Parquet | floating installation - tongue and groove

floating installation parquetParquet tongue-and-groove floors can also be installed as floating floors. The floor planks are then glued at the joints with water-resistant wood glue.

info Download the installation instructions for a floating parquet installation with tongue and groove here.

Advantages

  • The installation time is shorter than that of a glued installation.
  • Less expensive: There is no extra cost for parquet glue.

Disadvantages

  • A floating floor produces somewhat more noise nuisance than a glued floor, because in a floating floor there is a layer of air between the subfloor and the parquet.
  • Installation on floor heating systems is not recommended; the layer of air acts as insulation and results in the reduced transfer of heat.
  • The parquet floor may creak slightly or feel slightly springy. 
  • Parquet shrinks/expands under the influence of the surroundings. In order to absorb this movement, reducer profiles must be installed between adjacent rooms.
  • The presence of heavy furniture keeps the floor from being able to move freely. This may result in the formation of cracks or fissures or in the buckling of the planks.

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