Float + Weight +

Old 07-18-08, 05:33 PM
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Float + Weight +

I noticed in a recent reply to a post that greg.in.maine
commented on heavy furniture and floating floors. I've
got a 6' baby grand piano which weighs a ton. Does this
mean that a floating floor is out of the question?

If so, what are alt options for a concrete slab floor?

Oh, and an unrelated question: I've read everywhere that
regardless of floor type you have to have expansion gap
at perimeter. I've seen pictures of hardwood installations
where the wood simply changes direction without any kind
of transition moulding. How do they do it??

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Old 07-18-08, 06:39 PM
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I think the baby grand will bring out some differing opinions here. Some will tell you that it will "lock in" a floating floor and some will say the floor will have room to expand and contract around the piano rather than being locked in by it. I happen to agree with the latter. It may be problematic if you have two baby grands in one room, but that scenario is highly unlikely. Large appliances, although not as heavy as your piano,rarely cause problems. Given the choice I think an engineered hardwood floor would look better with a piano in the room and will probably perform better.

On your other question the turned transition is just turned. It may, depending on the layout and if one hardwood floor is already existing, have to have to be grooved and splined.

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