What does "floating floor" actually mean in the home flooring world. It simply refers to the fact that this type of flooring is not nailed, stapled, or glued down to an existing subfloor, but instead "floats" or sits on top of it.
Within the last few decades cork has undergone an important resurgence in the construction industry, and cork floating floors are helping to pave the way. Why, because innovation and constantly advancing technology have made for better manufacturing. How, by taking cork’s inherent abilities and transmuting them into a flooring material that goes above and beyond its traditional counterparts. Now this great product is coupled with a quick installation process that can save you money while retaining beauty and functionality.
Our Forna cork floating floors are available in different sized planks, thicknesses, and even styles so you have a wide variety to choose from. Want a plank flooring that mimics wood planking, then go with our Beveled Edge line for that plank flooring look. Need a cork floor that’s a little bit hardier for a high traffic area, our Fusion Cork line can take the heat and come out shining. Maybe you are more concerned about sound control. Our 12mm floating floors, one of the thickest on the market, will turn down the volume naturally and effectively. Take your time and find the one that best meets your decor.
These are installed via the floating method, meaning each plank is equipped with a locking or snapping mechanism that securely attaches each tile to the one next to it. The end result, you get get a floor with a consistent, secure appearance and finish. In particular, our floating floors utilize the Uniclic system, a patented tongue and grove application.
What benefits come to you as a result of installing a cork floating floor? Well an obvious one is not using any chemicals or adhesives in the installation process. Your indoor air quality is not affected and stays cleaner too. How about no mess to clean up once you’ve finished the install. Just put away the few tools you used and toss the packaging. Even better, mistakes are easier to fix, not to mention far cheaper to repair. Top that off with the fact that this floor is easy enough to be a weekend DIY project and you’ve got a great go to flooring.
Our cork floating floors may cost more for the product but where you truly save is in the labor and installation. You can save money and time because installing a cork floating floor can be a simple do-it-yourself project. You also cut costs on the accessories, materials and tools that would be needed to do a proper install on a glued or nailed down floor. We all know the adhesive itself can run up into hundreds of dollars, especially when your buying for a larger area of coverage. To install a cork floating floor, basically (after proper prepping is complete) what you need is the planks or tiles, a saw to trim the boards to size, a mallet and maybe a pencil.
Buy smart and go with our Forna cork floating floors. You’ll get beauty, awesome functionality and a cost effective product all in one.