Floating hardwood floors aren’t a type of flooring but a method of installation. Individual boards attach to each other instead of being glued, stapled or nailed down to the subfloor, so they essentially float. Since solid hardwood flooring must be attached to the subfloor, only engineered hardwood flooring is suitable for floating installations. Speedwell Design Center in Morristown, New Jersey, carries a diverse selection of hardwood flooring, including a wide variety of engineered hardwood flooring featuring tongue-and-groove construction that makes it perfect for floating installations.
Benefits Of Floating Floors
Floating hardwood floors offer the same warmth and beauty you expect from wood floors, and the best engineered floors have three to five glued layers to provide superior strength and stability. Because floating floor boards are connected to one another, instead of individually attached to the subfloor, they become a single unit that allows freer movement. This is crucial in areas of high humidity and/or frequent temperature fluctuations that cause wood to expand and contract, which could lead to gapping often seen in traditional installations.
This increased stability also makes floating engineered hardwood flooring popular in higher moisture environments, such as basements. Floating floors can typically be installed at any level of your home, including above, on or below grade levels. Most manufacturers of floating hardwood flooring also allow installation over plywood and concrete subfloors and existing flooring, such as wood, tile or vinyl. Floating floors are also recommended for installation over radiant heat systems, since attaching flooring to these systems can cause damage and make future repairs impossible.
Floating Hardwood Flooring Brands
We carry some of the top brand names in hardwood flooring, including several that offer engineered flooring lines that provide strength, beauty and easy floating floor installation. Just like solid wood flooring lines, floating engineered wood floors come in a variety of colors, textures, finishes and wood species.
Count On Our Flooring Expertise
We have more than 80 years of experience, and we’re recognized as the residential and commercial flooring leader throughout New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Our talented flooring experts can help you determine which type of floatable flooring best matches your home, lifestyle and budget. We consistently beat competitors’ prices, and our experienced craftspeople beautifully install your floating engineered floors quickly and efficiently. We can float your new hardwood flooring over any surface, even over radiant heat systems. Contact us at 973-538-9090 to discuss your floating hardwood flooring needs or visit our showroom at 108 Ridgedale Avenue in Morristown, New Jersey, to view our stunning flooring collection today.