What is a Floating Floor?

Yellow bench Calgary, Alberta

If you’re in the market for flooring, you’ve probably heard the term ‘Floating Floor’ bouncing around. It sounds mysterious. What is a Floating Floor? How can floor a ‘float’? Is it a specific type of material? A floating floor is actually not a type floor, it is an installation method. Both laminate and vinyl plank most commonly come in Floating Floor format and many of their benefits have to do with this. 

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Waterproof Laminate

Waterproof laminate flooring

Laminate manufacturers have successfully created a water-resistant laminate, (not to be confused with waterproof). These new lines of Laminate will hold up against all kinds of surface spills and thus can be installed in high moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and entryways.

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Vinyl Plank vs Laminate

Vinyl plank | Floorscapes

Available in the floating floor format, Laminate and Vinyl Plank occupy the same niche in the world of flooring, but they have their differences, especially when it comes to performance. In this blog, I will compare the two products in order to help inform you as to which is best suited for your home and the rooms within it.

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