What this means ids that the floor is not nailed down or glued down and is technically free to move around - hence the term floating. One of the reasons for having the floor "float" is that it can expand and contract freely with temperature fluctuations. this puts less stress on the floor ad gives you a longer lasting product. When a floating laminate floor is installed, a gap of about 1/4" is left around the edges of the room for this expansion from the temperature changes. You don't actually see this gap because it is covered by the baseboards. A floating wood floor adds a great look to any home, is affordable and can be installed easily by the avid do-it-yourselfer.
In many houses you will find wooden floors. They look good and different; but how functional are they? Wooden floors have both their advantages and disadvantages. Advantages Wooden floors are very easy to clean and maintain. Dirt and stains don’t stick to the floor, so you can just wipe it out with a simple cloth. The color of wooden floor doesn’t change. It will stay the same for a long time. Unlike carpets, wooden floor doesn’t have the scope for allergens. So, people who have problems using carpets because of allergy can use wooden floor and avoid any allergy related health hazard.