Published on : 05 June 20203 min reading time
Every careful man has the possibility to lay a floating parquet floor properly. All you have to do is follow the advice of your salesman carefully and cut the planks with application. For the rest, nothing could be easier. The individual boards must be nested and the others follow as normal.
Installation system and tools required
They say that a parquet floor is floating if the planks are not fixed directly to the floor. Its stability is ensured by its weight. A system of male and female grooves ensures its solidity. To work with a minimum of serenity, you should have at least the following tools: first, a hammer, spacers (replaceable with pieces of wood) to have a small space between the plank and the wall, a tapping block so as not to chip the parquet by the hammer and insert them one next to the other. A jigsaw or circular saw is necessary to cut the floors. If you don’t have one, an ordinary saw can be used, but the cut will be painful. If you are ready, always remember to see the direction of daylight, because a floating floor must be laid horizontally.
Choosing a floating floor
The installation and the price of a floating floor can very well define your choice. Indeed, for this floor covering, two types of installation exist. The first is the easiest, quickest and most pleasant installation. In this case, you just have to fit the boards together. If you have a limited budget, the floating floor with the quickest installation is best for you. Its price is not exorbitant. You can do this installation yourself, without the help of a specialist. With this type of flooring, you will not be bothered to nail it down and wait for the gluing time. The second type is the cheapest installation. The floating floor of this model is very suitable for a small budget. But whatever your choice, you should know that there are three types of floating parquet: solid, laminate and glued.
Laying a floating parquet floor
To have a stable environment, lay your floating floor in your room 48 hours in advance. Thoroughly clean, vacuum and stabilize the receiving surface. Check its flatness as much as possible and proceed with a patching. Next, apply a resilient layer, followed by the underlay. Initially, you will need to locate the straightest corner of the room and perpendicular to the light. Place an 8 mm shim between the board and the wall. To prevent the floor from expanding, place a shim every 50 cm. Floating parquet is very easy to install. You will only have to fit the planks one after the other, following their grooves.
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