Liquidator.
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:58 PM   #7
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I'm not so sure I would be buying products from Liquid Lumberdators for this experiment.

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Old 01-22-2011, 06:07 AM   #8
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Id like to no how you walk on a floating floor Does it carry you to the next room? If you ve got a floating floor does your house also float? These questions keep me up at night wondering
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[quote=woodman58;573215]http://www.elastilonusa.com/index.php?page=home&lang=en


This is the only product that I have ever seen that will let you float a 3/4 inch floor. I would not use solid 3/4". Every board would have to be totally straight. I would recomend a 3/4" engineered floor. You can buy this a Lumber Liquidator.



Has anyone every used this product- it seems somewhat new to USA? I am wondering if it helps eliminate the hollow sounds that a floating floor tends to produce.
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Liquid Lumberdators doesn't have a very good reputation.
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Isn't a floating floor really just an answer to those who want what looks like wood, but don't want to either spend the $$ to buy and have installed or don't want to spend the time and effort it takes to install a real wood floor?

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Isn't a floating floor really just an answer to those who want what looks like wood, but don't want to either spend the $$ to buy and have installed or don't want to spend the time and effort it takes to install a real wood floor?

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Personally, I am currently looking to float a floor over an oak floor because it is in the kitchen and I do not want to spend the time and money right now to refinish the floor. On the other hand I don't relish the idea of putting something over that floor that will permanently damage it in the event that I do want to restore it someday.

In the past I was considering it to put directly over a subfloor so as not to have to staple down an underlayment, but did not wind up going that route.
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Look at putting down KHARS wood. It is a snap lock floating engineered floor that can be sanded 3 times before you need to rip it up. I can get it for 70 bucks a box and it looks awesome.
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Liquid Lumberdators doesn't have a very good reputation.
I hear their commercial on the radio all the time, so I assumed they did have a good reputation. They claim to be alot cheaper than Home Depo and Lowes.
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I hear their commercial on the radio all the time, so I assumed they did have a good reputation.

Exactly!
That's what they are all about and that's what they want you to think.
They buy the media in an area and saturate a market with advertising and the general public naturally thinks they are the best. They must be the best because you hear about them a lot! What you are hearing is their commercials, not comments from happy customers. If they are able to undersell home centers and home centers can buy-right, then think about it. Is buying from a low-baller really what you want to do? Those prices don't send up a red flag?

Check them out. Search the Internet for complaints. Do they resolve the complaints they get or do they ignore them?

Are they in fact selling first run products or are they liquidating crap no one else could sell or wants to deal with?

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