Discover Floating Timber Floors in Brisbane The Benefits of Natural Timber, Without the Price Tag

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Affordable Timber Flooring

There is no denying the touch of class that real timber flooring adds to any room and that touch can be added now without the whopping price tag that is usually attached to timber. Floating timber floors are a sensible and sophisticated solution for Brisbane homes and commercial spaces. At Bennetts Carpets, our massive range offers something for every taste and budget. If you want the ambience that only timber provides with a price tag that won’t send you off screaming, then this is an option to consider.

Floating floors are not quite what they sound like—they are not hovering in space. Instead, they are a system that is attached to itself and is laid on top of your existing floor without the use of nails or glue. They are fitted very specifically, and the result is a stunning timber floored room at a fraction of the cost.

There are a few things that need to be in place for this to be the right option for you. It is important to get sound advice from experts, so you don’t end up with an undesirable result. Here at Bennetts, we will take the time to advise you if a floating timber floor is a good option for your property. If it isn’t right, we won’t sell it to you.

Floating Floors for your Home or Business

If you want the benefits of beautiful natural timber, without the price tag, then contact Bennetts Carpets today. We offer an exceptional range of floating floor products and services. To find out more, or organise a consultation, simply fill in one of our online contact forms. Our specialists know all there is to know about floating timber floors and they are happy to answer any of your questions or offer some pointers on where to start.

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The Benefits of Floating Floors

Here at Bennetts Carpets, we are familiar with floating floors and their benefits. Floating timber floors are ones that do not need to be nailed or glued down to the subfloor. Basically, the term ‘floating’ refers to the installation method. Because there is no need for nails or glue, the process is much quicker. This then translates to great savings on the cost of installation. Floating floors come in more than just timber, as well. They also suit laminate and vinyl flooring. Because there are no nails or glue, the pieces of the floor interlock, which creates a unique aesthetic. Before installation, our flooring specialists will also lay an underlay. This reduces noise and ensures that the floating floor sits perfectly.

With its innovative installation method, floating floors are a popular choice for DIY enthusiasts. However, the method does require experience and expertise, so we suggest that you leave it to us.

Due to the interlocking process of the floating floors method, we also advise against installing floating floors in wet parts of your home. At Bennetts, we offer a wide range of timber flooring from leading brands. This flooring can be easily installed with the floating method. This brings a range of benefits:

  • Decorative colours & natural finishes of timber, which can be re-sanded & polished
  • Easy to install & ready to walk on immediately
  • Easy to remove & transport, making it great for rental properties
  • Installation accounts for humidity & allows the timber to expand without buckling

Frequently Asked Questions

At Bennetts Carpets, we complete all 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 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 and lay a quality underlay. The underlay is a very important part of the floating floor installation process because it ensures the timber flooring is laid on an even surface, in a way that creates stability. In addition to this, the underlay actually reduces the noise that permeates your home or business. This makes it a great option for apartments and high-density living areas.

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 using 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 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.

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 on 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.

Floating installations are far quicker (and generally easier) to install than conventional timber floors. 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 lay the timber in an interlocking fashion. This provides excellent stability and is far quicker than the alternative. 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. It might seem easy but there are a lot of factors that you must consider 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.