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bricksonsecond
Floating Wood Floors
bricksonsecond

Anyone know when floating wood floors became a thing? Or have they always been a thing? I've been trying to do some research, but haven't been able to find anything yet on a date.

We are about 90% sure at this point (without taking out a board yet, can't really be sure, but will do that soon) that our dining room floor has floating floor. Based on the layers of flooring we took out, paired with the layers of wall coverings - guessing the age of each (House was built in 1880)

FLOOR:
tan carpet (80s-90s-00s)
green shag (60s-70s)
yellow with specks rolled linoleum (40s-50s)
floating wood (stained red-brown) - 3-4 inch wide boards
painted brown diagonal wood floor - which may be some sort of subfloor or maybe the original floor - 1 or 1.5 inch boards?

WALLS:
white painted wood paneling (with the lines mud-ed over)
wood paneling (seen behind a cabinet as the brown-wood color and above the drop ceiling)
white with orange and yellow pattern wallpaper
grey with white flowers wallpaper
plaster

A. Spruce
Re: Floating Wood Floors
A. Spruce

Floating floors are a relatively new thing and refer to the fact that they're not nailed to the subfloor, instead, the pieces are glued together and not attached to anything else, hence the term "floating".

bricksonsecond
Re: Floating Wood Floors
bricksonsecond

Yeah, that is what I thought too, but this floor appears to be floating and also appears to have been put in before the 50s.

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: Floating Wood Floors
Sombreuil_mongrel

I can't recall hearing of Pergo and it's relatives before 1990.

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