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Can I install a solid wood floor over a concrete slab?

It is not recommended to install solid wood flooring over a concrete slab. Although this is the general rule, there have been successful installations of solid wood flooring installed over dry, concrete slabs. This entails several additional steps. If you decide to take the chance be sure to consult with the manufacturer as to their recommendations. Be aware, you may be voiding your warranty.

What wood floor can I install over a concrete slab?

Manufactures do not recommend the use of wood flooring over slab but some engineered wood floors can be glued at the tongue and grooves and then allowed to be floated over a special padding that is laid over the concrete slab.

Laminate Floors Maintenance

Frequently cleaning the floor with cleaning products made specifically for laminate flooring. Sweep, vacuum or dust mop regularly, as built-up grit can damage the finish and surface of your floor. The vacuum head must be a brush or felt type. Do not allow spills or liquids to remain on the floor for an extended period of time as it may cause damage to your flooring.

Where Can I Install Laminate Flooring?

It can be installed in any room of your home, above or below ground, over wood or concrete. But, because laminate flooring is a wood flooring product it is not recommended to be installed in wet locations such as bathrooms, washrooms, saunas, enclosed porches or verandas, or anywhere that may require wet-mopping.

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