Assembly of a floating floor: how to do it yourself

The floating floor got its name due to the fact that there is no hard ligament of the floor with the walls and the base of the floor. It consists of several layers. Each layer separately has its own special properties and purpose, but together they become a floating floor. In order to collect such a floor in your house, you need to purchase three components of it.

Firstly, we need a tough base. Here you can use plywood, screed or reinforced concrete coating is also good.

Next is a layer of lining. PAROC construction isolation is used precisely for such floating floors, since it has a dense and even surface, as well as high compression strength rates. It also gives high soundproofing indicators.

For this layer, you can also use polystyrene, expanded clay, or lined lining. Choose what suits you more. With this layer we align the floor, and also create thermal insulation and soundproof layer.

The last upper layer, actually the flooring itself. Here you also choose it, depending on your capabilities and desires. For example, lay the laminate by a floating method will be a good idea.

When assembling a floating floor, it is necessary to take into account several factors: it is necessary to leave a gap between the floor and a wall of about 15 mm, since if you do not take this factor to take into account, then with increasing humidity or air temperature, the floor may swell and will rest against the walls.

The air temperature during assembly should be “room” since air humidity is of great importance, the room should be dry air.

All components of the floor must be bought in advance and stored in a dry room for several days. Particular attention of the flatness of the floor, so it will depend on this how long such gender will last you. Constant deformation of the floor due to the irregularity of the base will quickly bring it into unusable.

There are several types of assembly of floating floors, but the differences relate only to insulating material, and the floor laying technology, in principle, remains the same.