This Old House

How to Install Floating Flooring

Tom Silva

How to Install Floating Flooring

Find out how to install floating flooring yourself. Learn what a floating floor is: one that sits above the old floor with no glue or nails attaching the two. Get tips on following the manufacturer's recommendations when figuring out whether you need an underlayment and making sure you don't trap your dishwasher if you're installing the floor in your kitchen.