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Major Advantages of Floating Floors

Cost and time

The most obvious advantage is the absence of glues and screws making the installation more cost effective and time efficient. The planks or tiles simply connect together like a jigsaw puzzle holding in place to form one cohesive floor. Tongue and groove styles are popular along with world-leading locking systems such as Uniclic, 5G and 14F’s drop and lock technology, which make installation a breeze.


The absence of glues makes this form of installation popular for green builds and the interior environment as the systems are fit for purpose without any need for ventilation post install. Floating floors can also be fitted over existing flooring such as an old vinyl or tired tiling. Once the floor levels have been checked, lay the floating floor directly over the existing substrate saving even more time and money.


Most floating floors are laid with an underlay placed between the substrate and the new flooring. This is simply rolled over the surface, perpendicular to the direction of the new flooring and secured with self-adhesive tape. Utilise a premium product like floorMuffler US and it can help to mitigate minor floor imperfections. Some floating flooring has underlay integrated in the plank or tile, reducing both reflected and transmitted sound and making the process even simpler. Walking on a flooring with underlay is comfortable, quieter and easier on the back and knees.

Removal and reuse

Floating floors are much easier to repair should a plank or tile become damaged. Because it is not attached to the substrate the damaged area can be removed by expert cutting and removal and replacement of a new piece. Replacement flooring is preferred in commercial zones to save costs on repairs and maintenance. Should tiles or planks need to be removed and relocated, floating floors can be uplifted and re-laid to suit any subsequent renovations.


For those who have a few tools and a DIY mentality, floating floors are the perfect installation method for a home project. Whether renovating or completing a new build, there are numerous videos and tips to upskill and assist a DIY project. However, it is always prudent to ask a professional before installing a floating floor yourself.

For a comprehensive range of floating flooring choices, review Woodland Lifestyle’s offer which includes bamboo, laminates, herringbone planks and commercial hybrid tiles. 

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