Floating wood tile is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fuser with a lamination process. It stimulates wood or sometimes stone, with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer.
This article focuses on how to install the floor and the advantages of the flooring.
Prepare the subfloor
Remove old flooring such as carpets and scrape off. Use a self-leveling compound case of an uneven concrete floor carefully following the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove the skirting board for ease of fixing the laminates at the edges and refit them later over the new floor. Measure the length and width of your room at the longest points and multiply them to find the area in square meters to know how much laminate is needed. Add 10% of this to cater for wastage.
Install underlay and DPM
A damp-proof membrane DPM is also required to prevent any moisture in the subfloor from seeping through to the laminates. The underlay should not overlap during installation.
Lay the laminates
The laminates are to be installed for not less than 48 hours. Start from a corner and lay the laminates lengthwise and continue to lay the laminates one row at a time until you get the last row.
Adjust door frames
Using a plank as a guide, mark and cut underneath the door frames using a hand saw. Use a chisel to remove the tongue if it’s impossible to lift the tongue and groove.
Remove spacers and add trims
After all the laminate has been properly laid remove the spaces and fix the skirting to cover the expansion gaps. To protect against scratches, fit the bottom of your furniture with felt pads.
Advantages of the flooring
Most people are familiar with floating tile because of its low cost. It is constructed primarily of composite wood which has been compressed together at hot temperatures and is far less expensive than real wood. Depending on how exotic the tree is, natural wood can be rather costly.
Today, thanks to advancements in flooring technology, distinguishing between natural wood and laminate is considerably more difficult. Numerous laminated floorboards have distinctive embossing that closely resembles the look and feel of actual wood.
Laminate flooring is simple to maintain. Spillages and marks can be easily wiped clean with gentle microfiber cloths, while dust and debris can be easily swept or vacuumed away.
DIY installation is possible with a sort of floating wood tile which has a simple lock-together mechanism that is very straightforward to use.
Not only is the composite timber material of laminate flooring hard-wearing, but the uppermost layer of laminate also offers fantastic scratch resistance. The top coating of laminate floorboards will survive high-traffic roadie kids’ and pets’ claws. UV resistance also means the color of your floor is less likely to fade over time.
This article will help in knowing the advantages and how the installation is done. Also check about marine boards here.