Q: What do you think of floating (glueless) engineered hardwood?
A: It depends who the manufacturer is. Torly’s and uniclick appear to make the best, while for a glue down, Mirage engineered is the best I’ve used. The advantage of the floater, of course, is you don’t have the expense of the adhesive.
Follow-up Q: I have heard of Torlyâ€™s so I will look into it a little more now that you recommend that product. As you say, the advantage of a floating floor is that I donâ€™t have to buy the adhesive (and Iâ€™m sure I wouldnâ€™t like the fumes either).
I was wondering whether the installation cost is lower with floating floors since the whole step of applying the adhesive is removed. Or did you mean that $3 per sq. ft. is what you charge for floating floors?
A: The installation may be about the same, but you would still save a few hundred on the adhesive.