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What Are the Benefits of Choosing a Floating Floor for Your Home?

Manhattan Oak Laminate Flooring by Imperial Flooring
Manhattan Oak Laminate Flooring by Imperial Flooring

What is a floating floor?

A floating floor refers to a type of flooring installation method where the individual planks or tiles are not directly attached to the subfloor. Instead, they are locked together using a clicking or locking mechanism, creating a "floating" effect on top of the subfloor. At Imperial Flooring Australia, we offer a wide range of high-quality floating floor options, including laminate, hybrid floors, and engineered timber. This installation method not only allows for easy and cost-effective installation but also provides additional flexibility, as the floor can expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity. Additionally, floating floors are known for their durability, ease of maintenance, and ability to be installed over existing floors, making them a popular choice for residential and commercial spaces.

What are the advantages of choosing a floating floor from Imperial Flooring Australia?

A floating floor from Imperial Flooring Australia offers several advantages. Firstly, it is easy to install, as it does not require gluing or nailing down to the subfloor. This makes it a popular choice for DIY enthusiasts or those looking to save on installation costs. Additionally, our floating floors are designed with an interlocking system, providing stability and allowing for natural expansion and contraction with changes in temperature and humidity. This results in a durable and long-lasting flooring solution. Furthermore, our range of floating floors includes various styles, colours, and materials, allowing customers to find the perfect option to suit their interior design preferences. Finally, our floating floors are easy to maintain and clean, making them a practical choice for busy households or commercial spaces. With Imperial Flooring Australia, you can enjoy the benefits of a high-quality and versatile floating floor for your home or business.

How do I install a floating floor?

Installing a floating floor from Imperial Flooring Australia is a simple and straightforward process. Here are the general steps to follow:

1. Prepare the subfloor: Ensure that the subfloor is clean, dry, level, and free of any debris or imperfections. If necessary, use a moisture barrier to prevent any potential moisture issues.

2. Acclimatize the flooring: Bring the flooring into the installation area and let it acclimate for at least 48 hours. This allows the flooring to adjust to the room's temperature and humidity.

3. Install the underlayment: Lay down an underlayment to provide cushioning, sound absorption, and moisture protection for the floating floor.

4. Begin installation: Start in a corner and lay the first row of flooring along the longest wall, with the groove side facing the wall. Use spacers to maintain an expansion gap around the perimeter of the room.

5. Connect the planks: As you continue laying the flooring, connect the planks by locking the tongue and groove edges together. Use a tapping block and hammer to ensure a snug fit.

6. Cut the last row: Measure and cut the last row of planks to fit against the wall, leaving an expansion gap.

7. Finish the installation: Once the flooring is in place, remove the spacers and install the baseboards or trim to cover the expansion gap.

Remember to refer to the specific installation instructions provided by Imperial Flooring Australia for the particular type of floating floor you have purchased. Additionally, if you are unsure about any aspect of the installation process, we recommend consulting a professional installer for assistance.


A floating floor from Imperial Flooring Australia is a fantastic investment for several reasons. Firstly, our floating floors are incredibly easy to install, making them a perfect choice for DIY homeowners or those looking to save on installation costs. Additionally, floating floors provide excellent durability, resistance to moisture, and are easy to maintain, making them perfect for high-traffic areas or households with pets and children. Our wide range of styles and colors ensures that you can find the perfect flooring to complement your home's decor, while our competitive pricing and high-quality materials make Imperial Flooring Australia the ideal choice for your next home improvement project.


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