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This is one of the most common of floating floor â¦ The issue can be fixed by securing the joists using 2" screw decks. â¦ If the problem is under a linoleum floor, you canât run screws into the flooring surface or youâll damage the linoleum. Lowes is now stocking the Cali Bamboo???? I can tell when I'm walking on it that it's not secure. But as I have come to appreciate, a floating floor that's expected to "float" (expand and contract) over a big distance just doesn't work. A previous installation of a floating floor on a wooden joist-supported surface can develop bounce from a weakening of the joists themselves. Thus, your subfloor has low spots and the laminate âfloatsâ above the floor until you step on the low spots and your weight pushes laminate down to make contact with the subfloor. I have a 2008 Coachmen Captive 288 FKS and the floor from the front entrance door to the sofa slide out visually gives and feels spongy underfoot. Wondering if we would have the same results with a different non-bamboo engineered floor. How to Install a False Floor Over a Basement Slab, Hardwood Installer: Locking Hardwood Floor Systems, How to Fix Floor Deflection for Ceramic Tile, How to Install Solid Wood Floors in Basements. In particular, tongue-and-groove panels create a floating floor that does not require any attachment to the subfloor below. Writing professionally since 2010, Amy Rodriguez cultivates successful cacti, succulents, bulbs, carnivorous plants and orchids at home. We are laying 120 m2 over 2 levels, im just worried that it will have a spongy feel under foot. A large defining point of a home is its flooring, from carpet to laminate types. Another option to minimize bounce on a floating floor over a wooden joist-supported subfloor is attaching beams in parallel to the joists. This extra layer between the final floor and the subfloor creates a slight cushion for any level anomalies that may have been missed during the concrete floor preparation. My real complaint is mostly about not being informed by the seller and experts to the potential of an outcome from what is a non level concrete floor, and to the cost of guaranteeing that it will be level and to feel it is solid but not bouncy. Any suggestions? Feels like the floor is moving anxiety symptom can precede, accompany, or follow an episode of nervousness, anxiety, fear, and elevated stress, or occur âout of the blueâ and for no apparent reason. For starters, a floating floor is floating. The floating sensation or feeling unbalanced is often associated with vertigo or an inner ear infection that can cause imbalance. I laid down a Pergo Laminate Wood Floor and it feels very wierd. Some people, including myself, find the experience unacceptable. Flex=not a flat surface=improper prep. I know you checked to be sure the floor was level, but check again just in case. When you step where a piece of wood lies beneath the plywood, it feels solid; when you step between the wood, it feels spongy. The tile was ripped up prior to installation of the engineered bamboo. I have walked around the trailer and don't feel this problem â¦ That is a critical step and cannot be skipped or you end up with what you have. Learn more. The floor was professionally installed through the store we bought the product from (they have been very responsive to repairing the splitting and buckling but we are tired of the need and it never stays "fixed.") Some people, including myself, find the experience unacceptable. If you are getting a "Tapping" (I'm assuming a floating floor with no padding) then this indicates vertical movement which can over time stress and break the connecting tabs on the planks. For the flooring industry, that is ¼ inch in 10 feet or â inch in 6 feet. Many installers are not installers and consumers suffer for this! But more importantly, they did not install a T-bar transition when the distance exceeded 30 feet - it would have looked terrible, as there's not a good place to have interruped the flow of the floor. I nailed one plank just to see if it â¦ Homeowners can install a long beam at a 90-degree angle to the joists; each joist will lift the floor above to minimize bounce. Any obvious slants to the subfloor should be filled in with small amounts of concrete. Floating floors should not have any flex in them at all. I purchased "Cali" Bamboo which was at the time (4 years ago) one of the best rated Bamboo flooring s. Paid shipping from California (San Diego Area) to the Midwest. It does sound like concrete typically would have low and high spots that could end up giving a feel of "variable give" depending on location on the floor, although maybe no different than a plywood sub floor. 1 hour ago. The squeaks could have been totally prevented if the builder had installed coarse-threaded screws through the subfloor into the floor joists just before the â¦ However, what is normal movement for a floating floor is that which occurs after it is installed over a flat surface. If the floor is glued, the glue may tend to crack when the floor is first used. This introduced a certain amount of bounce. We never experienced the feel of a floating floor installed on an actual flat surface with the padding, so we aren't sure how much different our floor is. Other causes of a floating feeling include atrial fibrillation or temporomandibular joint dysfunction disorder. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options. It is a great option for when you need to install over radiant heat systems. New PergoXP Laminate flooring is bouncy (video to show). Hi Elisa, If the floor feels "spongy" check to see if the floor is too tight to the walls where it gives. Floating floors also work over just about any subfloor. Reducing bounce on concrete subfloors requires preparation before the panels are installed. Part of the subfloor is plywood and part is concrete....all over a crawl space. They are not made to hide bad subfloors. I think air getting pushed up under the floor when it would kick on. I feel as though the ground is not solid and sinking away beneath me when i walk. 2.3K views View 3 â¦ We are getting renos done and I am looking at getting the Swiss Krono aquastop 14mm floating floors. I'm have a similar situation, but installed the floor myself. Often this is the primary reason for excessive give. If you care about the feel of the floor glue down is an excellent option. No one likes the feel of a supposedly solid floor bouncing or sagging underfoot. 8 years ago. Well the flooring overlapped the vent by about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. Floating bamboo floor failed....need to pull up and start over! This is a settling process, and the bonds of the glue break or expand as they settle, growing accustomed to weight being put on the floating floor. I've duct taped the flooring to the vent so that air can no longer get under there and the problem isn't near as bad. Guess what ????? A laminate floor is laid on top of an underlay and is not, and absolutely should not be fixed to the sub-floor as this will do more harm than good. Floating hardwood floors can be installed above, below, or on grade. For the best support, the beam should be supported by two posts at the endpoints of the beam, such as flush against a wall. Today, I notice when someone walks on a certain section, you can see the floor dips down under their weight and feels kind of squishy (best way to describe it). Did lots of research and then the concrete leveling and grinding down, but what I thought would be acceptable low spots have turned out not to be. They may attach with glue or by snapping together. Could possibly use a thin strip of wood to fill the holes and make it â¦ We Want to See It! It still dips a bit but it could be b/c it was being held up for the last week by an air pocket. No way to answer your question without inspecting the floor. A springy or spongy feeling could indicate a minor issue, a major problem or no problem at all. Right now we have carpeting over that. Many people specify and prefer living on a floating wood floor due to this âsoftâ â¦ I believe both the installer and the flooring business that he works for would stand behind it, but I'd like to know if there is an issue before raising it. If excessive movement is present, which can be confirmed by simply pressing the floor with ones foot to visually see the floor move, the movement may cause the edges of each laminate â¦ I'm surprised that these planks flex that easily over short distances as they are about 5" wide by 1/2 inch. 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