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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    Default wood floor over concrete

    can anyone offer the proper way to install hardwood (not laminate)over concrete in the basement. we can't lose too much height.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Northern Virginia

    Default Re: wood floor over concrete

    We did a below-grade engineered (tigerwood) floor in BR-111. It was glued down. I hope never to have to go through that ordeal again.
    Engineered, or BR-111 at least, requires that the slab be level to 1/8" within 6 feet. That made us use a whole lot of SLC. Then, the floor had to be sealed with a proprietary polyurethane sealant, and only then could we glue down the floor.
    There's a floor guy I'm acquainted with who claims that sealing+ 3/4" plywood glued and nailed down, then any hardwood can be installed.
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