What is a Floating Floor?

Great question. Floating Floors are incredibly popular, and for good reason. A term used to refer to the method of installation, Floating Floors cover a variety of flooring products, including Engineered Timber, Hybrid and Laminate.

Reasons We Love Them

  • Cost

Due to the quick and simple installation process, Floating Floors are generally less expensive to professionally install than nail-down or glue-down hard flooring. Perfect for house flippers and renovators, Floating Floors are a DIY favourite - with just a few basic tools, floor boards can be easily laid and walked on the very same day - saving time and money.  

  • Aesthetics

Floating Floors offer tremendous design flexibility, with a multitude of colours and finishes equally at home in traditional or contemporary interior settings. And the good news? Whether it’s addressing a single damaged plank, or rethinking your entire home style, Floating Floors can be simply removed and replaced whenever you want. 

  • Suitability 

Australian Timber Flooring such as Spotted Gum and Blackbutt or Engineered European Oak, remains an evergreen design favourite, while the water-resistant surface properties of Hybrid Flooring delivers next level performance. 

From a splash happy bathroom floor, pet friendly living room, active family rumpus or elegant formal lounge, there’s a Floating Floor product designed to match every home environment, lifestyle and budget.

  • Cleaning

Floating Floors are easily maintained. Along with prompt cleaning up of spills, sweeping with a soft broom, vacuuming using an appropriate hardwood floor attachment and a quick once over with a spray mop, will remove dust, dirt and debris and ensure your floor stays looking beautiful for the long haul.

  • Ease Of Installation

All three flooring products share the same installation method, and can be directly laid on top of most solid sub-floor surfaces, including ceramic tiles. Once the substrate is smooth, level and dry a rubber or foam underlay is rolled out to absorb any flexing and help produce quiet underfoot comfort.

Using a modified tongue-and-groove system, known as Click-and-Lock, each board is assembled to create a floating raft over the underlay. A small gap along the perimeter walls, deliberately left to allow for seasonal expansions and contraction, and prevent any possible buckling, is then concealed with baseboard skirts or scotia to finish.

Durable, ultra stylish and resilient enough for most high traffic zones, our comprehensive selection of Floating Floor products are guaranteed to enhance your new home or office, interior renovation or property refurbishment.


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