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Floating flooring for studios

Floating flooring for studios

A   floating floor is one that is not nailed or glued to the subfloor. This floor   gets s its name from the way it is installed, Sprung floor is a type of   floating floor which prevents noise and vibration and is used in dance   floors. This floor is built on a subfloor or in the case of renovation on an   existing floor. It consists of felt,  cork or glass fibre for insulation   and has neoprene pads which hold the laminate floor. There is a gap between   the wall s and the floor for decoupling and expansion. This space is covered   by skirting boards and molding.

Installation of a floating   floor

Wood flooring adds warmth and gives the house a cozy appearance.   When renovating the quickest way to install a wooden floor is to set up a   floating floor. Installing traditional solid wood strips takes a long time   although once installed they last a long time too.  Since a floating    floor is not nailed but glued or snapped together, the planks settle   down very fast over any material whether it is concrete, vinyl sheet, ceramic   tiles or plywood. To make the installation of floating floors easier it is   available in different materials but if you want to enjoy the beauty of wood   in your home then it is ideal to opt for engineered wood. Engineered wood is   wood that is glued to layers of pine or plywood and looks like solid wood and   is very stable. But engineered wood cannot be sanded as many times as solid   wood. The factory coating applied on engineered wood is more durable than the   coating on solid wood strips. Engineered floors are ready for furniture in   just a day.

Uses of Floating   Floor

Sound studios are built with floating floors as these floors do   not have resonance. They are larger versions of the domestic variety or built   much larger using concrete slabs. Massive floating floors with hundreds of   tones of weight of concrete are used in the construction of coordinated   circuits to avoid vibration. THX high fidelity sound reproduction for movie   studios require floating floors. Floating floors are a necessity for home   theatres, video consoles, car audio systems and computer speakers. Floating   floors give an added appeal to a home they are not advisable in places that   get wet.

Benefits and Disadvantages of Floating   Floors


These floors have place for expansion due to seasons. Expansion   due to humidity does not affect the floor.

They can be easily installed should one opt for do it yourself   method.


It is thin and not as thick as the flooring that is attached to   the subfloor. So will not last very long.

These floors command lower resale value.