I am not trying to beat a dead horse here. I have read over the recent
thread on wood over concrete. Here's the situation...
My house is 15 years old. Concrete slab about 18 inches above ground.
The builders I have spoken with here in my area (southeast Ga.) have
told me that the moisture should not be a factor on a slab this old.
One even said, glue the wood directly on the concrete.
I want to put down heart pine. Putting down 3/4" ply subfloor then
3/4" pine sounds like the best solution but it raises the floor up
1.5 inches. This does change things a bit, especially in the kitchen
for example regarding the cabinets and kickplate area under the
cabinets - narrowing the recessed kickplate base of the cabinets.
Is raising the floor 1.5 inches really that big of a deal?
1. Your thoughts regarding 15 year slab and wood flooring...hear are
option 1: Underlayment, 3/4 ply subfloor (liquid nailed? or tapkon? to
concrete), 3/4 pine boards: the 1.5 inch rise is not the big a deal
option 2: 3/4 inch pine planks liquid nailed directly to concrete slab
(I could treat the underside of the planks by applying Smith's CPES (a
clear penetrating epoxy used on wood in boat building to prevent rot)
on the underside of the boards if any of you are familiar with it.
Thanks in advance