Why Timberclick Flooring (Floating Hardwood) is a Good Idea
My quest to install hard surface flooring in my family room and basement continues. This time with Timberclick Flooring.
Timberclick, also known as “floating” hardwoods, lock together with a patented technology exclusive to Floor and Decor (now open in Skokie, IL). The boards float (sort of like a raft) with only the perimeter molding keeping the boards in place. That’s right, there are no nails or glue. Timberclick Flooring is also cost effective because
- It can be installed on concrete slabs (perfect for basements and rooms that were built with wall to wall carpet).
- It’s easier and faster to install (almost 3 times as fast )as traditional tongue and groove flooring.
- No nails and glue makes installation less messy. Less mess means, less cleaning and more savings (time and money)
- It often can be installed over most existing floors.
- It comes in many different styles and colors, so you don’t have to compromise style for savings.
I think Timberclick flooring makes a lot of sense for my project (basement / family room revamp) because we can just pull up the carpet and get to work. Although installing Timberclick flooring has a DIY appeal (no glue, no nails) I do think I would be better served using a contractor as you need some heavy duty tools and equipment. To give you a sense of how quickly Timberclick flooring can be installed I found this video, that gives you step by step details. Stay tuned for part 3 of this series when I finally choose the “right” style! Until then, Happy Friday!
Note: This post is part of a 2-part series for Floor & Decor. Although I was compensated all opinions are my own.