Floating floors–what a concept! Sounds like something out of “Peter Pan.” Actually, the floors are designed to stay solidly in place though they are neither glued nor nailed down–hence the ethereal name installers give them.
Some new glueless floors that look like stone, granite, ceramic tile, marble or hardwood are so warm and soft underfoot you may feel like you’re floating. Made of resilient flooring with fiberglass backing, the new floors by Domco are called FiberFloor.
Whether installed by a do-it-yourselfer or a professional, these floors are clean and easy to work with, saving time and money. Professional installer G J West of Augusta, Ga., advises, “If you’re not using glue, make sure that the flooring doesn’t touch baseboards, doorjambs or walls.” Molding will cover the small space between floor and wall.
West suggests that beginners start with a square room that requires minimal measuring and cutting. “In spite of its remarkable flexibility, if you’re covering a big room, you’ll …