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Floating floor... why not?!

Whether it is called floating or raised floor, it’s the same product we’re talking about.
These adjectives in fact describe that method of installing the floor without using any adhesive (dry laying) generally used for classic tiles.
It is an elevated system created to hide under the floor the various mechanical and electrical services such as, power, telephone and IT wiring, supply piping, fluid discharge. 

All this is possible thanks to a substructure with metal or plastic feet which, thanks to their height, make it possible to create a detached surface with respect to the screed and so to form that cavity below (technical compartment) which has the function of housing all the systems mentioned above.


Contrary to the central and northern Europe countries, where the floating pose is now a consolidated modus operandi, in Italy this practice hasn’t been so successful in the private sector (70% of the poses still take place with adhesives). It must be said though that this system has been adopted even in our country for the flooring of operational areas such as offices. An intelligent choice to be able to easily move any connection and create new operating points without the need to intervene with masonry works, often unpleasant and more expensive.




Inspired by offices and commercial buildings, the floating floor has also found space in both indoor and outdoor residential environments, with three great advantages:

1) offers us designers maximum creative freedom in the design phase, freeing ourselves from the positioning of various systems.
2) The empty compartment under the walking surface created by this type of installation, make possible a thermal separation which guarantees a better living well-being.
3) Ease and speed of intervention in case of maintenance or replacement of the tile.



Like any type of flooring, also the floating solution includes various design finishes that vary from the practicality of stoneware, to the elegance of natural stones, passing through the warmth of wood, up to the transparency of glass and to metal design.

The shape of the modules is square or rectangular and both solutions are easily removable manually thanks to the use of a suction cup.


Let's see some applications together:

Newfloor for Citroën dealer in Milan

Newfloor for Rizzoli library in Milan, project by Paolo Lucchetta

Gres tiles by Marazzi

High Glass collection by Nesite