floating floors

  • (Floating floor) A Floating Floor is a floor that does not need to be nailed or glued to the subfloor. The term floating floor refers to the installation method, but is often used synonymously with laminate flooring in a domestic context.
  • (Floating floor) tongue-and-groove laminated or engineered-wood sections connected to each other but not fixed to the floor beneath.
  • (FLOATING FLOOR) Wood flooring loosely laid over a resilient underlay. Engineered or Multilayer boards can be laid as floating floors, but not solid hardwood boards. Floating floor boards laid over concrete must include a vapour barrier.


  • the state capital of South Australia
  • A city in southern Australia, the capital and chief port of the state of South Australia; pop. 1,050,000
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Craven, John & Co Ltd. Ephemera. 4.6.1824

Craven, John  & Co Ltd. Ephemera. 4.6.1824
John Craven and Co, Ltd. Corner of Rundle and Pulteney Street, Adelaide. Department Store.
In 1886, John Craven (formerly of Killala, county Mayo, Ireland) joined in partnership with William Armstrong, to open a drapery shop in Rundle Street, Adelaide, which traded in the style of (Craven and Armstrong). Initially a portion of a two storey building owned by the South Australian Company was leased, and within a few years grew to employ 15 sales assistants.
The boom time for this business started after the retirement of Armstrong in 1912. The new owner – J. Craven and Co, purchased the building freehold and acquired the adjoining premises of Bean’s leather shop; Brown’s pie shop; Piper’s fancy goods; and the London Bank. Under the guidance of John Craven, the department store would progress very rapidly. Craven’s policy of quick turnover at a low profit margin assured the stores popularity among the public for value buying.
John made repeated annual trips to England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Switzerland and Italy on buying ventures which took him direct to factory outlets, and by paying cash and relying on depressed economies and fluctuating currencies, saved many thousands of pounds on his purchases of frocks, coats, lace, underclothing, aprons, overalls, hats, etc.
He always made sure his purchases were substantial, and as a consequence was able to offer these items in his Rundle Street store at low cost and fast turnover.
J. Craven and Company was floated as a limited liability business in 1920, and saw further building expansion along Pulteney Street, with the purchase of Peek brother’s tailor shop. Construction of additional upper floors were commenced around 1924 under the guidance of Thomas Charles Craven (son of the founder), and would eventually consist of four stories covering over six acres of floor space.
By the early 1930s Craven’s opened a clothing factory in South Australia and provided greatly needed employment in a time of economic difficulty in the state.
Company founder and Governing Director – John Craven passed away aged 72 years at his residence in Strangways Terrace, North Adelaide, on the 18th of November 1932. The family consisted of John (1860 – 1932), wife Bertha (1863 – 1944), children: Thomas d. 1941, David, Mrs Wighton and Mrs Campbell.
Thomas Craven who had been the manager of the store for over 30 years took charge after his father’s death.
J. Craven and Co, Ltd survived as one of Adelaide’s major department stores until it’s demolition in the early 1970s, with the site now having been re-developed as the Centre point shopping centre.

Floating floor / rail

Floating floor / rail
A little prep on the floor , floating floors need to have a fairly flat surface to rest on , if not you get more movement which can feel a little odd but also could put some stresses on the floor that may open up seems

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