Floors are a “Snap”
“Beat the Clock” made its television debut on this day in 1950. Host Bud Collyer entertained home viewers by having contestants do zany stunts for money under the pressure of a ticking clock. Today, if you want new “wood-look” flooring you can avoid playing “Beat The Clock” and a host of other games like “Glue or Consequences” and “You Bet Your Budget.”
Today’s new floors are a “snap” — literally. Glueless wood flooring has tongues and grooves that snap together to form a strong, tight seal. This eliminates nailing. Installed wall-to-wall, they need no glue to hold them in place. The flooring just “floats” above your existing floor.
Should the floors ever need repair or replacement — or you want to take it with you when you move — just unsnap it. Now, even renters can enjoy the beauty of the wood-look. You can still put in a real hardwood floor when you want, but sometimes you might want one that is a snap to put in (and out).