Can hardwood flooring go on concrete?

My answer to that is yes and it is still warranted. But, the catch is that the solid wood flooring we have that can be glued over concrete and warranted is 5/16″ and 7/16″ solid hardwood, not 3/4″ solid hardwood and can be only on on- grade and suspended concrete. Most 3/4″ solid hardwood is made as a nail/staple down installation.

One of the next things we wanted the answer to was; can you put hardwood flooring on concrete?

Here is what we discovered. you can install solid and engineered hardwood flooring over a concrete subfloor using one of three methods: Glue down engineered hardwood flooring to concrete slab above and below grade. Best method for basement installations as well as homes, condos, or apartments.

Can you put solid wood flooring on concrete?

Solid parquet hardwood flooring can be glued directly to a concrete slab on grade or above grade with the use of a manufacturer recommended vapor retarder. Solid parquet should not be installed below grade. A vapor retarder is always required over the concrete slab and below the subflooring material.

You should install a floating engineered hardwood when you need flexibility. Installing a floating engineered hardwood floor works well at any grade level and over most types of subfloor surfaces. A floating engineered wood flooring installation on concrete can be an excellent choice if your subfloor is below grade.

How do you install hardwood flooring on concrete?

Lay 6-mil polyethylene sheeting over the concrete to minimize moisture migration from the concrete up into the wood flooring. Then fasten 3/4-in. Treated plywood to the concrete with concrete screws spaced every 16 in. Alternatively, screw rows of treated 1x4s to the concrete 16 in.

While I was researching we ran into the question “How do you lay hardwood flooring on concrete?”.

The concrete slab needs to be completely cured and moisture free before you can install hardwood on top. Wood needs time to acclimate before you install it so that it adjusts to the natural temperature of the interior of your home. Floating versus nailed down, moisture barrier, or wood width as well are a couple more items to pay attention too.

How to lay hardwood flooring on a slab of concrete?

Solid hardwood flooring offers the most variety in wood species, colors, and styles. Solid hardwood flooring requires 48-72 hours to acclimate before it can be installed. Requires moisture-control barrier under treated plywood. Since the cost of plywood is lower than adhesives, this is the most budget-effective method., and more items.

The next thing we wanted the answer to was: how to install engineered wood flooring on concrete?

To keep your engineered wood floors look their best: Clean spills immediately. Keep your new floor free of dust and debris as these can scratch your floor’s finish. Use a good floor vacuum or your vacuum’s floor accessory tool. Damp mop only using an appropriate cleaning solution. Exchange shoes for house slippers upon entering. Place throw rugs in high traffic areas, and more items.

What type of floor is good to put over concrete?

Engineered wood is real wood. Install cork flooring over concrete as long as the floor is level and clean. Consisting of a wood-fiber center, a laminate floor plank is topped with a paper coating and the combinations are then sealed. A couple additional things to look into are: carpeting, decorative concrete, or tiles.