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Pros and Cons of Denver Floating Hardwood Floors


June 2, 2016

Having hardwood floors installed can improve the appearance of your floors, the quality of your home, and the value of your property. However, you often must decide which type of hardwood flooring would be most appropriate for your flooring needs or aesthetic preferences. If you are interested in having a new floor installed, you should learn about the pros and cons of using Denver floating hardwood floors.

Pros

Affordability
The best Denver flooring companies can install a floating floor for a very affordable price. The installation process for the floating floors is different from the process for traditional solid floors. Floating floors are not glued, nailed, or fastened to the substrate or subfloor level of your home. In contrast, floating floors consist of engineered wood being glued or nailed together side-by-side, this creates one uniform platform of hardwood, and the platform is accurately measured to fit into the designated room. While installing the floating floor, the experts also ensure that the friction and weight of the platform keeps the floor stable and secure. As a result, floating floors can enable you to have a hardwood floor installed quickly and for a reasonable price.        

Versatility
A benefit of using Denver floating hardwood floors is the versatility of the flooring system. Installing traditional wood floors on certain concrete or cement substrates can be a difficult process. In turn, the flooring professionals might experience challenges attempting to install the traditional wood floors in certain areas of your home. Because floating floors are not fastened to the substrate, the floors can be installed and secured on almost any type of substrate and in any area of your home. This makes floating floors especially conducive for basements where the subfloors and moisture levels are often inconvenient for traditional hardwood boards.  

Cons

Durability
A disadvantage of having top Denver flooring companies install floating floors is that the material is generally not as durable as traditional wood floors. The engineered hardwood floating floors are relatively thin and succeptible to incur certain damages. For instance, constant foot traffic can wear down the color and design pattern of the wood, dropped objects can dent or crack the floor, and moving furniture or tables around might scratch the wood surface. As a result, you should avoid these hazards by placing rugs under the furniture and by being very careful while handling heavy objects around the floors.

Refinishing
Another potential detriment of utilizing Denver floating hardwood floors is that the floors cannot be refinished. Traditional floors can be periodically refinished to clean the wood, restore the lustrous shine of the boards, and remove scratches or stains from the floors. In contrast, floating floors generally cannot be refinished or sanded because the platforms are very thin and are not connected to the substrate. The inability to fulfill refinishing projects can prevent you from being able to improve the shiny appearance of the wood after it fades over an extensive period of time. However, you can easily have the floating floor replaced after it begins to fade, for the costs of replacing a floating floor is substantially more affordable than the costs of replacing solid floors.      Contact TGB Flooring to fulfill any of your hardwood flooring needs. With over 25 years of experience, our expert staff has earned a prestigious reputation for providing superior flooring services and for satisfying customers all throughout the Denver area. We offer full and customized flooring services, we use the best products on the market, and we would be happy to install a hardwood floor that can enhance the beauty of your home and maximize the value of your property.