What Kind of Solid Hardwoods Can I Install on Concrete?

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Have you considered new hardwood floors but are unsure if you can do real hardwood over your concrete subfloor? Not to worry, we’re here to help understand what you can use.

 

If moisture conditions are acceptable, there are three types of wood products available for placement over concrete; An engineered glue down, an engineered floating floor or solid wood under 3/4" thick can be used.

  

Several adhesive manufacturers warrant solid 3/4"wood installations, those that do require the use of shorts or board lengths under 36" such as our Virginia Millworks. These should only be installed on or above-grade. Lumber Liquidators recommends 100% urethane flooring adhesives and moisture barriers. Some styles of engineered wood such as the Schon product can be edge-glued and floated over padding. Floating floors are also available in a glueless click-together style.

 

The more traditional ¾" solid hardwoods on concrete can be accomplished with the addition of a *plywood sub-floor used as a nailing base over the concrete.  However, this can raise floor height problems with door entries and thresholds. Engineered hardwood floors eliminate vertical height issues and can be re-finished twice.

 

*See our "Flooring 101" for these details.

If moisture conditions are acceptable, there are three types of wood products available for placement over concrete; An engineered glue down, an engineered floating floor or solid wood under 3/4" thick can be used.

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