Frequently Asked Questions
Will you have to completely remove my old flooring before installing my new floating timber floor?
At Bennetts Carpets, we complete all of our floating floor installations to the highest standard of quality. This means that we start from the bottom and work our way up. As a part of this, we will have to remove all of your old flooring to install the new floating timber floor. Don’t worry though – we will remove and dispose of all the waste materials.
By removing all the old flooring, we can ensure that your subfloor is in good condition. We can also lay a quality underlay. The underlay is a very important part of the floating floor installation process. It ensures that the timber flooring is laid on an even surface, in a way that creates stability. In addition to this, the underlay can actually reduce the noise that permeates your home or business. This makes it a great option for apartments and high-density living areas.
Can you install my new laminate flooring using the floating floor method?
A lot of homeowners and business owners don’t realise that the floating floor installation method is suitable for a range of flooring materials. This includes laminate flooring. Floating floors are known to be very stable and this is enhanced by the use of either timber or laminate. Laminate flooring, just like timber, is a very durable and solid flooring product.
When installed using the floating floor approach, you can enjoy all of its benefits at an even more affordable price. Laminate flooring is perfect for rental properties. It is even better when fitted using the floating floor installation method. Floating floors are easy to remove and transport, as they are neither glued, nor nailed down. This means you can have a cheap, very durable and easy to move flooring solution installed in your investment property.
Can you re-finish a floating floor?
As with anything, timber floors that are not cared for properly will scratch. This is the same for floating timber floors. Fortunately, floating timber floors can easily be refinished. All timber floors can be redone using the right approach. Simply sanding and revarnishing a timber floor will restore it to perfect condition. Here at Bennetts Carpets, we pride ourselves in offering flooring solutions for the long-term, and our floating timber floors are no different. When we finish installing your floating timber floor, our specialists will provide you with a care guide.
This guide will outline a few important maintenance procedures that will keep your floating timber floor in perfect condition. If it requires further maintenance in the future, then don’t worry; you can always sand the timber flooring back and revarnish it for a brand new finish.
Can I lay floating flooring myself?
Floating installations are far quicker and generally easier than conventional timber floor installation. Conventional timber floor installation requires nails or adhesive, to bond the timber flooring with the subfloor. Floating timber floor installation, on the other hand, simply lays the timber in an interlocking fashion. This provides excellent stability and is far quicker than the alternative installation approach. For this reason, a lot of DIY enthusiasts attempt to use the floating installation method to install their own floors. This may work for some, but we do not recommend it. Although it might seem easy, there are a lot of factors that you have to take into account for your floating installation to be successful.
It is also important to remember that while floating installation might be simpler, your old floor is probably installed differently. Before you can install any new flooring, you will have to remove the old flooring. Further, you will have to do so in a way that does not cause any damage to the subfloor. If you do manage this, you will then have to dispose of all the old flooring material. To save time and ensure the job is done right, we suggest getting in touch with our flooring specialists instead.